Motorised locomotive T 444.030

Motorová lokomotiva T 444.030

Designation: T 444.030
Production year: 1963
Manufacturer: Turčianské strojárně Martin
Type of vehicle: B'B'



Motorised locomotive with hydrodynamic output transfer itended for pulling lighter passenger and freight trains on side routes and for shunting.

Series T 444.030 locomotives were intended to replace steam locomotives on side routes, where these locomotives pulled mixed trains, manipulation trains and light passenger trains. The first two prototypes were produced at ČKD in 1959. Subsequently their production was transferred to Slovakia to Turčianské strojárně Martin, where 111 units for Czechoslovak State Railways (ČSD) and another 61 units for industry were produced between 1962 and 1965. T 444.0 locomotives were equipped with a K 12 V 170 DR supercharged motor and a hydrodynamic transmission. Because of their red exterior they soon earned the nickname “Karkulka” (“Little Red Riding Hood”). They completed their service during the 1990s when they were replaced with more modern locomotives.

Summary information
Vehicle type: motorised locomotive
Designation: T 444.030
(725.030-1)
Owner: Czech Railways (ČD)
Condition: operational
Nickname: Karkulka (“Little Red Riding Hood”)
Production year: 1963
Manufacturer: Turčianské strojárně Martin
Maximum speed: 70 km/h
Constant output: 515 kW
Output transfer: hydrodynamic
Service weight: 56,6 t
Diameter of driving wheel sets: 1000 mm

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Did you know… ?

The first steam locomotive was produced in the Czech lands in 1900 by First Bohemian-Moravian Machine Works, Prague.