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Heavy Diesel-Electric Mixed-Traffic Locomotives[Inhalt]
ALCO FA
United States | 1945 | 1,401 produced
Western Maryland FA-2 in May 1970 at Hagerstown, Maryland
Western Maryland FA-2 in May 1970 at Hagerstown, Maryland
Roger Puta
VariantFA-1/FB-1, FA-2/FB-2, FPA-2/FPB-2FCA-3FPA-4/FPB-4
General
Built1945-19551953-19561958-1959
ManufacturerALCO, Montreal Locomotive Works, General Electric
Axle configB-B A1A-A1A B-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length51 ft 6 in53 ft 1 in
Wheelbase38 ft 6 in
Fixed wheelbase9 ft 4 in
Service weight255,075 lbs240,083 lbs255,075 lbs
Adhesive weight255,075 lbs160,496 lbs255,075 lbs
Axle load63,714 lbs40,124 lbs63,714 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed75 mph
Starting effort60,900 lbf63,800 lbf
EngineALCO 244ALCO 251
Engine typeV12 diesel
Fuel1,200 us gal (diesel)
Engine output1,600 hp (1,193 kW)1,800 hp (1,342 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
freight
last changed: 09 2023
Belgian Railway type 200
later HLD 51
Belgium | 1961 | 93 produced
5102 and 5122 in January 1998 in Schaarbeek
5102 and 5122 in January 1998 in Schaarbeek
BB.12069
General
Built1961-1963
ManufacturerCockerill, ACEC
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length66 ft 1 11/16 in
Wheelbase47 ft 10 13/16 in
Fixed wheelbase13 ft 1 1/2 in
Service weight257,941 lbs
Adhesive weight257,941 lbs
Axle load42,990 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed75 mph
Starting effort61,148 lbf
EngineBaldwin/Cockerill 608A
Engine type8-cyl. diesel
Engine output1,944 hp (1,450 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
freight
passenger
last changed: 10 2023
Bombardier TRAXX 2E Diesel (P160 DE and F140 DE)
DB AG classes 246 and 285 and French State Railway BB 76000 and BB 76100
Germany | 2006 | 46 produced
F140 DE of the Erfurt company Raildox in Dessau
F140 DE of the Erfurt company Raildox in Dessau
M_H.DE

The P160 DE and F140 DE are two diesel locomotives from the TRAXX 2E generation. The designations are made up of “passenger - 160 km/h” (P160) or “freight - 140 km/h” (F140) and DE for “diesel-electric”. After no diesel variants could be sold with the TRAXX 1 and 2, the 2E with its modular design was more attractive in this respect. Since there is an installation area for a power converter or diesel motor with generator in the machine room, diesel-powered locomotives can be implemented with the same body, thus saving money. An MTU 16V 4000 engine was installed in this installation bay, which originally had an output of 2,200 kW. External differences to the electric locomotives are initially only additional ventilation grilles on the sides and a higher roof. While the F 140 DE freight version has node-suspended motors, the passenger version has quill drives for better driving characteristics at higher speeds.

The first order for the P160 DE went back to the Lower Saxony commuter company, which ordered eleven units in 2005. The engines, now referred to as the class 246 based on the class 146, were delivered in 2007 and are used, among other things, with the “Metronom” brand on the Hamburg-Cuxhaven route. The only example on the DB was road number 246 010, which belonged to the Southeast Bavarian Railway for less than a year in 2009. The F140 DE was first ordered by leasing company CBRail in 2006 and also delivered in 2007. It is listed in Germany as class 285. Other customers were the Polish Lotos Kolej and various private railways from Germany. The Pressnitztal railway uses the locomotives as towing locomotives for failed multiple units on the Erfurt-Leipzig/Halle high-speed line. At the request of the freight transport division of the SNCF, a more powerful variant with 2,400 kW was developed, which is used as the BB 76000 or BB 76100 in cross-border traffic.

