Class 742 are diesel electrics rated at 883 kW with a top speed of
90 km/h, 56 mph. The class was
introduced in 1978 for freight and shunting duties although some are
used for light passenger work.
742 243-9 was built by ČKD (serial number 12158) in September 1982 as T466.2243 and was renumbered in 1988.
742 243-9 at Plzeň hl n on Monday July 5th, 2005.