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ČKD T499 Triple Icon Shop Diesel
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ČKD T499 Triple
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 23 Icon Power
Tax 227 Fuel
Dispatch XP 71 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Other Information
Unknown origin, exists in Museum.
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The idea for the T499 series sparked in the project offices of the Czech engineering company CKD in late 60's and early 70's of the 20th century. Sporting an engine with 230 millimeter cylinder bore, the T499 was the fastest and most powerful locomotive in the CKD lineup. Technologically, the design of T499 was very modern at that time. It was equipped with the newest type of traction motors, an undercarriage with secondary Flexicoil suspension, electrodynamic brakes, automatic train speed control, AC/DC power transfer and many more novelty engineering solutions, which made the T499 one of the finest diesel locomotives of its era.
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