15 February 2019 at 9:48 am #2183
Salutări din Bulgaria și felicitări pentru marea lucrare! Chiar îmi place să conduc trenuri de marfă grele cu acestea în Open Rails și în MSTS înainte de asta. Acestea sunt una dintre locomotivele mele preferate din România. Păcat că nu există nici un model de clasa 64 de asemenea. Voi fi foarte bucuroși să văd acești giganți în Open Rails când vor fi pregătiți. Mai rămâne multă muncă pe acest pachet de locomotive?
P.S. Ne pare rău dacă ortografia nu este corectă, folosesc Google Translator.
No train, no fun!15 February 2019 at 7:00 pm #2184
All locomotives (both 3000 HP and 4000HP) are already available for download within this pack “MSTS CFR Megapack 6 v1U”
Please take notice it is necessary to download again the new version of common cabview and sounds “MSTS CFR Common Cabview & Sounds v1.1”
I am also interested into class 64 but i need some time to gather info and materials necessary for construction.
It is fine to write in english.15 February 2019 at 9:03 pm #2185
Ooooh, that is very good. Great news. Hopefully in the future Class 64 will be also available. It is too sad that all of these big & powerful locomotives are not working anymore and had a relatively short stay in use with CFR. I know that there was one from Class 64 in Italy working for a rail maintenance & construction company. There were even videos in youtube. Great locomotive.
No train, no fun!15 February 2019 at 10:30 pm #2186
Having something more economical in terms of finance is always the highest priority for companies. Are there Sulzer locomotives still running in BDZ?
And yes i know about the single class 64 from Italy.15 February 2019 at 11:42 pm #2187
Yes, we are lucky to still have in use the BDZ Class 06 (LDE 2100) which I think is equal or the same as CFR Class 60. We had many locomotives from this class but with the time some were lost in accidents, others were scrapped due to heavy damage on engine and other apparatus. After 1990 the freight moved over rails in Bulgaria decreased from 110 000 000 tons per year to just about 19 000 000 and these also include the cargo transported by the private companies. With less trains to move and the finished electrification on some railway lines, the use of the BDZ Sulzers continued to decrease and reached its current low level. I think there are not more than 30 active locos from BDZ Class 06 today. The good news is that some were purchased by private operators and several were sent for repairs to Romania and three of them are already back and in service with BDZ. Two or three exBDZ locomotives were purchased by a private operator and are working on coal trains.
No train, no fun!15 February 2019 at 11:57 pm #2188
Never thought that the number is so low with the 06 class still in use. On the other hand, i’ve seen Ludmillas on your railway. Many of them ex-TE109 in use?16 February 2019 at 6:19 pm #2189
The situation is identical with them. In general our railways are experiencing very big difficulties in the last two decades because of bad management and because despite being the owner, our government spends more money on roads and highways and prefers to invest there. There are plenty of engines stopped and stored in sheds across the country hopefully waiting for better days. Some have been sold to private operators, some were sold in Poland. The LDH 125 are doing way better because they are working across the country both for private operators, for the state railways BDZ and in some factories. For BDZ they work on passenger trains (local trains on branch lines), local cargo trains and mostly as heavy shunters. For the private operators they work as shunters and as locomotives hauling catenary and railway track maintenance and construction trains. The BDZ 06 is used nowadays only for freight trains primarily in Southern Bulgaria. They are working around Sofia too. The Ludmillas are working both freight and passenger trains. We have several of them fitted with train heating for this purpose. The railways in our country are no way near to what they used to be 20 or 30 years ago. I live in a town which is a railway junction and there were locomotive depot, depot for passenger and freight cars, big cargo loading yard. The town also had two other small stations – eastern and southern. I have members of my family, relatives and friends working in the railways or being former railway workers. I loved to spend all of my free time as a child at the station. It was so busy then. About twenty years ago the decay started after a rightist party took power and started closing railway lines between 1998 and 2002. In my town first they closed the depot for passenger and freight cars. Then they closed the cargo loading yard. Later due to less traffic and a cuople of branch lines closed, the locomotive depot was relegated to a branch depot of Sofia and a two years ago the eastern station was closed completely. The southern station is still there just because there is the place where two main lines unite. This is the sad situation here and my town is only one of the hundreds of places across the country that share the same fate. Sometimes when I go to the station and I see in what it turned it makes me cry. The economical catastrophe that we came through in the 1990s and bad politicians brought us to this but this is a looong, long story. Anyway I don`t want to spam anymore under the topic for these great locomotives. Keep up the good work. These mighty ALCOs bring me back in the old days when Sulzer diesels used to haul heavy freight trains in our area and I almost feel the smell of burned diesel fuel in the air. If anyone has questions, please send me a private message or e-mail. I will be glad to give more info on the topic or any other stuff that might be helpful regarding the railways in our country.
