ALCos of Minero Siderúrgica de Ponferrada

ex 313 046 now MSP # 1005 in Madrid (but still broadgauge). December 19th, 1996. Note the two buffer systems!

Joaquin Lopez del Ramo photo

The MSP, famous among steam enthusiasts for employing stone age steamers until the late 80s, bought three ex RENFE DL535S for coal haulage on the meter gauge system. For this duty they were fitted with meter gauge trucks and painted green.

The MSP mainly carries coal from Ponferrada to the power plant at Cubillos de Sil. The line between Cubillos and Villablino lies dormant at the moment. The ng units arrived from Madrid on flatcars and were hauled by road truck to Cubillos where they were put on rails.

old RENFE no. MSP no.
313 046 3001, since re#ed to 1005
313 041 3002, possibly never carried that no., re#ed to 1006
313 047 1007 (3002)
MSP 1006 (still broadgauge) with 252 040 on a test run in Madrid-Vicalvaro classification yard, April 14th, 1997.

Joaquin Lopez del Ramo photo
MSP 1005 at Palacios del Sil, February 1997.

Joaquin Lopez del Ramo photo
msp 1005
msp 1005 MSP 1005 and a Macosa-built unit perform worktrain duties at Palacios del Sil, February 1997.

Joaquin Lopez del Ramo photo

Thanks to Joaquin Lopez del Ramo.


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