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Polish TGV :-)

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Hidden : 2/9/2008
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

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Very old train

PL.:
Po II Wojnie Swiatowej naczelnym zadaniem Polskich Kolei Panstwowych bylo odbudowanie taboru kolejowego, co bylo zadaniem niezwykle ciezkim z uwagi na znaczne zniszczenia wojenne. Z inicjatywy Franciszka Tatary, dyrektora zakladow im. Hipoita Cegielskiego, powstala idea zakupienia kilku wloskich motorowozow, za ktore miano zaplacic weglem najwyzszej jakosci. Wybrano model ALn 7725, jako ze przypominal wygladem nasze przedwojenne motorowozy. Ewentualne ich skopiowanie powinno byc wiec zadaniem dosc latwym.
W 1960 roku trzy wloskie jednostki (ALn 772) zostaly dostarczone na stacje przydzialowa Warszawa Wschodnia i oznaczono je numerami SD80-01, SD80-02 i SD80-03. Pierwsze dwa mialy obslugiwac trase Warszawa - Bydgoszcz - Poznan, trzeci natomiast w okresie letnim mial kursowac na trasie Warszawa - Miedzyzdroje jako ekspres "Blekita Fala", w pozostalym okresie mial obslugiwac rejon Gdyni. "Blekitna Fala" byl wowczas najszybszym pociagiem w PKP osiagajac w 1960 roku srednia predkosc 100.9km/h.
Motorowozy SD80 byly utrzymywane w eksploatacji czynnej do 1967 roku, przy czym od 1962 roku ich rola zmalala z uwagi na zakup wegierskich SN61. W 1962r. prze krotko byly wykorzystywane jako szybkie tramwaje pasazerskie LECH, jezdzace pomiedzy Warszawa a Poznaniem. Uzyskiwaly na tej trasie srednia predkosc ponad 90km/h, dopoki w nastepnych latach nie zelektryfikowano trakcji. W konsekwencji w 1967r. zostaly wycofane z obslugi ruchu pasazerskiego. Po pewnych zmianach zostaly przemianowane na SR70 i do 1974 roku pelnily jeszcze funkcje inspekcyjne. Stacja bazowa w tym okresie byl Gdansk Poludniowy.
Jednostka #01 wykreslono z inwentarza 1.01.1969r., #03 - 31.12.1972r. (ale od 1967 nie byla eksploatowana), a #02 - 30.04.1974r., przy czym od 1969 do 1971 roku byla wykorzystywana do transportu sluzbowego. Z zapisow eksploatacyjnych wynika, ze woz #03 przejechal 904218km uzyskujac srednie predkosci od 75 do 100km/h.
Z trzech eksploatowanych jednostek tylko jedna (#02) zachowala sie w dobrym stanie i zostala wystawiona w Muzeum Kolejnictwa w Warszawie. Niestety po pewnym czasie odstawiono ja na boczny tor ok 500m dalej, gdzie wsrod zarosli zostala doszczetnie zniszczona i obszabrowana. Obecnie zostala odcholowana na peron dworcowy. Zapraszam do odwiedzenia.
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EN:
After WWII, the Polish national railways PKP (Polskie Koleje Panstwowe) faced the task of rapidly rebuilding the whole of their rolling stock, but the national economy had been destroyed by the war. Franciszek Tatara, then president of the agency controlling the Poznan vehicle factory, had the idea of buying some of the new Italian cars and paying them with good-quality coal. The ALn 772s were chosen because their design was quite similar to pre-war Polish cars; replicating them locally would thus be an easier task.
On 1960, the three Italian motor cars (ALn 772) were renamed SD80-01 to SD80-03 and moved to the East Warsaw compartment, where they were divided: the first two entered into service between Warsaw, Bydgoszcz and Poznan, while #03 was used at first for the express train Blekitna Fala(Blue Wave) doing Summer runs between Miedzyzdroje and Warsaw; it was then moved to the Gdynia line for the rest of the year. The Blekitna Fala was the fastest train in the PKP fleet during the 1960s, with an average speed of 100.9 km/h.
The SD80 units were to remain in service in Poland until 1967, albeit with smaller roles after 1962 since they were replaced by the Hungarian SN61. In 1962 they were used for a short time as LECH trains (rapid passenger trains) between Warsaw and Poznan with an average speed of over 90km/h, until the electrification of the line the following year.
Officially retired in 1967, they were converted to SR70 units and assigned to inspection service until 1974, this time based in South Gdansk. Unit #01 was dismissed on January 1st, 1969, #03 on December 31st, 1972 (but it had been out of service since 1967) and #02 remained in use until April 30th, 1974, having been used from 1969 to 1971 as a staff train. The service records of the #03 unit, the only ones that have been preserved, showed that the motor car has run for 904.218 kilometers, with average speeds of 75 to 100 km/h.
Of the three units, only #02 was preserved for some time in the Warsaw Railway Museum. The car was later removed and abandoned, without any apparent explanation, just 500 meters away from the museum yard. Now stands on the station platform. I invite to visit.
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