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Railography : Czech Rep : Line 010 Ceska Trebova Area
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Hector's Finest Hour

The class 720 and 721 "Hectors" were among the earliest Czech diesels and most were withdrawn years ago. A handful survive but see very little use. To find a Hector in traffic in 2006 is remarkable enough but to find one powering a EuroCity express is little short of a miracle.

On 20 January 2006, 721.152 pushed EC279, the 07:37 Praha - Budapest express, through a dead electrical section at the east end of Ceska Trebova station.
Camera : NIKON D2X . . . Focal Len : 48.0 mm (72 mm eq.) . . . Shutter : 1/500sec . . . Aperture : f/3.8 . . . ISO : 200 . . . Original : Digital 12MP NEF