Frihdrik Tešlov (1893-1967) took over as chief engineer after the ignominious departure of his predecessor in 1929. His first few years in office were taken up with providing the RSR with a new fleet of locomotives against a background of deep economic recession. The longevity of many of his locomotives from the 1930s, in particular the class 323D 4-6-0s, is ample proof of his success in this venture. After spending the period of the Second World War in exile, Tešlov returned to his homeland and his railway to lay the foundations of the RSR's highly successful post-war motive power policy, the fruits of which we still see today.
|433CC||1939||434B||1939||0-6-0T - picture pending||321D||1945|
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