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Class T669




T669.1041 at Shkozet, March 1992

Class + Running Numbers: T669.1001 - 1061
Total: 61 delivered
Manufacturer: CKD Praha (Czechoslovakia - now Czech Republic)
Built: 1968-1990
Engine: CKD K6S 310DR

Technical Data

Wheel Arrangement : Co'-Co'   Power output    : 993 kW
Max Speed         : 90 km/h   Tractive Effort :
Length            : 17.240m   Weight          : 115.80 tonnes
Train Heating     : none
Type of Loco      : General purpose Diesel-electric.

This is the only class currently in service on HSH.

Similar to CSD class T669.0, now CD/ZSR class 770.

The use of numbers in the series T669.1xxx would suggest that these locomotives are similar to the Czech class T669.1 (now Class 771), but they were built as part of the Class T669.0 industrial and export series. Under the Czech numbering system they would have been numbered in the T669.05xx series, but they were given T669.1xxx series numbers in order to fit in with the Albanian numbering system which often refers to Czech-built locomotives by their last 4 digits (at the time of the delivery of these there were already class T435.05xx locomotives in Albania).

These locomotives, known in some countries as "Cmelaks", are also to be found in former Soviet Union Countries (Class CME3), Poland (Industrial Class S200), India (Industrial use): Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL 33-37) and Roukela Steel Plant (DEC 1201-1207), Iraq (Class DES3100), Syria (Class LDE1500) as well as the Czech and Slovak versions (Class 770). Some of the Czech locomotives have been sent second-hand to Guinea.

A total of 61 locomotives of this class were delivered to Albania over a period of over 20 years. A number of the older examples were in store by the early 1990's and it is possible that these were stored soon after the last deliveries arrived. Therefore it is unlikely at the entire fleet of 61 was ever operational at the same time, if they were this was for only a short period.

Deliveries
1001-1005  : 1968-1969
1006-1023  : 1971-1976
1024-1035  : 1978-1980
1036-1050  : 1982-1983
1051-1059  : 1987-1989
1060-1061  :     -1990

In Service beyond 1996 (30):

Two (or four) of these were withdrawn by 2004 (identities unknown).

1006 - at Prrenjas May 2004 - may be withdrawn/stored
1015 - in service 1996, not located since 1996
1019 - in service April 2004
1026 - in service May 2008
1027 - in service April 2012
1032 - in service April 2012
1036 - Prrenjas October 2008
1037 - in service March 2006
1038 - in service April 2012, Shkozet August 2012
1039 - in service April 2004, Shkozet May 2008, Shkozet August 2012
1041 - in service August 2012
1042 - in service April 2012
1043 - in service April 2012 ?
1044 - in service August 2012
1045 - in service May 2004
1046 - in service April 2012, Shkozet August 2012
1047 - in service August 2012
1048 - in service April 2012, Shkozet August 2012
1049 - in service April 2012, Shkozet August 2012
1050 - stored, at Shkozet by 2004
1051 - in service April 2012
1052 - in service April 2012
1053 - in service April 2012, Shkozet August 2012
1054 - in service August 2012
1055 - in service October 2008
1056 - in works at Shkozet April 2004
1057 - in service August 2012
1058 - not located since in service 1996
1059 - in service August 2012
1060 - in service August 2012
1061 - in service April 2012, in service (freight) August 2012

Stored, at Prrenjas by 1996(26):

1001, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1033, 1034, 1035 (1048 was at Prenjas in 1996 but has been noted in service from 2004).

In 2007 23 of these were reported to still be at Prrenjas.


1010 was at Shkozet in pieces April 2012.
Stored, at Memelisht by 1996 (damaged in civil unrest, early 1997), may have been scrapped 2004 (3):

1007, 1014, 1026

Withdrawn, at Shkozet in 1996 (scrapped by 2004)(2):

1040, 1043 (both collision damaged)

Withdrawn, situation unknown (may have been scrapped or traded prior to 1992)(1):

1002



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