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Lithuanian railways (LG) passenger diesel locomotive TEP70BS-005 with a fast train Sankt-Peterburg - Kaliningrad, passes through Vilnius - Paneriai stretch, Lithuania

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Very nice. Wikipedia says the TEP70 has 3975 horsepower, is the TEP70BS the same? I think there are 17 cars there!

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Very nice. Wikipedia says the TEP70 has 3975 horsepower, is the TEP70BS the same? I think there are 17 cars there!

Yes, they are powerfull. In our country its ordinary passenger train scheme in summer and holidays. These trains that goes like transits through our country (from bigger Russia to smaller, Moscow - Kaliningrad, Sankt-Peterburg - Kaliningrad, Adler - Kaliningrad and others) are often that long.

The longest I have cought was with 19 cars, but here in the video below is our special train for railway men's day :)

 

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Lithuanian railways (LG) passenger diesel locomotive TEP70-0346 with a fast train Vilnius - Klaipeda, departing from Vilnius, Lithuania

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Belarusian railway (BCh) passenger diesel locomotive TEP70BS-147 (Minsk depot) with a passenger train Kalinngrad - Sankt-Peterburg, departing Vilnius station, Lithuania

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Lithuanian railways (LG) passenger diesel locomotive TEP70BS-005 with a fast train Vilnius - Klaipeda and a freight diesel locomotive 2M62M-0676 with an empty train, Lentvaris station, Lithuania

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Lithuanian railways (LG) diesel locomotives TEP60-0926 and M62K-1041 with a train Nr. 147 Moscow - Kaliningrad, Vilnius - Paneriai stretch, Lithuania

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Belarusian railway (BCh) freight diesel locomotive 2TE10M-3567 (Vitebsk depot) with a heavy loaded freight train heading to Kirtimai station, departs from Valciunai station, Lithuania

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Lithuanian railways (LG) diesel shunting locomotive TEM TMH-041 with a U S military equipment passing through Bezdonis station, Lithuania

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Lithuanian railways (LG) freight-passenger diesel locomotive M62-1091 (M62K-1091) with a fast train Vilnius - Sankt-Peterburg, passing through Bezdonis station

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How many models of electric locomotives are there in the region?  Lots of these videos have catenary, but there's only one EMU set on the first page.

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According to this list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_Railways

there are only two types of emus and everything else is diesel, including all locomotives. However the lines are used by other companies, so they might use electric locomotives on the electrified part of the network. Imho the choosen locations might have more wires than what is normal for most of the network.

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How many models of electric locomotives are there in the region?  Lots of these videos have catenary, but there's only one EMU set on the first page.

We have electrified line from Naujoji Vilnia - Vilnius - - Lentvaris (stretch to Trakai) - Kaunas. But it is used only for passenger trains. Our EMU's operate. We have new EJ575 skoda transportation Czech manufactured EMUs and old RVR ER9M EMUs. Here You can see our all railway lines:

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So as You can see we have only small electrified line.

 

MY latest video for today:

Lithuanian railways (LG) freight diesel locomotive ER20CF-003 with a military equipment, first video taken in Silute - Stoniskiai stretch, second video - in Pagegiai station, Lithuania

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Lithuanian railways (LG) freight diesel locomotive 2M62UM-0283 with a mixed freight train and with a a railway crane KZH562-266 (unknown belonging), passing through Vilnius station, Lithuania

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Lithuanian railways (LG) freight-passenger diesel locomotive M62K-1091 with a train Moscow - Kaliningrad, Vilnius - Paneriai stretch, Lithuania

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Was that 17 cars?  What is the acceleration of these?

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Was that 17 cars?  What is the acceleration of these?

Yes, You are right, it was 17 carriages. Here is more information about these locomotives in wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M62_locomotive

 

For example this one - M62K-1091, it is made in 1970. The Letter "K" means that the engine is modernized. Originally it is M62.

