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China Railway HXN5B
China | 2012 | more than 210 produced
HXN5B Nr. 0167 im Dezember 2016 in Yuxi, Yunnan
HXN5B Nr. 0167 im Dezember 2016 in Yuxi, Yunnan

Due to the need for diesel locomotives for heavy shunting and freight service, China Railway had the HXN5B developed by CSR Qishuyan. It was designed after the same principles as the American Road Switchers. It is powered by a twelve-cylinder with 3,530 kW (4,800 hp) and three-phase traction motors

For the “Belt and Road” project, additional locomotives were needed for the Chinese-Russian border area whose bogies could be adapted to the Russian and standard gauge. For this purpose, the HXN5B was selected after the DF7C and adapted to use the SA3 central buffer coupling.

Builtsince 2012
ManufacturerCSR Qishuyan
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Service weight330,693 lbs
Adhesive weight330,693 lbs
Axle load55,116 lbs
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed62 mph
Starting effort125,893 lbf
Engine typeV12 diesel
Engine output4,734 hp (3,530 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
three-phase AC
last changed: 11/2023

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