The reference for locomotives and railcars
German Federal Railway class 210
Germany | 1970 | 8 produced
210 002 in July 1974 in Lindau
210 002 in July 1974 in Lindau
Ion Tichy

As locomotives with pure turbine propulsion consumed too much, eight locomotives of the class 210 were built after the prototype V 169 001 from 1970. In principle, this was a class 218, whose 2,500 hp diesel was supplemented by a 1,150 hp turbine. This turbine needed little space, could burn the same diesel fuel and was switched on when heavy express trains had to be accelerated. The locomotives were used successfully between Munich and the Allgäu until 1978, when the first signs of fatigue appeared due to the frequent switching on and off. The turbines were then removed and the locomotives were redesignated as class 2189.

Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length53 ft 9 11/16 in
Wheelbase37 ft 4 13/16 in
Fixed wheelbase9 ft 2 1/4 in
Service weight180,779 lbs
Adhesive weight180,779 lbs
Axle load45,195 lbs
Power sourcediesel-hydraulic + gas turbine
Top speed99 mph
Starting effort52,830 lbf
EngineMTU 12V 956 TB 10 + AVCO Lycoming T53-L 13
Engine typeV12 diesel + gas turbine
Fuel975 us gal (diesel)
Engine output3,599 hp (2,684 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
gas turbine
last changed: 03/2023

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