VariantP160 DEF140 DE
General
Builtsince 2006
ManufacturerBombardier
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length62 ft 0 1/8 in
Fixed wheelbase8 ft 6 3/8 in
Service weight189,597 lbs
Adhesive weight189,597 lbs
Axle load47,399 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed99 mph87 mph
Starting effort60,698 lbf
EngineMTU 16V 4000
Engine typeV16 diesel
Fuel1,057 us gal (diesel)
Engine output2,950 hp (2,200 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
freight
passenger
Bombardier TRAXX
three-phase AC
last changed: 03/2022
British Rail class D16/1
London, Midland & Scottish No. 10000 and 10001
Great Britain | 1947 | 2 produced
No. 10001 in October 1950 on the West Coast Main Line near Tring
No. 10001 in October 1950 on the West Coast Main Line near Tring
Ben Brooksbank / Pioneer LMS Diesel on Down fast WCML freight south of Tring
Variantas builtmodernized
General
Built1947-1948
ManufacturerDerby
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length61 ft 1 7/8 in
Wheelbase51 ft 2 in
Service weight285,936 lbs292,656 lbs
Adhesive weight285,936 lbs292,656 lbs
Axle load47,656 lbs48,776 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed93 mph
Starting effort41,400 lbf
EngineEnglish Electric 16SVT Mk.I
Engine typeV16 diesel
Fuel1,080 us gal (diesel)
Engine output1,760 hp (1,312 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
passenger
freight
prototype
last changed: 08 2023
British Rail class D16/2
Great Britain | 1950 | 3 produced
No. 10203 with an express train at Wolverton in May 1957
No. 10203 with an express train at Wolverton in May 1957
Ben Brooksbank / Pioneer SR Diesel on Up express near Wolverton
Variant10201, 1020210203
General
Built19501954
ManufacturerAshford, Brighton, English Electric
Axle config1-C+C-1 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length63 ft 9 in
Wheelbase55 ft 6 in
Service weight302,400 lbs297,920 lbs
Adhesive weight248,640 lbs246,400 lbs
Axle load41,440 lbs41,068 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed110 mph90 mph
Starting effort48,000 lbf50,000 lbf
EngineEnglish Electric 16SVT Mk IEnglish Electric 16SVT Mk II
Engine typeV16 diesel
Fuel1,382 us gal (diesel)
Engine output1,750 hp (1,305 kW)2,000 hp (1,491 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
passenger
freight
prototype
last changed: 09 2023
British Rail class 37 (English Electric type 3)
originally D6700
Great Britain | 1960 | 309 produced
37 026 with split headcode box in London Liverpool Street in May 1976
37 026 with split headcode box in London Liverpool Street in May 1976
Barry Lewis

The class 37, known as the English Electric Type 3 until TOPS numbering was introduced in 1968, is one of Britain's best-known diesel locos. Their use began in 1960 with the first production batch of 42 locomotives and the total had increased to 309 by 1965. With the classification into power class 3 from 1,500 to 1,999 hp, it had a low weight for a locomotive with six axles, which made it suitable for use on most branch lines.

The heart of the locomotives was the well-known diesel from English Electric, which was used here in the variant with twelve cylinders, turbocharger and intercooler. The distinctive exhaust sound led to the nickname “tractor” and is probably one of the reasons for the great popularity of the locomotives, some of which are still in use today, among enthusiasts. With a maximum speed of 90 mph, they were equally suitable for goods and passenger trains. For this reason, many locomotives were equipped with a steam boiler, the water tank of which was housed together with the fuel tank between the bogies

The boxes for displaying the four-digit train number, which were once found on almost all British locomotives, can be found on the class 37 in two distinctive designs. The earlier design, with two separate boxes, was mostly found in their initial service area of northern and eastern England and was referred to as a “split (headcode) box”. The later built machines only used a center box, more commonly seen in the South West and Wales. With the later conversions, the displays were removed and their lighting used as a headlight.

