Tatra T5B6

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Tatra T5B6
Most, Velebudice, Tatra T5B6.jpg
Tatra T5B6 in Most
ManufacturerČKD Tatra
AssemblyCzechoslovakia Prague
Family nameTatra
Constructed1976
Entered service1978 – 1990
Number built2
Number preserved1
Capacity122
Specifications
Car length14,700 mm (48 ft 3 in)
Width2,600 mm (8 ft 6 in)
Height3,145 mm (10 ft 3.8 in)
Doors3
Maximum speed65 km/h (40 mph)
Weight16,000 kg (35,000 lb)
Engine typeTM 22
Traction motors4
Power output4×77 kW
Electric system(s)600 V DC
Current collection methodpantograph
Wheels driven4
Coupling systemAlbert
Track gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in), 1,524 mm (5 ft)

The Tatra T5B6 was an experimental tramcar built in 1976 by ČKD Tatra.

History[edit]

Having enjoyed widespread success throughout the Soviet Union with its earlier products, Tatra were keen to develop a new, modernised generation of tramcars for its clients. After initial runs on test-track at the Tatra factory, two prototypes were delivered to Most for evaluation, where they spent a year. The transport authorities in Most were however unwilling to pay a higher price for the T5B6 than they would otherwise have paid for the T3SU and no more orders were placed. The original prototype is still in Most, however it does not see active service and is kept only as an historic vehicle.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tatra T5B6". Strassenbahnen-Online. Retrieved 2007-12-09.

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