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Xmas M61
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 112 Icon Power
Tax 945 Fuel
Dispatch XP 860 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Limited gem offer Gem Offer Dec 2018 Bonus locomotive, included with a 72-hours Gem Offer.
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MÁV Nosztalgia Ltd. announced a special train, hauled by a preserved Class M61 diesel locomotive, to the Midsummer night's celebrations held in Austria, in the Wachau gap of the Danube. Diesel units class M61, nicknamed „Nohab“, were the first locomotives of Hungarian State Railways. In the early 1960s twenty NOHAB diesel engines were built for Hungarian State Railways (MÁV), but due to the Iron Curtain, further imports were stopped in favour of M62 locomotives made in Soviet Union. The Swedish locomotives were classified by MÁV as type M61 and proved versatile, highly reliable as well as economical to run. They were even used to haul non-stoppable radioactive waste transport trains from the Paks Nuclear Power Plant to Soviet reprocessing facilities, despite the availability of Soviet-made M62 engines. The M61 type has achieved a cult status in Hungary because they were used to haul most of express trains to holiday resorts around the Lake Balaton region. Their images became closely associated with teenage summer camps, exploration and family recreation during the Socialism era, when foreign travel was highly restricted for the average citizen. Today, the M61s are no longer in regular service with MÁV, most were scrapped but some were saved. One is still run on charter duties by a preservation group in Hungary and Romania and another one hauls track-laying machinery trains in the Budapest region.
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