< Previous | Scrollable Story | Thumbnails | Homepage | Magyarul |

The MÁV Nosztalgia kft. - Szabadtéri Néprajzi Múzeum BCmot 422 seen at Budapest-Nyugati

The MÁV Nosztalgia kft. - Szabadtéri Néprajzi Múzeum BCmot 422 seen at Budapest-Nyugati photo

Author: Takács Bence
Captured at: 2009:03:26 09:54:39

26 views

High quality picture

Map:
térkép
PicID: 20222
Tags: Budapest-Nyugati 2 70 71 100 142 BC mot BCmot 422 motorkocsi nosztalgia vonat Frigyláda

These types of railcars are nicknamed Ark of the Covenant because of the fairly visible cooler on the top. Manufactured by Ganz in the early 20th century they were used on mostly lowlands secondary railway lines usually with 1 or 2 trailers so that there was no more need for mixed passenger-freight trains and still the operations became more economical. The Ganz model came out as the best one in a competition where many foreign, mostly German-made railcars were also participating, however the other railcars ended up to be to heavy for the tertiary railways where MÁV planned to use them. This particular railcar was stored for many years at Szentes, before that it was an internally used railcar at the Békéscsaba depot. The large-scale extension of the Skanzen allowed for the restoration of the BCmot 422 together with some adjustments for its new role: lower top speed (together with greater tractive force) for the slow but heavily graded track at Szentendre and a hidden door extension to give an accessible entrance to the car.

New albums:

 

Photo by Takács Bence

Copyright 2005-2017. www.benbe.hu. Railway photography gallery of Takács Bence.

About the authors