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The modernised ones are almost at the same power as an OBB Herkules, so around 1.4-1.6 megawatts, but greatly geared down in speed. Due to the low top speed and 6 axles (they are freight locomotives), this means a rather good starting power and very quick acceleration to the top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) with a light passenger train, but they are usually run around 80 km/h (50 mph). So the M62 class is rather slow, but pretty strong. In amercian terms, it's between an alco RS3 and and an emd GP40, with fuel consumption and soot output in the alco range. It's a bit weaker than a comparable emd-nohab M61 which was based on the emd F7P. Passenger use of the M62 is problematic since it doesn't have steam or electric train heating and the original variant had to haul around a steam/head end power car or had to be used with self powered (with axle generators) and self heated cars (with coal or oil stoves). This wasn't a problem in the Soviet Union, but most east european countries switched to head end steam/electric heating before ww2, so using the M62-s on passenger trains was always a last resort, usually when even a steam locomotive was not available. Today many M62-s are still in service, some of them remotorised and head end power support added. With the new motors, they are pretty reliable freight units. The higher powered and upgraded variant, the DR 130 class is similar, but has a higher top speed, head end power and it's very similar to the emd F40PH.

 

ps: M62 : M = diesel, 6x = 6 axles, x2 = 2nd 6 axle diesel electric locomotive of MAV

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The modernised ones are almost at the same power as an OBB Herkules, so around 1.4-1.6 megawatts, but greatly geared down in speed. Due to the low top speed and 6 axles (they are freight locomotives), this means a rather good starting power and very quick acceleration to the top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) with a light passenger train, but they are usually run around 80 km/h (50 mph). So the M62 class is rather slow, but pretty strong. In amercian terms, it's between an alco RS3 and and an emd GP40, with fuel consumption and soot output in the alco range. It's a bit weaker than a comparable emd-nohab M61 which was based on the emd F7P. Passenger use of the M62 is problematic since it doesn't have steam or electric train heating and the original variant had to haul around a steam/head end power car or had to be used with self powered (with axle generators) and self heated cars (with coal or oil stoves). This wasn't a problem in the Soviet Union, but most east european countries switched to head end steam/electric heating before ww2, so using the M62-s on passenger trains was always a last resort, usually when even a steam locomotive was not available. Today many M62-s are still in service, some of them remotorised and head end power support added. With the new motors, they are pretty reliable freight units. The higher powered and upgraded variant, the DR 130 class is similar, but has a higher top speed, head end power and it's very similar to the emd F40PH.

 

ps: M62 : M = diesel, 6x = 6 axles, x2 = 2nd 6 axle diesel electric locomotive of MAV

 

Yes, You are completely right. Also, some of our M62Ks were modernised with braking system - electro pneumatic brakes were installed, so some of them are fitting for taking passenger trains. And yes, they are slow, but in our country to take the transit trains (Moscow - Kaliningrad, Sankt-Peterburg - Kaliningrad etc) for them is kindly enough to run by the schedule. But novadays these locos are taking from service, because a project with CZLOKO for building TEM-TMH locomotives succeeded and they will change our M62s and old CME3 diesel locomotives. Its a little sad ofcorse (from railfan position) that old diesel locomotives will be only in our minds, videos and photos :)

 

We have modernised 2M62s with CATERPILLAR engines:

 

Also we have siemens eurorunners ER20CF, in the video they are taking a train to the hill with over 6800 tons of freight from belarus, mainly mineral fertilizers:

 

TEM-TMH diesel shunting locomotive, we have already manufactured to ~70 units from 2011

 

And here is the beast from Belarus with original engine, these also are being modernised very fastly, so these engines will be forgoten fastly... What a sound.. yes? :)

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Lithuanian railways (LG) freight-passenger diesel locomotive M62K-1091 with a passenger train Vilnius - Sankt-Peterburg, Vilnius - Naujoji Vilnia stretch, Lithuania

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Lithuanian railways (LG) freight diesel locomotives Siemens Eurorunners ER20CF-041 and ER20CF-??? with a heavy loaded freight train, Sateikiai - Kulupenai stretch, Lithuania

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Lithuanian railways (LG) passenger diesel locomotive TEP70BS-004 with a fast passenger train Sankt-Peterburg - Kaliningrad, Vilnius - Paneriai stretch, Lithuania

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Lithuanian railways (LG) freight diesel locomotive 2M62M-0949 with a mixed freight train, Stasylos - Jasiunai stretch, Lithuania

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Belarusian railways (BCh) passenger diesel locomotive TEP60-0391 (Vitebsk depot) with a fast train Sankt-Peterburg - Kaliningrad, Kyviskes - Naujoji Vilnia stretch, Lithuania

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Lithuanian railways (LG) passenger diesel locomotive TEP70-0332 with a fast train Vilnius - Klaipeda, Vilnius - Paneriai stretch, Lithuania

 

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