ČSD M 260.001

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ČSD M 260.001
M 260 001 in the Railway Museum Lužná u Rakovníka
Numbering: M 260.001
Number: 1
Manufacturer: ČKD Praha
Year of construction (s): 1939
Retirement: 1957
Axis formula : (1A) '(A1)'
Gauge : 1435 mm ( standard gauge )
Length over buffers: 22,450 mm
Service mass: 44.8 t
Wheel set mass : 11.2 t
Top speed: 90 (130) km / h
Installed capacity: 2 × 169 kW (2 × 230 PS)
Motor type: Praga
Motor type: 8-cylinder V-engine
Power transmission: hydromechanical
Brake: drum brake
Seats: 64
Classes : 3.

The M 260.001 was a motorized multiple unit for the express service of the Czechoslovak State Railways ČSD. Because of its elegant exterior, the vehicle was nicknamed Stříbrný šíp (German: Silver Arrow ).


Interior in the smoking compartment
Roof section of the vehicle

Based on the good experience with the railcar Series M 290.0 of Tatra , which as Slovakian arrow between Prague and Bratislava wrong, was at ČKD similar cars ordered in Prague. The railcar was delivered in the spring of 1939, but was no longer used as scheduled because the war began on September 1, 1939.

After 1945 the vehicle came to Ústí nad Labem ( Aussig ), where it was mainly used for special trips. Often times the car was rented from the theater in Ústí n. L. for tours. The railcar was later used in local traffic on the local railway from Roudnice nad Labem ( Raudnitz ) to Zlonice . In 1951 the vehicle was parked.

In the Šumperk repair shop ( Mährisch Schönberg ), the car was retired in 1957, but not scrapped. Only the engines were removed and sold to the theater in Praha-Karlin as generator sets.

In the 1970s, the vehicle was discovered by railroad enthusiasts on a siding in Šumperk and later restored on the outside. By the end of 2015, the vehicle was refurbished to be operational, with two TEDOM diesel engines being installed instead of the original drive system that was no longer in existence . On September 10, 2016, the vehicle was presented to the public in the Lužná u Rakovníka Railway Museum .

technical features

The vehicle was powered by two Praga V8 diesel engines with an output of 230 hp each , which were installed directly in the Görlitz type bogies . The power was transferred to the second axle in the bogie via a Praga six-speed planetary gearbox with a hydraulic primary gearbox . The drum brakes , which had previously only been used in motor vehicle construction, were new, but only functioned safely at speeds of up to 90 km / h. Therefore, the maximum design speed of 130 km / h could not be extended. For security reasons, switching stage 6 was therefore always sealed.

See also


  • Detlev Scheibe: An outsider on the edge. in: Modellisenbahner No. 1/87, transpress VEB Verlag für Verkehrwesen Berlin; P. 12

Web links

Commons : ČSD series M 260.0  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Internet page about the refurbishment of the M 260.001