The Slovak Albatross 498.104 is heading to the Czech Republic. He is pulled by a bardot, in Prague he is pulled by a repair
The locomotive goes to Prague on a wheel lathe.
One of the legends of the Czechoslovak railway industry will reappear on Czech railways after more than two years. The Slovak Albatros Club will take the steam locomotive 498.104 to Prague on a lathe tomorrow. The locomotive will run idle, it will be pulled by a T478.1201 locomotive.
The transport to Prague was announced by the Albatros club on its website, where there is no lack of timetable. A train is to appear in the Czech Republic at 12:48 in Lanžhot, going through Brno and Havlíčkův Brod to Prague, where it is to be after 6 p.m. The reason for the move is a visit to a wheel lathe. The locomotive is to be ready for the traditional St. Nicholas rides in Bratislava at the beginning of December.
The Slovak Albatross was supposed to appear in the Czech Republic this year at an event at the ČD Museum in Lužná, but the event was canceled due to the covid.
The 498.104 locomotive is one of the fifteen high-speed steam locomotives of the 498.1 series produced and currently the only one operational. Her slightly younger “sister” 498.106 holds the Czech steam locomotive speed record. Its return to a serviceable condition is not very realistic, it is postponed in the NTM depositories in Chomutov, also nicknamed the hospice for historic railway vehicles. Enthusiasts in Česká Lípa are currently trying to test the 498,112 locomotive.