TGOJ T43 and TMY 106

Swedish Diesels - The early hood units.

SJ T42 205
This is the engine which is the mother of all Nohabs. EMD sent this unit over to Europe to promote sales and after its tour was over, it was sold to SJ as its lone class of T42. NoHAB approached to EMD and redesigned EMD.s F3 and F7 to the Europea market. The result was a success and in Norway which was the last of the original owners of the cab units shut down the EMD 567-powered cab units as late as the year 2000.

But without this small but very loud unit there would have been nothing. After spending decades in Haparanda area running on a remote line where its noice was not bothering any living souls, it was sold of to the GM-group in Norway which restored it in to its demonstrator paint. When the group was disbanded the unit was aken over by the National Railroad Museum in Gävle. Gävle 2011-09-17.

SJ T41 200
Sounding like a hurricane and looking very much different than any of the Swedish diesles. These behemoth were the SJ.s version of the famed Nohab cab units sold to Denmark, Norway, Belgium Hungary and Luxemburg. SJ was interested in a cab version which resulted in this engine that looks like a someone placed EMD.s NW5 hoods on a frame and placed a stranged looking gazebo or a gardenhouse as a cab. They were 4 units of this T41 type and they spent their time to haul trains of just about any kind between Borlänge and Mora untill the line was elecrified. Gävle 2011-09-17.

SJ T41 204
When NoHAb introduced their famous bullnose diesels Sj placed a small order of five which were based on same powerplant but constructeed as single cab hood units. At first they were classified as T4.s but as newer diesels arrived they were classified as T41. They stayed for years on the Dalecarlian main line untill the line was elecrified in 1978 and the units were placed on duty on Inland line. Three engines remains, T41 200 and T41 204, while the sister unit T 41 202 is used as spare parts to keep the two in running condition. Gävle 2008-09-06

SJ T41 204
When NoHAb introduced their famous bullnose diesels Sj placed a small order of five which were based on same powerplant but constructeed as single cab hood units. At first they were classified as T4.s but as newer diesels arrived they were classified as T41. They stayed for years on the Dalecarlian main line untill the line was elecrified in 1978 and the units were placed on duty on Inland line. Three engines remains, T41 200 and T41 204, while the sister unit T 41 202 is used as spare parts to keep the two in running condition. By the way, the impressive numbers of stacks are just for the show, and the engine was loud indeed. The hatches and engine room doors are under repaint, but in this condition it dispklays how everything is arranged and the big EMD engine is located under the hoods.Gävle 2008-09-06

SJ T41 204
Looking a little shy compared to its sister the T41 204 is in splendid condition and wearing every door, hatches and whatever its sister is missing. The number of stacks are the normal for these units and it was alot nmore quiet compared to its sister. Yet one modification of time has not been removed, the modern set of lights whoch was standard on just about any units built between the sixites and the eighties. Gävle 2011-09-17.

SJ T43 209
After ordering a modest fleet of 5 T41.s and purchasing the EMD.s demonstration unit to form the sole class of T42, SJ decided to go big time on replacing steam with the T43 class. The very first of the units were delivered 1961 and the last in 1963. They did in periods haul passanger trains but were used as road power on unelectrified lines. Rhis unit among the first built is now sitting in the storage tracks of the national railway museum in Gävle. This unit, the T43 209 was the first of the class. Gävle 2008-09-06

SJ T43 209
Nothing much has happned to first T43 ever nuilt, the T43 209 but it as slated to be painted and rebuilt in to shape it was back as it was delivered to SJ. This will mean the classic red-white and blue paint and removal of some modification and adding the missing skirt on its sills.
Gävle 2008-09-06

IBAB T43 213
Perhaps the largest owner today of the old T43 class is The Inlamdsbanan (IBAB) and their hub is at the old huge roundhouse at Östersund. Since my last visit the Green Cargo T44.s were gone and the yard switching was carried out by IBAB. One of the sets used this T43 in last owners paint yet the third applied to it and suprisingly by ex NSB Di3.632!.
Östersund 2012-08-06.

BV T43 214
The unit seem to have been based at Mora as reserve power for the pulpwood and unit container trains on the southern leg of the Inland Line. Here it is used to push new power to the line, a leased ex dane Mz 1413, date 11. Febr 2004.

IBAB T43 216
IBAB has recently added a number of T43.s to its roster. One sorce of units seems to be Baverket (BV), the national agency for maintenece of the tacks, signals and whatever is included in right of way in Sweden. Here The local railroad club in Mora has loaded IBAB T43 in BV paint, is to haul unwanted equipment of the roundhouse of Orsa. Orsa 2011-08-17

IBAB T43 221
IBAB seem to roster more than one T43.s as a sister unit to now repainted and restored T43 222 is now used on MoW and timber trains on the southern portion of the line. Just as weathered as T43 222 before repaint, the unit is having a consist with of ten to twelve TGOJ cars loaded with replaced ties in Orsa 2006-06-09.

IBAB T43 222
IBAB has gone shoping for new power!:Not exactly new but still able to haul a set of gravel cars for the MoW work along the southern part of the Inland line. Photo in Orsa 1 of June 2005. See more photos of these veteran unit in Features.

IBAB T43 222
Back to the future?
No, I have not restored old photos from the sixities, it is hard to believe that this is dated from of February 2006!

If you ever wondered how the T43.s looked like when they were new? Quite colorful, isn't it? I have only seen the engines in more current blue and orange, but this look very nice. Compared how this unit looked like in the summer of 2005 and the currrent makes it hard to realize that it is actually same unit. Only parts that is not original, are the stanchions around the ends of the units and few things on the lettering and the safety yellow bumbe bee stripes around the stairs. T43.s are usually a bit noisy, but this time the sleak looking engine was more quiet as it rushes to north with an empty timber trains.

