ČSD series M 140.2

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ČSD M 140.2
Numbering: M 140.201
Number: 1
Manufacturer: Královopolská Brno
Year of construction (s): 1928
Retirement: after 1945
Axis formula : 1A
Gauge : 1435 mm ( standard gauge )
Length: 5,270 mm
Total wheelbase: 3,600 mm
Service mass: 5.4 t
Wheel set mass : 3 t
Top speed: 70 km / h
Installed capacity: 40 hp
Driving wheel diameter: 880 mm
Wheel diameter: 880 mm
Motor type: Královopolská
Motor type: Four-cylinder four-stroke petrol engine
Rated speed: 1,000 / min
Power transmission: mechanically

The M 140.201 is the first motor vehicle manufactured by Královopolská with a combustion engine of the former Czechoslovak State Railways ČSD.


After the first promising test drives of motor vehicles with internal combustion engines were carried out around 1925, some sample vehicles of still minor importance in the operations service at the ČSD were shown . One of these vehicles is the first railcar produced by Královopolská from 1928, designated by the ČSD as M 140.201 . It was ordered by the Lidove Noviny publishing house and used to deliver newspapers in the Brno area. The vehicle was handed over on October 1, 1928.

The literature does not reveal anything about the further use of the vehicle. It was only noted that it was sold to a works railway after 1945, which continued to operate for a few years. Retirement dates and further whereabouts are not known.

technical features

Technically, the vehicle was a delivery van equipped with a rail chassis. A four-cylinder four-stroke petrol engine was available as the drive motor, which delivered 40 hp at a speed of 1000 rpm. The mechanical power transmission was ensured by a 3-speed gearbox. The vehicle could be lifted on the rails by a lifting device and rotated in the direction of travel.

See also


  • Author collective Motore Vozy z Kralovopolsko, 2004 (Czech)