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Railography : Czech Rep : Line 010 Ceska Trebova Area
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Unstoppable 163s

As temperatures dropped and many classes began to suffer reliability problems, the locos of classes 162 and 163 and their dual voltage class 362 and 363 cousins just kept going. In addition to their own booked duties, they covered for failed Pendolinos and locos of other classes, keeping the railway running smoothly. 163.085 was photographed on a westbound freight passing Parnik, near Ceska Trebova, on Tuesday 24 January 2006.
Camera : NIKON D2X . . . Focal Len : 50.0 mm (75 mm eq.) . . . Shutter : 1/640sec . . . Aperture : f/6.3 . . . ISO : 200 . . . Original : Digital 12MP NEF