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BR Class 67 N XL L M4

In 1999, the British railway company EWS ordered a total of 30 units of the diesel-electric type JT42HW-HS from the Spanish-American consortium Alstom Meinfesa/EMD, primarily to cover mail trains. The EMD twelve-cylinder two-stroke diesel engine 12N-710G3B-EC develops an output of 2386 kW. The four electric motors accelerate the four-axle vehicle to 177 km/h. After modification, one locomotive was approved for 201 km/h. The locomotives, which are equipped with electric train heating, are used more…

BR Class 37 N XL L M4

With 309 units built, the Class 37, originally built as the English Electric Type 3, was a familiar sight on English main and branch lines from 1967. The power for the six electric traction motors was initially generated by a 1305 kW English Electric twelve-cylinder 12CSVT diesel engine. Originally, most locomotives for heating passenger trains were equipped with a steam boiler; some locomotives that were initially delivered without a boiler for cost reasons were retrofitted with the component more…

BR Class 66 N XL L M4

The Class 66 was created as a further development of the Class 59, of which only 15 were procured. 480 examples of the development originally commissioned by the English, Welsh & Scottish Railway were made for the British market alone. The 2400 kW powerful EMD type 12N-710 twelve-cylinder two-stroke diesel engines generate the energy for the six EMD-D43TRC traction motors. The top speed is 120 km/h. There is no train heating system on board. From 2012, the British railway company GBRf imported more…

BR Class 55 Deltic N XL L M4

Few locomotives have captured the imagination quite like British Rail’s English Electric Type 5/class 55 ‘Deltics’. First introduced in 1961, their twin Napier Deltic engines generated 3,300 horsepower, making them the most powerful single unit diesel locomotives yet produced at that time. Capable of speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, the Deltics were worthy successors to the famous express steam locomotives of Gresley, Peppercorn and Thompson on BR’s East Coast Main Line, working top link more…

BR Class 31 N XL L M4

After twenty pre-series locomotives of the six-axle Class 31 diesel locomotive, British Rail (BR) procured a further 243 units by 1962. The less reliable Mirrless diesel engine was replaced at an early stage by one from English Electric, which resulted in the 31/1 design, which was also equipped with an electropneumatic control system that had already proven its worth in other series. The 1100 kW diesel engine generates the energy for the four electric traction motors. The middle axles of the more…

BR Class 08 N XL L M4

To modernize the shunting service, the British State Railways BR procured 996 units of the Class 08 based on an LMS design from 1952. The three-axle diesel-electric locomotive had an output of 350 hp(261 kW/h, Speed 15 mph) and reached a top speed of 32 km/h. The two DC traction motors transmit their power to the wheel sets via coupling rods. 26 other locomotives received a gear reduction adapted for higher speeds and were listed as Class 09..

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ÖBB 2016 Hercules / ER20 N XL L M4

Austrian State Railways ÖBB was first Siemens customer for diesel-electric mainline diesel loco Eurorunner ER 20. Between 2002 and 2011 manufacturer delievered 181 samples to ÖBB and several european private owners. The MTU 16 V 4000 R41 develops 2000 kW and enables the loco to reach a maximum speed of 140 km/h.



F5 enables the heavy load mode: The diesel notch is always one up compared with normal operation. If you want to jump two notches, simply set CV 104 to 170 (instead of 150).

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Köf III N XL L M4

In order to rationalize shunting operations at larger stations, the Zentralamt of German DB developed a two-axle diesel locomotive with hydrodynamic transmission together with the locomotive manufacturer Gmeinder. The first 300 copies still had a power transmission with chains, the others had a cardan shaft drive. The proven 240 hp RHS 518 from MWM was used as the engine for the series locomotives. The pre-series locomotives later classified as class 331 initially had to be content with a more…

RhB Ge 4/4 I N XL L M4

The Rhetian Railway (RhB) of Switzerland ordered 10 four axle electric locos Ge 4/4 for the meter gauge Stammnetz at SLM in 1947. The 1184 kW locos reach a maximum speed of 80 km/h and are used for passenger and freight service. more…

RhB Ge 6/6 II N XL L M4

In the late 1950s the narrow gauge Rhetian Railway (RhB) of Switzerland recommended stronger locos for haevy freight and passenger service. After a pre-series of two six axle locos (#701 and #702) the RhB ordered a series of five more locos (#703 - #707) that show differences in front design. Technical equipment of the locos is the same. The end trucks are interchangeable with those of four axle Ge 4/4 I. The locos develop 2398 HP and reach a maximum speed of 80 km/h. Even after around 50 years more…