37 405 and 37 419 operated by Direct Rail Services in sandwich operation with only two passenger cars in December 2016 on the East Suffolk Line
37 405 and 37 419 operated by Direct Rail Services in sandwich operation with only two passenger cars in December 2016 on the East Suffolk Line
Jeremy Segrott

With the introduction of more powerful locos, the class 37 became more widely distributed around the British Isles in line with current demand. In the Scottish Highlands, for example, they sometimes served almost all locomotive-hauled traffic, while in South Wales they were used to pull the heaviest coal trains. They were very well suited for these services because they had a high adhesive weight compared to their engine power.

Although British Railways phased out many first generation diesels in the 1980s, they could not do without the class 37 and modernized a large proportion of the stock. With the disappearance of steam-heated passenger cars, many locomotives were equipped with electric train heating, creating the subclass 37/4. Others were given new bogies for use in front of goods trains, which only allowed a top speed of 80 mph and thus increased the tractive effort. Some received additional ballast weights to increase adhesive weight. By eliminating the water tank for the steam heating system, the fuel capacity of many locomotives was almost doubled. With these modifications and various different adjustments to the electrics, the subclasses 37/3, 35/6, 37/6 and 37/7 were created in addition to the 37/4, while those that remained in their original condition were subsequently designated as class 37/0. A total of six locomotives were fitted with Mirrlees or Ruston engines in preparation for the development of new locomotives and listed as class 37/9.

Even after the privatization of the British rail system, a large number of class 37s continued to serve with different operators. Demand for passenger transport fell in the 1990s after a large number of Sprinter family diesel railcars had been completed. However, they were able to hold their own in front of goods trains for a long time, especially on routes with low axle loads, until these routes could be released piece by piece by locomotives such as the class 66. Special tasks include the use of departmental, construction or measurement trains and the transport of nuclear waste by Direct Rail Services. In addition to special trains, class 37 locomotives could sometimes still be seen pulling passenger trains after the turn of the millennium, especially when there was a shortage of DMUs. Between 2015 and 2019, passenger transport on the Wherry Lines in the Norwich region was also handled by DRS in sandwich operation with two of these locomotives and usually three passenger cars in order to still achieve good acceleration.

Variantas builtmodernized37/737/9
General
Built1960-1965
ManufacturerEnglish Electric
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length61 ft 6 3/16 in
Wheelbase50 ft 8 in
Service weight224,000 lbs235,200 lbs268,800 lbs
Adhesive weight224,000 lbs235,200 lbs268,800 lbs
Axle load37,333 lbs39,200 lbs44,800 lbs44,600 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed90 mph80 mph
Starting effort55,500 lbf62,500 lbf
EngineEnglish Electric 12CSVTMirrlees Blackstone MB275Tt oder Ruston RK270Tt
Engine typeV12 diesel
Fuel890 us gal (diesel)2,030 us gal (diesel)
Engine output1,750 hp (1,305 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
passenger
freight
last changed: 03/2022
British Rail class 47 (Brush Traction type 4)
originally D1500
Great Britain | 1962 | 512 produced
Network South East 47701 in Exeter
Network South East 47701 in Exeter
Jim

The Class 47 was produced in large numbers from 1962 to replace the last steam locomotives and therefore had to have an axle load of less than 20 tons. They were powered by a Sulzer twelve-cylinder engine with two cylinder banks. The initial 2,750 hp was soon reduced to 2,580 hp to improve reliability. Initially, most of the locomotives were given steam boilers, which were later replaced with electric train heating. This resulted in a large number of sub-variants that are used for passenger and freight trains and have a maximum speed of 75, 95 or 100 mph. A total of 33 locomotives were converted to Class 57 from 1998. The number of locomotives in use that have not been converted has now fallen significantly.

