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South African class 38-000
South Africa | 1992 | 50 produced
38-003 in September 2009 at Sentrarand marshalling yard, Gauteng
38-003 in September 2009 at Sentrarand marshalling yard, Gauteng
Col. André Kritzinger
ManufacturerUnion Carriage & Wagon
Axle configB-B 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length53 ft 6 5/16 in
Wheelbase38 ft 4 5/8 in
Fixed wheelbase8 ft 6 3/8 in
Service weight164,685 lbs
Adhesive weight164,685 lbs
Axle load41,226 lbs
Power sourceelectric - DC + diesel-electric
Electric system3,000 V
Continuous power2,012 hp (1,500 kW)
Top speed62 mph
Starting effort58,450 lbf
EngineCaterpillar DITA 3508
Engine typeV8 diesel
Engine output1,046 hp (780 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
dual power
last changed: 09 2023

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