.Hello no.5 – This Effishunter 600 centre cab locomotive, built by CZ LOKO and known for being in the locomotive pool of the manufacturer for quite a while, has found a new owner: Slovak pulp and paper mill Mondi SCP.
The official numbers of the locomotive remained, 723 704-3 (short) and 98 54 4723 704-3 CZ-CZL (NVR), but the design of the machine changed. The red and white of CZ Loko was replaced by a two-tone livery in orange and grey. It was officially handed over on September 3rd, 2019 at the siding of the customer in Lisková.
This 72-tonnes shunter must be seen as an EffiShunter 600 with extra power. It features a Caterpillar C27 diesel engine, with 709 kW power output and a maximum speed of 80 km/h. 723 704-3 was built in 2003. For comparison:
- EffiShunter 600: Caterpillar C18 with 563 kW power rating
- EffiShunter 600 no. 723 704: Caterpillar C27 with 709 kW power rating