IBAB T43 222

Here is a batch of photos of Ibab ex. SJ T43 222 in original colors. One of the most noteful thing that difers from its original appearence is the addition of front saftety stanchions on the front end of the engine. As noted before, this bright paint job was added on the T43.s and Z65 class as they were delivered. Mora 2008-06-09.
TGOJ T43 223
The pulpwood runs on Inland line are inregular consiting mostly of a single T43 and 10-15 cars of different orgins abd types, T43 223 was parked with empty pulpwood cars in west end of Mora yard.

HectorRail T43 225
HectorRail owns this T43 which still sported a very worn SJ paint that was painted in mid 1970.s Appearently the unit does not see much of service but looked intact and was sitting close to the HectorRail shops. owner.
Ånge 2012-08-05
BV T43 226
After the the InlandsGods was out of business, the power of the limited loads hauled on the lines sees different power. As this BV T43 226 at Mora in 19.November 2003.

TGOJ T43 228
It is not only TMX or TMY on IBAB, a number of T43.s are leased to fill up the roster. In of march the unit train was hauled by GN painted TKAB 106 and TGOJ T43. I guess this was the last time this season seing the GN painted unit. As it was switched over to the southbound hauled by a green Ma. In joined forces they left Mora, while the T43 was enough power to haul a hand ful empties to Sveg.

IBAB T43 228
A TGOJ T43 is back on duty of its former owners services as it appeares to be switcher at the large container terminal in Årsta south of Stockholm in 22. December 2007

SJ T43 230
A feew missing parts says that this T43 is used as spare parts to keep its sisters alive. Not even the fact that the engines is sitting on the storage tracks of the railway museum will keep its future entirely bright. Gävle 2008-09-06

Ex. SJ T43 232
T43.s as they phased out from SJ roster have adopted more colorful scheme. This engine now is working as a plant switcher at a huge saw mill at Insjön. The busy engine has still some time before going to work as it is about 5 o'clock in the morning. Insjön 2007-05-18

SJ T43 235
T43 235
T43.235 at the the Swedish Railway museum These diesel engines built in the early 60.s replaced steam engines from mainline runs on the unelectrified lines. They are powered with a 12 cylinder EMD 567 engines. The remaining engines have been transfered to other owerships, govermental and private The Banverket, an authority in Sweden for track maintance and construction, has repainted most of their engines in a rather eye catching yellow and darkblue scheme. The other owners, as you can see below.

T43 235 detailshots


TGOJ T43 232 on rare passenger run on Inland Line 2003
SJ never went for the Nohabs, but wanted a centercab engines. So the first were 4 T 41.s that looked like a mix of NW 5 and greenhouse as a cab. T42 was a EMD G12 demostrator followed by T43.s that were the first built in numbers. The T43 was the only diesel powered by a 564 engine on SJ. If you exclude the Tc-class plowengines that were mostly used as MoW power during the summermonths. The engines were withdrawn during the late eighties and scrapped or transfered to TGOJ or Banverkets ownership. A handful was also sold to the new regional lines.
The TGOJ engines are still today part of SJ and used as rentals by a number privatly owned regional lines or large industries as the this leased engine here used by Orsatåg (now merged in to Inlandgods) in summer of 1999. The TGOJ have repainted most of their engines including the engines transfered from SJ, to this modern livery of ligthgreen and darkblue.

The most of the pulwood cars are a mix of beaten ex SJ cars with new markings, various leased cars and some Kbs-cars. Occationally 4-axled cars with bulkheads and some suitable cars that have been borrowed are used in a mix...

ex. BV T43 239
The railroad museum in Gävle has pulled out one of its operating T43.s along T41 205, and T42 205 out facing the roundtable during the open day in September 2011. Gävle 2011-09-17.

Bantåg T43 248
This veteran diesle is cloe to 50 years old an stilloperating, though not longer on mainline duties but I guess MoW or shop switcher at Ånge. Built as one of the colorful 50 unit engine decked as T43 222 seen above the less attractive still adds another variation in paint schemes applied by new owner.
Ånge 2012-08-05

CQC T43 250
A repainted and privately owned T43 250 leased to InlandGods is waiting to run light back to Östersund after a delivry of timber to the large saw mill at Mora Noret. Though InlandGods does hav a number of units of their own nowadays, it still have to rely on leased unite once in a while. Mora 20070514.

BK TÅG T43 252
The BK-tåg have repainted their T43.s in their torquise and bluescheme, and they are seen sometimes in Mora on service on Inland-Gods with IBAB.s TMX engines. But here one of them is seen on rock train from Älvdalen. The T43 has hauled the train to Mora where a TGOJ Ma is added to haul the train further southbound.

BK TÅG T43 254
The BK units are not a common sight in Mora and actually this is first time since seeing T43 252 in 1990.s that a BK T43 is in the area. Its mission was a bit odd, as the yard was host for a Connx passanger unit and the venerable diesel hauled a set of Italian bulkwood flats to the yard. date and place Mora of May 2005.

BV T43
To add more color, Banverket which handles the MoW duties of all national net, undepending on wheter it is a national or private operator has repainted their units in various yellow schemes. The most common on T43.s is this but there are at least on in very day glow yellow and grey.

BV T43
The BV.s diesel do not only haul gravel, or contruction equipment. The power hungry Inland Line occationally leases a unit or two during the winter to handle the trains. Such was the case with this run, The 40 year old unit hauled a unit log train to Mora on 12. January 2004.

The winter of 2004 so far have been busy with log harvesting, as the the number of log and pulpwood trains has increased to three separate daily unit trains.
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