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German Reichsbahn V 200 (Lugank Locomotive Factory M62)
later class 120 and DB AG class 220
Germany | 1966 | 378 produced
120 366 in the traditional depot Stassfurt
120 366 in the traditional depot Stassfurt
Rainer Haufe

Since the Comecon agreements prevented further construction of large diesel locomotives in the GDR, a total of 378 units of the Soviet type M62 were ordered. These locomotives from Voroshilowgrad (today Lugansk in Ukraine) were built particularly heavily for pure freight train operation and had a two-stroke diesel engine with 2,000 hp. Since they were initially delivered without a silencer, they were given the nickname “Taigatrommel” (“Taiga drum”) in the GDR. At the beginning of the nineties they were redesignated from class 120 to 220, but were soon phased out. Many locomotives then came to German private railways and others were sold to the former Eastern Bloc.

Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length57 ft 6 15/16 in
Wheelbase41 ft 11 15/16 in
Fixed wheelbase13 ft 9 3/8 in
Service weight253,752 lbs
Adhesive weight253,752 lbs
Axle load42,329 lbs
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed62 mph
Starting effort66,319 lbf
EngineKolomna 14D40
Engine typeV12 diesel
Fuel1,030 us gal (diesel)
Engine output1,971 hp (1,470 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
last changed: 02/2023

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