In the interests of extending lifespans, reducing operating and maintenance costs, improving driver working environments, and enhancing network safety, MÁV is giving a new impetus to refurbishing its ageing diesel fleet.
Locomotives selected for rebuilding are subjected to a thorough bodyshell refurbishment, re-engining, installation of new generators or hydraulic transmission, and new auxiliary equipment. Cabs are fitted with air conditioning, with redesigned, ergonomic seats and driver’s desks and panels...
Szentgotthárd, on the Austria/Hungary frontier, is where ÖBB and MÁV high powered diesel locomotives frequently meet. On 27 August 2003 the ÖBB Hercules 2016 026 has arrived with an international freight train, which it will hand over to M62 302 for the onward run to Szombathely.
Photo: Ákos Grátzer