Variantas builtreduced power47/4
General
Built1962-19681979-1980
ManufacturerBrush Traction, Crewe
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length63 ft 7 in
Wheelbase51 ft 6 in
Service weight264,320 lbs
Adhesive weight264,320 lbs
Axle load44,053 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed75 mph95 mph
Starting effort60,000 lbf55,000 lbf
EngineSulzer 12LDA28-C
Engine type12-cyl. diesel
Fuel1,021 us gal (diesel)
Engine output2,750 hp (2,051 kW)2,580 hp (1,924 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
passenger
freight
last changed: 04/2023
British Rail class 53
originally D 0280
Great Britain | 1961 | only one produced
D 0280 at Swindon Works
D 0280 at Swindon Works
collection Peter Boor
General
Built1961
ManufacturerBrush Traction
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length68 ft 10 in
Service weight257,600 lbs
Adhesive weight257,600 lbs
Axle load42,933 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed100 mph
Starting effort60,000 lbf
EngineMaybach MD655
Engine type2x V12 diesel
Fuel1,730 us gal (diesel)
Engine output2,880 hp (2,148 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
freight
passenger
prototype
last changed: 09 2023
British Rail class 57
Rebuilt from... class 47
Great Britain | 1998 | 33 produced
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_57
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_57
Train Photos / flickr - train_photos

In the nineties, Freightliner was faced with the problem that their fleet of class 47 diesel-electrics was ageing and inefficient. Since the procurement of new locomotives would have been too expensive, they decided to rebuild the old locomotives and designate them class 57. Brush Traction took over the task to fit them with re-condtioned 12-cylinder EMD two-stroke engines and the traction alternators which are also used in the class 56.

Additional orders followed, which brought the number of rebuilt locomotives to 33. Aside from the standard freight variant with 2,300 hp, some were rebuilt as class 57/3 with 2,800 hp, electric train heating equipment and a higher top speed. Freightliner later sold its class 57/0 locomotives in favor of new-built class 66 locomotives.

Variant57/057/3
General
Built1998-2004
ManufacturerBrush Traction
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length63 ft 7 in
Service weight266,560 lbs257,600 lbs
Adhesive weight266,560 lbs257,600 lbs
Axle load44,428 lbs42,933 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed75 mph95 mph
EngineEMD 12-645E3EMD 12-645F3B
Engine typeV12 diesel
Fuel1,465 us gal (diesel)1,555 us gal (diesel)
Engine output2,300 hp (1,715 kW)2,800 hp (2,088 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
passenger
freight
last changed: 05/2024
British Rail class 68 (Stadler Rail UKLight)
Great Britain | 2013 | 34 produced
68022 “Resolution” in September 2016 at Norwich
68022 “Resolution” in September 2016 at Norwich
Sunil060902

Direct Rail Services needed a new diesel locomotive around 2010, which, in contrast to the widespread class 66, could also be used in passenger service and, above all, should have more comfortable cabs. An offer came from Vossloh España, which included a version of the EuroLight specially adapted for the British market. DRS received 34 locomotives in a total of three batches, of which the later ones were already delivered by Stadler.

The class 68 has only four axles and a light, fast-running Caterpillar engine with 2,800 kW or 3,800 hp. Despite the top speed of 100 mph (161 km/h), a starting tractive force of 71.000 pounds is achieved thanks to the three-phase traction motors. Some of the locomotives were equipped with push-pull train control so that passenger trains could be driven with driving trailers or in top-and-tail operation.

At DRS, the class 68 mainly pulls container trains, but also trains from the infrastructure operator Network Rail and nuclear flasks. Chiltern Railways, TransPennine Express and formerly Abellio ScotRail have also leased the class 68 from DRS for passenger service. TPE only plans to use the class 68 together with the modern driving trailers until December 2023 and replace it with railcars.

General
Built2013-2017
ManufacturerVossloh, Stadler
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length67 ft 5 7/16 in
Service weight187,393 lbs
Adhesive weight187,393 lbs
Axle load46,958 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed100 mph
Starting effort71,264 lbf
EngineCaterpillar C175-16
Engine typeV16 diesel
Fuel1,321 us gal (diesel)
Engine output3,755 hp (2,800 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
passenger
freight
three-phase AC
last changed: 11/2023
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