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200 Zdice - Protivin
09-D-1539

Rejkovice

In a surprise move, the secondary route from Zdice, west of Praha, to Protivin, west of Ceske Budejovice had many of its railcars replaced by loco hauled trains for a few years from December 2008. The reason given was to provide an alternative Praha - Ceske Budejovice service while the main line was being upgraded. The new through services were much slower than trains on the main line and usually only loaded to 2 coaches, making them a poor alternative from the travelling public's perspective but they did give Class 749s made redundant by developments elsewhere a new lease of life.

749.011 was photographed near Rejkovice on R1246, the 09:41 from Praha to Ceske Budejovice, on 3 May 2009.
camera : Nikon D2x
 
lens : 28-70mm f/2.8
 
focal length : 56 mm (84 mm eq.)
 
shutter : 1/640sec
 
aperture : f/7.1
 
ISO : 200
 
original : Digital 12 MP NEF
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