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Diesel Railcars and Multiple Units for Luggage or Freight[Inhalt]
DB AG CargoSprinter
later classes 690 and 691
Germany | 1996 | 7 produced
Windhoff-CargoSprinter (series 690) as an ÖBB tunnel rescue train in August 2020 in Spittal-Millstättersee
Windhoff-CargoSprinter (series 690) as an ÖBB tunnel rescue train in August 2020 in Spittal-Millstättersee
Tobias b köhler

In 1995, DB AG ordered a total of seven freight multiple units for a payload of 160 tonnes and a speed of 120 km/h or 75 mph from Windhoff and Talbot in 1995. At the ends there was a motor car with two 265 kW (355 hp) truck diesel engines from Volvo, a cab and a 40-foot platform for ISO containers. The class 690 from Windhoff also had three car with two steering axles in between. In the class 691 from Talbot, a three-car middle section with two-axle Jacobs bogies was used. The DB ultimately decided against the vehicle concept for container transport and Windhoff further developed the CargoSprinter into the MPV multi-purpose vehicle.

Variant690691
General
Built1996
ManufacturerWindhoffTalbot
Axle config1A-A1+1-1+1-1+1-1+1A-A1 1A-A1+2-2-2-2+1A-A1 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length296 ft 5 1/2 in293 ft 10 3/8 in
Empty weight266,759 lbs249,122 lbs
Service weight619,498 lbs601,861 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-mechanic
Top speed75 mph
EngineVolvo
Engine type4x 6-cyl. diesel
Engine output1,421 hp (1,060 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
baggage railcar
last changed: 02/2023
German Reichsbahn 10 001 to 003
German Federal Railway VT 699
Germany | 1930 | 3 produced
collection Dr. Scheingraber

In the 1920s, the Reichsbahn introduced the concept of express express transport in order to get the relatively small amount of urgent goods quickly to their destination. Initially, tank locomotives were used, which were actually intended for passenger transport, and they were used to pull short freight trains with a maximum of twelve axles. Since these ran faster than regular freight trains and ran directly to the handling facilities without stopping at platforms, short travel times could be achieved. In order to further optimize this approach, in 1930 initially three four-axle diesel railcars were procured for freight transport from the Wismar wagon factory. These allowed more effective deployment of personnel than steam-hauled trains, could turn back at the terminus when traveling solo without being turned and optionally also pulled a small number of freight cars.

The exterior of the railcars was partly reminiscent of express train baggage cars, with the exception of the jackshaft and coupling rods on the powered bogie. It was powered by a Maybach diesel engine, which initially produced 150 hp and was soon adjusted to 165 hp. A further development of this engine with 175 hp followed later. Power was transmitted through a four-speed mechanical gearbox

The low price of coal at that time is assumed to be the reason why no more railcars of this type were procured. The three pieces were assigned to the Aachen and Osnabrück depots and labeled as freight cars. In action, it was observed that they sometimes ran alone and sometimes with up to three two-axle cars. After the war, all were taken over by the Bundesbahn and designated as VT 69 900 to 902. In order to continue to have a suitable power output, they got new engines with 210 hp there. Eventually two of them were retired in 1960 and the third in 1962.

Variantas builtengine adjustment 1932re-engined 1935re-engined 1952
General
Built1930
ManufacturerWismar
Axle configB-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length69 ft 0 3/8 in
Wheelbase55 ft 1 7/16 in
Fixed wheelbase11 ft 5 13/16 in
Empty weight85,980 lbs88,185 lbs
Adhesive weight50,706 lbs59,525 lbs
Axle load25,353 lbs29,762 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-mechanic
Top speed37 mph50 mph
EngineMaybach G 4aMaybach G 4b
Engine type6-cyl. diesel
Engine output149 hp (111 kW)162 hp (121 kW)173 hp (129 kW)208 hp (155 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
baggage railcar
last changed: 02/2022
JR Freight class M250
Japan | 2002 | 2 produced
M250 in service for the Sagawa Express
M250 in service for the Sagawa Express
Rs1421
General
Built2002-2003
ManufacturerKawasaki, Nippon Sharyō, Toshiba
Axle configB-B+B-B+2-2+2-2+2-2+2-2+2-2+2-2+2-2+2-2+2-2+2-2+2-2+2-2+B-B+B-B 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length669 ft 11 3/8 in
Length loco66 ft 7 3/16 in
Empty weight895,076 lbs
Service weight1,604,963 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Hourly power4,720 hp (3,520 kW)
Top speed81 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
freight railcar
last changed: 09 2023
Padarn MPV
Great Britain | 2016 | only one produced
MPV kurz nach der Auslieferung im Oktober 2016 im Depot Adelaide
MPV kurz nach der Auslieferung im Oktober 2016 im Depot Adelaide
Milepost98
General
Builtsince 2016
ManufacturerWindhoff
Axle config1A-A1 
Gauge5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Power
Power sourcediesel-mechanic
Top speed62 mph
EngineMTU
Engine type2x 6-cyl. diese1
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
freight railcar
last changed: 10 2023
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