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.
742 138-1 was built by ČKD in March 1979 (serial number 10838) as T466.2138 and was renumbered in 1988.
742 138-1 at Brno hl n, with recently arrived train Os4843 (06:58 from Náměšť nad Oslavou), on Friday October 1st, 2004.