No train, no fun!16 February 2019 at 6:37 pm #2190
Your case is not singular with the railway company, here also things turned out pretty badly.
Feel free to open a topic about your railway in our forum sub-section “Cafeneaua Feroviară/Discuţii Libere”
In any case, how did you find out about our ALCo’s?
Also due the fact that we have in common some of the locomotives, take in consideration that it might be possible to make reskins on our existing models. I cannot promise that all can be modified to meet the bulgarian versions but it’s a good place to start. If there are photos available for reskin purposes, please let us know and maybe we could help expand also on foreign rolling stock.
I remember finding a bulgarian website with MSTS addons but it closed long ago.16 February 2019 at 7:50 pm #2191
I will be glad to start a topic about our railways in the appropriate section of the forum. I promise to find time and try to do this soon. I have a kind of nostalgia for the old days of the railways in most European countries (most of modern day rolling stock looks a bit ugly to me, not to mention the fact that many passenger trains are using today DMU and EMU units, not locomotives and cars). I have interest in the old days PKP, MAV, JZ, CFR, DR, DB, SNCF and of course our own railways. Of the rolling stock of these railways I have different levels of knowledge. About the ALCOs I found out many years ago when I was looking at the diesel locomotives manifactured in Romania and also when I found the models on the Train-sim.ro website. Then I found http://www.locopage.net/ which made my interest even bigger. I like the powerful, big, good, old diesel engines which now may not be the best thing for the nature but as a railway fan you will understand what I mean. Just imagine that you are at the station, about 10-15 meters away from one of these mighty beasts, which starts in a cloud of smoke and with revving turbo departs from the station with a long and heavy freight train. That sight, the roar, the sound from the loaded freight cars clunking over the rails, the ground trembling – this is something which I love and consider unique. I have enjoyed such an event with Ludmillas, LDH 125, different electric locomotives and of course a Sulzer loco. I can just imagine what it will be to be able to witness the same thing with an ALCO powered diesel. The Bulgarian website and MSTS Forum are officially dead. The forum is not active from a couple of months and has been removed from its host server. I was one of the last people to write there. Nobody wrote after me for more than one year. From the very beginning we didn`t had good specialists able to create models. One moved abroad, the other moved to Trainz and then disappeared completely. Most of the works we had there were reskins, some of them with questionable quality. Most fans are now concentrated in Facebook groups were they can gather likes and comments on their photos. Taking a photograph with the phone and posting it on FB is much more easy than spending many nights and days creating a good 3D model of a train from Open Rails/MSTS. If I had the time & knowledge about this and if I was good at maths, many Bulgarian locos would have already been created. In the past I even bought a better camera to be able to take high resolution photos suitable for reskins of BDZ locos but then things changed and now I work 6 days in the week and time is very limited. Still if I get the time and make good photos of Sulzers, BDZ Class 46 or local LDH-125 I will be glad to donate them for reskins.
No train, no fun!13 February 2020 at 8:48 pm #4367
Desi am instalat toate packurile de material rulant nu gasesc aceste locomotive in folderul simulatorului.
Stie cineva sub ce nume le pot gasi pentru a stii daca le-am instalat ?
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