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V180 DR / BR118 BR228 DB N XL L M4

To replace medium-duty steam locomotive series in passenger and freight train service, the Deutsche Reichsbahn DR developed the twin-engine V180 series with diesel-hydraulic drive in the late 1950s. The four-axle vehicles, initially equipped with two 900 hp twelve-cylinder Type 12 KVD 21 A diesel engines, reached a top speed of 120 km/h. The locomotives delivered from 1965 received the second expansion stage of the diesel engine. This also applied to the six-axle versions, which were heavier more…

BR Class 57 (EMD 12 645F3B) N XL L M4

The emergence of the Class 57 went back to the idea of the British freight train service provider Freightliner, founded in the 1990s, who wanted to buy some of the state-owned British Rail Class 47s, which were prone to damage and were inefficient, and wanted to use them again after modernization. As a life-prolonging measure, for example, the 12-cylinder diesel engine 12-645 from EMD, which has been tried and tested ten thousand times over, was installed, which accelerated the six-axle vehicle more…

DE2700/ Di6/ ME26 N XL L M4

Based on the diesel-electric series DE 1024 with three-phase power transmission, MaK and Siemens developed the Di6 for the Norwegian State Railways NSB. The MaK 12M282 diesel engine developed 2650 kW at 1000 rpm and generated the power for the six traction motors. Since the locomotive with its top speed of 160 km/h was also to be used in heavy passenger train service, it was fitted with a train heating system. The twelve locomotives had various problems, two locomotives burned out. After more…

MaK DE1024 N XL L M4

In 1989, MaK (vehicle part) and ABB (electrical part) developed the DE 1024 diesel-electric series with three-phase power transmission for demonstration purposes. The MaK 12M282 diesel engine developed 2650 kW at 1000 rpm and generated the power for the six traction motors. Since the locomotive with its maximum speed of 160 km/h was also to be used in heavy passenger train service, it was fitted with a train heating system. The Deutsche Bundesbahn DB rented the three prototypes on a long-term more…

RhB Schöma Tm2/2 115-120 N XL L M4

To modernize the shunting operation, the Rhaetian Railway RhB ordered ten diesel-hydraulic shunting tractors from the German manufacturer Schöma. The vehicles are very similar to the 420 CT 4H type purchased from RACO from 1991. The second series, comprising six vehicles, was put into operation by the RhB with track numbers 115-120. The two-axle vehicles are powered by a six-cylinder Cummins QSX diesel engine with an impressive 336 kW, which transfers its power to a three-speed converter more…

RhB Schöma Tm2/2 111-114 N XL L M4

To modernize the shunting operation, the Rhaetian Railway RhB ordered ten diesel-hydraulic shunting tractors from the German manufacturer Schöma. The vehicles are very similar to the 420 CT 4H type purchased from RACO from 1991. The RhB put the Schöma tractors into operation between 2001 and 2004 as the Tm 2/2 with track numbers 111 to 120. The first four two-axle vehicles designated by the manufacturer as type DFL-250 DCL are powered by a six-cylinder N14 Cummins diesel engine with an more…

BR Class 57 (EMD 12 645E3) N XL L M4

The emergence of the Class 57 went back to the idea of the British freight train service provider Freightliner, founded in the 1990s, who wanted to buy some of the state-owned British Rail Class 47s, which were prone to damage and were inefficient, and wanted to use them again after modernization. As a life-prolonging measure, for example, the 12-cylinder diesel engine 12-645 from EMD, which has been tried and tested ten thousand times over, was installed, which accelerated the six-axle vehicle more…

BR Class 47 N XL L M4

British Rail BR ordered 512 samples of dieselelectric Class 47. The Sulzer 12LDA28C prime mover 2750 HP and enable the six-axle locos to reach a speed of 153 km/h or 121 km/h depending on gearing.

Different starting processes can be selected with F1: 1x press button = warm start / press button 2x = false start / press button 3x = cold start

F2 slows down the locomotive slowly.

For F3 and F4, a total of 2 different signal horn variants can be selected with CV167: Value 0 = Horn variant 1 more…

SNCB NMBS HLD59 N XL L M4

In 1958 Belgian State Railway NMBS ordered 55 samples of four-axle diesel electric loco from manufacturer Cockerill-Sambre. The locos had been numbered for 201.001-055 (later 5901-5955). The BLW 8-608A motor is an American design and develops 1750 hp. The locos reached a maximum speed of 120 km/h and were used in passenger and freight service till 1988.


Different starting processes can be selected with F1: 1x press button = warm start / press button 2x = false start / press button 3x = cold more…

BR Class 59 N XL L M4

Only 15 examples of the Class 59 were built for various British freight companies. The construction logistics company Foster Yeoman took over one example in 1997 and had it converted for use in Germany. In 1999 HHPI took over the machine. Technically, the Class 59 with its 2500 kW EMD 16-cylinder 2-stroke diesel engine is a close relative of the US bestseller SD40-2. The maximum speed is 97 km/h, five locomotives are approved for 120 km/h. There is no train heating system on board.

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