The 76cm gauge railways of Yugoslavia

Uskotracne (76-centimetarske) pruge bivse Jugoslavije

A J.Z. class 740-0 diesel at work in Spain

Details and photographs kindly supplied by Jose Luis Fernandez

In 1983 the Italian company Gleismac purchased three Class 740-0 diesel locomotives from Yugoslavia.  Two of them were acquired by the Spanish infrastructure company COMSA, one was used for spare parts and the other was regauged to metre gauge.  The working loco is 740-006 (Duro Djakovic 879/1970) now renumbered to 56LOD3032, the loco acquired for spares is believed to be 740-020 while the other machine, 740-003, was last reported to be in Malaysia.  Since the early 1990's 740-006 has worked on many of the metre gauge lines in northern Spain.

740-006 at Virgen de la Pena in Cantabria, 2005 (above) and three photos of the loco at Talleres de Santander later the same year



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