Čierny Hron Railway

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Čierny Hron Railway
CHZ stanica1.jpg
Čierny Hron Railway at the station in Čierny Balog
Overview
Native name Čiernohronská železnica
Locale  Slovakia
Coordinates 48°44′46″N 19°39′28″E / 48.74611°N 19.65778°E / 48.74611; 19.65778Coordinates: 48°44′46″N 19°39′28″E / 48.74611°N 19.65778°E / 48.74611; 19.65778
Technical
Line length 17 km (11 mi)
Track gauge 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Bosnian gauge
Operating speed 15 km/h
Route number 900
Route map
3,3
Dobroč stadium
(Sihla)
Pusté
Fekete-Garam
Jánošovka škola
Jánošovka vepor
Jánošovka
3.7
Vydrovo
2.5
Korytársko
1.5
Vydrovo skanzen
Vydrovo most
Black Hron
0
0
Čierny Balog
2.1
Krám
2.9
Nový Krám
4.3
(Šánske)
7.2
Svätý Ján
Black Hron
Selecká elágazás
9.4
Hronec obec
9.8
Hronec zlieváreň
10.1
Hronec
10.7
Valaská obec
11.5
Chvatimech ŽSR
172 Besztercebánya–Vereskő-vasútvonal
11.8
Chvatimech ČHŽ
Podbrezová-Štiavnička
Data from [1]
A train is prepared to travel from Hronec to Čierny Balog.

The Čierny Hron Railway (in Slovak: Čiernohronská železnica or ČHŽ) is a narrow gauge railway in the Slovak Ore Mountains, built as an industrial railway (forest railway) for logging operations.

History[edit]

Planning for the railway began in 1898 and building began in 1908. In 1909 regular wood transport on the railway started, between Čierny Balog and Hronec. The network was extended to transport wood from the forests and by the middle of the 20th century the railway had a total length of 131,97 km, the most extensive forestry railway network in Czechoslovakia.

On 19 July 1927, passenger traffic was permitted on the railway between Čierny Balog and Hronec, which operated until 1962.

The railway was closed in 1982, but it has been granted national heritage status since. During the following few years it was repaired by enthusiasts and re-opened in 1992 as a heritage railway for tourists. The line is now 17 km long: Chvatimech - Hronec - Čierny Balog - Vydrovo.

Motive Power[edit]

Identity Works Number Type Gauge Builder Year Built Previous Operator Status Notes Image
BNE 50 Č 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Stavostroj Rodotínská [2]
BNE 50 F 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Stavostroj Rodotínská [2]
BNE 50 Z 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Stavostroj Rodotínská [2]
BN 30 Azor 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) [2]
DDB 75 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Deutz [2]
DDB 120 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Deutz [2]
Bn60H 900 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) [2]
PETKA 4wDM 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) [3]
DH120 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Poldi [2]
TU24.001 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Stavostroj Rodotínská BN 50[2]
SČM 4
36 005
4wDE 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Stavostroj Rodotínská [3]
TU24 901
LIENKA
4wDM 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Škoda Works Operational [3]
0-4-0DM 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) ČKD Plinthed [3]
ČHLD 2
Joy
1679 0-6-0WT 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Budapest 1909 Not the original ČHLD 2[3][1]
PLD 2 4280 0-8-0T 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) MÁVAG Budapest 1916 Operational U45.903[3][4][2]
3 625 0-6-0T 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Smoschewer 1918 [3][3] CHZ Smoschewer2.jpg
M21 004 54125 Railcar 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Ringhoffer 1939 Operational [3] CHZ railcar Vydrovo.JPG
ČHLD 6 5277 0-8-0T 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) MÁVAG Budapest 1942 U46.901[4]
3 2209 0-6-0T 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) ČKD 1948 Železene Podbresna [3]
ČHLD 5 2611 0-6-0T 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) ČKD 1948 U35.902[3][4][4]
1 2609 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) ČKD 1948 U35.901[1]
ČHLD 7 2610 0-6-0T 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) ČKD 1948 Plinthed at Vydrovo U35.903[3][4] Lesnícky skanzen Vydrovo mašinka.JPG
3611 0-6-0T 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) ČKD 1957 Železene Podbresna Plinthed [3]
764.407 604 0-8-0T 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Reghin 1958 Rebuilt at Kolin 2014[5][4][5]
024 B-B DH 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Rába 1961 TU 45.003[1]
025 B-B DH 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Rába 1961 TU 45.002 (green)[3][1]
027 B-B DH 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) Rába 1961 Operational TU 45.001 (Red/White)[3][1] Chvatimech CHZ engine.JPG
TU 48.001 21583 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) 1972 Lxd2.302[1]
Bn60H 0-4-0DH 760 mm (2 ft 5 1516 in) TSM 1970s Keramica Soukup S.R. [3][5]
(Unnumbered) 3853 0-4-0DM 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) ČKD 1956 Plinthed at Chvatimech [6]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Všeobecno-technický Predpis". ČHŽ - Čiernohronská železnička. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Všeobecno-technický Predpis" (doc). ČHŽ - Čiernohronská železnička. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Williams, Hugh, ed. (March 2015). "Čiernohronská Železnica, N.O. (Čierny Balog Forest Railway), 20/8/2014". Overseas News. Industrial Railway Society. 955: 16. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Pospichal, Josef. "Čierny Balog". Lokstatistik. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Williams, Hugh, ed. (September 2015). "Čiernohronská-Železnica Railway, Hronec-Čierny Balog, 5/2015". Overseas News. Industrial Railway Society. 963: 20. 
  6. ^ "1435 BN 60 č. 3853". Železniční poklady. Retrieved 28 July 2017.