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Stadler Rail EuroDual
DB AG class 159
Spain | 2017 | more than 190 produced
2159 208 from European Loc Pool (ELP) in May 2020 in Dresden
2159 208 from European Loc Pool (ELP) in May 2020 in Dresden
Rainer Haufe

With older electro-diesel locomotives, compromises had to be made between the two types of power, since it was not possible to accommodate two full-fledged power systems. As development progressed, Stadler succeeded in combining an electric locomotive with an output of 7,000 kW and a diesel locomotive with 2,800 kW in one locomotive body. The development was primarily driven by the Havelland Railway, which needed a locomotive for the Rübelandbahn that could also work under 25,000 volts and also provide full traction on the non-electrified connecting lines.

The basis was the Euro4000, which Vossloh manufactured in Valencia, Spain. After the plant was bought by Stadler in 2015, this locomotive could be used as a basis and further developed into a modern two-power locomotive. The EMD engine was replaced with the more compact Caterpillar C175-16 that Vossloh had already used in the British class 68. In electrical operation, the locomotive can be used with four systems with direct and alternating current. Under 25,000 volts it has an output of 7,000 kW and under 15,000 volts only 6,150 kW. Since there is not such a high level of power available in DC operation, the diesel engine can additionally be used here. The power mode can also be switched while running, but this is not permitted in Germany.

At the same time as the EuroDual, the Euro4001 was developed as a pure diesel locomotive with the same engine. A purely electric locomotive with a maximum of 6,200 kW under 25,000 volts is offered as the Euro6000. The most powerful variant is the Euro9000, which has an output of 9,000 kW when operated with alternating current. The diesel engine is declared here as a last-mile diesel and has an output of only 900 kW. Optionally, however, even two of these engines can be installed.

The EuroDual and the Euro9000 are mainly operated by German railway companies and leasing companies. Seven are used in Turkey and 30 more will be delivered to GB Railfreight in the UK from 2025. Although they are also optionally available for 160 km/h, they are normally only used in front of freight trains. The Euro6000 has so far only been delivered to customers from the Iberian Peninsula, most of them in Iberian broad gauge and some in standard gauge

VariantEuroDualEuro6000Euro9000 - 1 engineEuro 9000 - 2 engines
Builtsince 2017since 2017
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge), 5 ft 5 11/16 in (Iberian broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length75 ft 6 5/16 in
Wheelbase57 ft 8 15/16 in
Fixed wheelbase11 ft 9 3/4 in
Service weight271,168 lbs264,554 lbs271,168 lbs
Adhesive weight271,168 lbs264,554 lbs271,168 lbs
Axle load45,195 lbs44,092 lbs45,195 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC/DC + diesel-electricelectric - AC/DCelectric - AC/DC + diesel-electric
Electric system15.000 V 16⅔ Hz, 25,000 V 50 Hz, 1,500 V, 3,000 V25,000 V 50 Hz, 1,500 V, 3,000 V15.000 V 16⅔ Hz, 25,000 V 50 Hz, 1,500 V, 3,000 V
Hourly power9,387 hp (7,000 kW)8,314 hp (6,200 kW)12,069 hp (9,000 kW)
Top speed75 mph99 mph75 mph
Starting effort112,404 lbf
EngineCaterpillar C175-16Caterpillar C27
Engine typeV16 dieselV12 diesel2x V12 diesel
Fuel925 us gal (diesel)
Engine output3,755 hp (2,800 kW)1,207 hp (900 kW)2,414 hp (1,800 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
electric locomotive
dual power
last mile diesel
three-phase AC
last changed: 03/2023

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