ČSD motor cars, type M152.0, series 810.
In 2017, the SKPL carrier acquired four motor cars of the 810 series. These motor cars were planned to run trains in the Bytów and Kętrzyn area. In the following years, the wagons were to be sent to Podkarpacie. The wagons are well known on the routes in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. They are well suited for routes with very small flows of passengers.
Motor cars of the ČSD M 152.0 type are popularly called "Motoraks". Since 1988, they have been marked as the 810 series. The manufacturer was the Vagonka Studénka factory, and production lasted in the period 1973 - 1984. 680 copies were produced. A batch was built for CCCP for wide gauge.
The wagons have a running speed of 80 km/h. The car has 55 passenger seats in one compartment. Passengers have at their disposal benches with thin upholstery and low backrests. The corridor runs through the middle of the compartment. There are luggage racks above the passengers' heads. The windows in the carriage are large, double-glazed. There are small tables by the windows. The structure of the car body is self-supporting, steel, welded. The car body is mounted on two single axles. Driver's cabins were placed in both ends of the cars. Behind the driver's cabins there are corridors with entrance doors. There are two pairs of entrance doors in total. There is one toilet in the car. The wagon is heated from the engine cooling system.
The wagon is powered by the Soviet LIAZ ML-634 engine, which is liquid-cooled. The transmission is hydromechanical Praga 2M70 type and drives only one axle of the wagon. The engine is located under the floor of the car. The engine and transmission were adopted from the Karosa ŠM-11 bus.
There are two windows equipped with wipers in the fronts of the cars. Six headlights with white and red lights were also installed. There are also classic bumpers and a traditional coupler. The engine, transmission, fuel tanks, batteries and pneumatic installation are placed under the wagon floor. In the case of connecting two wagons, it is possible to control the engines of both wagons from one cabin. This requires connecting the wagons with additional electric and pneumatic wires.
Written by Karol Placha Hetman