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Home > MUs > MT5200

MT5201 to MT5202

  • Type: DMU-2 (possibly converted into DMU-3 in 1954)
  • Quantity built: 6, 2 delivered to TCDD.
  • First year: 1944
  • Power: 840 HP (2 x 420 HP)
  • Manufacturer: MAN


History

In 25 October 1940, TCDD placed an order for six diesel railcars with MAN. Each unit had two motor cars of 420 HP each. Nuremberg engineers designed a sturdy unit with a large cooling system very proeminent on each car roof. Each car had the same size, they both had a motor on the outer ends and similar external appearance but their internal layout was different.

  • The A car had a luggage compartment between the motor and the boarding platform. Then came two second class compartments divided in their middle by a toilet / washroom. Finally, a small buffet compartment was provided.
  • The B car had also a luggage compartment that was set up for the transportation of mail and valuable goods. This compartment had a lockable cabinet. Then came a second class compartment, the toilet washroom and finally the first class compartment.

The 12 cylinders MAN diesel engine was bogie mounted and the power transmission was made by a semiautomatic gearbox. The unit could travel at a 120 km/h top speed.

War events disrupted the manufacturing and the delivery of these units since only the first two could reach Turkey. Of other four, three units went to the Slovak railways and one stayed in Germany. However, TCDD was satisfied enough with the MT5200 to place another order again with MAN for the MT5300.

It is recorded that MAN received an order for two cars which were delivered on the 15 July 1954 (serial number 140 866 / 140 867). The exact type of this car is not known but it is likely to be an intermediate trailer to transform the unit into a 5200 a/c/b. The two 5200 sets could then be used along with the MT5300, despite being of lower power.

Delivery & factory numbers

Henshel factory NumberTCDD NumberActual delivery
139 179 + 139 180MT 5201 a/bTCDD / 1944
139 181 + 139 182MT 5202 a/bTCDD / 1944
139 183 + 139 184MT 5203 a/bSlovak railways
139 185 + 139 186MT 5204 a/bGerman railways
139 187 +139 188MT 5205 a/bSlovak railways
139 189 + 139 190MT 5206 a/bSlovak railways

Main characteristics

DMU Axle notationB'2' + 2' B'
Overall length (m)47,235 m
total weight (T)90
Max speed (km/h)120
Total capacity127 seats
motor unit capacity63 seats, 2nd class
trailer unit capacity1st class:24 seats; 2nd class:40 seats
Power:2 x 309 KW (420 HP) at 1500 rpm
EngineMAN Diesel, 12 cylinders, type L12V 17,5/18
TransmissionMechanical 5 speeds, type Mylius semiautomatic

Pictures

MAN factory picture of MT5201 before leaving Nürnberg. A very streamlined and modern looking unit.

MAN factory picture of MT5201 before leaving Nürnberg. A very streamlined and modern looking unit.

An interesting picture taken in the old Ankara depot showing a MT5200 on the left and a MT5300 on the right

An interesting picture taken in the old Ankara depot showing a MT5200 on the left and a MT5300 on the right. A classic background: the Dil, Tarih ve Cografya Fakültesi" in Sihhiye. Published on the cover of Demiryol Mag, issue 42 - 43, 1955.

MT5200, scan of Demiryol magazine, issue 2 , 1951.

MT5200, scan of Demiryol magazine, issue 2 , 1951.

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