Bulldog noses in Hungary

Class M61

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MAV M61.004 a day after its crash at Badacsonylabdihegy (H) on 5 June 1999 (Denzil Morgan photo)


MTMG M61-010 (NoHAB-GM Foundation) brings the second string of tank cars from Lábatlan to Gyor along the Danube river at Komárom on 8 May 2015.

Cab of MAV M61.004 just installed in the local water tower. Tapolca, 21 December 2015.

Cab of MAV M61.004 just installed in the local water tower. Tapolca, 21 December 2015.

MAV Nosztalgia M61.019+MAV M61.001+MAV Nosztalgia M61.006+NoHAB-GM Foundation M61.010+MAV M61.020+MAV M61.017+6 MAV Nosztalgia coaches as special passenger train from Budapest Magyarvasii Horte to Tapolca at Aszófo on 22 December 2015.

MAV Nosztalgia M61.019+MAV M61.001+MAV Nosztalgia M61.006+NoHAB-GM Foundation M61.010+MAV M61.020+MAV M61.017+6 MAV Nosztalgia coaches as special passenger train from Budapest Magyarvasii Horte to Tapolca at Révfülöp on 22 December 2015.

MAV Nosztalgia M61.019+MAV M61.001+MAV Nosztalgia M61.006+NoHAB-GM Foundation M61.010+MAV M61.020+MAV M61.017+6 MAV Nosztalgia coaches as special passenger train from Budapest Magyarvasii Horte to Tapolca at Révfülöp on 22 December 2015.

MAV Nosztalgia M61.019+MAV M61.001+MAV Nosztalgia M61.006+NoHAB-GM Foundation M61.010+MAV M61.020+MAV M61.017+6 MAV Nosztalgia coaches as special passenger train from Budapest Magyarvasii Horte to Tapolca at Badacsonytördemic on 22 December 2015.

MAV Nosztalgia M61.019+MAV M61.001+MAV Nosztalgia M61.006+NoHAB-GM Foundation M61.010+MAV M61.020+MAV M61.017+6 MAV Nosztalgia coaches as special passenger train from Budapest Magyarvasii Horte to Tapolca at Tapolca on 22 December 2015.

From right to left MAV 478 225, MAV M61.017, MAV M61.020, NoHAB-GM Foundation M61.010, MAV Nosztalgia M61.006, MAV M61.001, MAV Nosztalgia M61.019, Karpat Vasut 459 021 at Tapolca on 22 December 2015.

From left to right MAV M61.017, MAV M61.020, NoHAB-GM Foundation M61.010, MAV Nosztalgia M61.006, MAV M61.001, MAV Nosztalgia M61.019, Karpat Vasut 459 021 at Tapolca on 22 December 2015.

From left to right MAV M61.017, MAV M61.020, NoHAB-GM Foundation M61.010, MAV Nosztalgia M61.006, MAV M61.001 at Tapolca on 22 December 2015.

From left to right MAV M61.017, MAV M61.020, NoHAB-GM Foundation M61.010, MAV Nosztalgia M61.006, MAV M61.001 at Tapolca on 22 December 2015.

NoHAB-GM Foundation M61.010 + MAV M61.017 + 6 MAV Nosztalgia coaches before departing to Budapest with four other roundnoses at Tapolca on 22 December 2015.

MAV Nosztalgia M61.019+MAV M61.001+MAV Nosztalgia M61.006+MAV M61.020+NoHAB-GM Foundation M61.010+MAV M61.017+6 MAV Nosztalgia coaches as special passenger train from Tapolca to Budapest at Nemesgulács-Kisapáti on 22 December 2015.

On 21 December 2000 it was the last time a MAV Nohab worked a scheduled passenger train in Hungary. The current locations of the Hungarian (MAV and ex-MAV) Nohabs are in Hungary:

  • MAV M61.001:
    stands in red, MAV striped livery in the railway history park in the 'Füsti' depot (the current name for the former Eszaki depot) in Budapest and is in working condition for occasional use by MAV Nosztalgia Ltd. on their special trains, but it is used nowadays for infrastructure trains in Hungary on line 1.
  • MAV M61.002:
    was used as a spare parts locomotive in MAV orange livery in the railway history park in the 'Füsti' depot (the current name for the former Eszaki depot) in Budapest. In March 2005 the NoHAB-GM Foundation bought the locomotive to prevent it from being scrapped. Of course, the loco is in a very bad condition and lacks a prime mover.
  • MAV M61.004: one nose section stands at the Tapolca depot (having been transfered from Budapest traffic museum on 17 December 2015).
  • MAV Nosztalgia Ltd. M61.006:
    normally stands in MAV orange livery in the railway history park in the 'Füsti' depot (the current name for the former Eszaki depot) in Budapest. It is used nowadays for infrastructure trains in Hungary on line 1.
  • NoHAB-GM Foundation (purchased on 21 December 2001 from MAV) M61.010:
    is in the original MAV deep purple/white stripe livery and normally stands in a shed in Budapest Keleti. The locomotive is in full operating condition since 19 January 2010. It is planned to haul rail enthusiast and general public railtours and it may be used for freight train haulage. Since 5 November 2013 NOHAB-GM Foundation M61-010 (now numbered 92 55 0618 010-6, or 618 010 in short) runs for MTMG Logisztikal Zrt. oil trains from Nyergesújfalu to Győr. This is a feeder service for the Retrack project.
  • MAV Maintenance of Way Department 2761 017:
    renumbered from M61.017 (and later on A61.017) this locomotive in red livery with a white stripe and a small blue line was reconstructed for 120 km/h workings;
  • MAV Nosztalgia Ltd. M61.019:
    normally stands in MAV orange livery (in operating condition since 7 november 2003) in the railway history park in the 'Füsti' depot (the current name for the former Eszaki depot) in Budapest. It is used nowadays for infrastructure trains in Hungary on line 1.
  • MAV M61.020:
    stands in red, MAV striped livery in the railway history park in the 'Füsti' depot (the current name for the former Eszaki depot) in Budapest. It is being kept in working condition by MAV Nosztalgia Ltd. for occasional use on their special trains as spare locomotive for MAV 61.001.


    In the end of 2010 MY 1125 was bought by rail freight company Kárpát Vasút from Eichholz Eivel in Germany. This loco is now active in Hungary and is numbered 459 021.
    In April 2015, Kárpát Vasút bought TMY 1156 (ex-DSB 1156) in DSB red/black livery from Tĺgab in Sweden. It was transported to Hungary in April 2015 and was renumbered in 459 022. Now it has a pink "Sziget 25" livery.

    In the beginning of 2015, MAV Nosztalgia bought 5201 from TSP in Belgium.

    In February 2016, Di3.623 which was bought by the NoHAB Foundation in Hungary was moved from its previous owner Tagab in Sweden to Hungary. The locomotive got one cabine burned out after an accident in Fagelsjö on 5 April 2014 and carries a green with white stripes livery.