Electric locomotive class 371 of the Czech State Railways.
■ Rich detailing wiht many extra-applied plug-in parts
■ Pantographs with innovative fastening
■ Elaborate roof area design and ventilator slats allowing an unobstructed view
■ Delicate design of the bogies and spoked wheels
■ With rail guards and air tanks in closed form for realistic presentation in display cabinets
■ Rear signal switchable with a DIP switch
■ Etched signs for further company numbers included
In the 1980s, the CSD and the DR decided to procure dual-system locomotives to better cope with the steadily growing traffic and the cross-border traffic operations on the Berlin-Dresden-Prague connection.
The enhancement of the Decín-Prague connection to 160 km/h maximum speed made it necessary to upgrade some locomotives. From 1994, six Czech class 372 locomotives were adapted for faster international passenger traffic and operated under the class designation 371 “Turbobastard”. The CD moved the converted machines to the Prague depot.
- Coupling - NEM shaft 362 with close coupling mechanism
- Minimum radius - 358 mm
- Number of axles with traction tyres - 1
- Number of driven axles - 4
- Flywheel - yes