Manufacturer MaK had introduced its successful four axle freight locomotive in 1997. Till 2012 170 samples of the loco had been produced by MaK and its follower Vossloh. The diesel motor delivers around 1500 kW at 1800 rpm and reaches a maximum speed of 60 -100 km/h depending on gearing.
The German federal state railway (DB) purchased ten samples of the class V80 diesel locomotive with hydraulic drivetrain in 1952. The four axle diesel for light branch and main line service were equipped with one diesel motor of Mercedes Benz, MAN or Maybach that delivered between 800 and 1000 HP. The motors had been interchangeable also between rail diesel cars VT 08, VT 11.5 and the famous V200 class. In the 1960s the V80 got a MTU MB 12 V 493 TZ diesel that had been used also in V100 class. more…
VT 98 of German State Railway DB is a two motor two axle diesel railcar that had been built between 1953 and 1962. Each motor delivers 150 HP. Transmitted by manual 6 speed gearbox the railcars reach a maximum speed of 90 km/h. Some of the railcars are used by railway museums today. epoch selectable via CV48. epoche 3 (CV 48 = 0), Epoche 4 (CV48 = 1).
Dieselhydraulischer Schnelltriebwagen, 12-Zylinder Motor,
also suitable for SVT 137 ("Hamburg")