loco-info.com
The reference for locomotives and railcars
Navigation
Random
Search
Compare
Settings

Navigation

Page views since 2023-01-26: 165009
Groupe Eurotunnel class 9 or 9000
Great Britain | 1992 | 58 produced
9834 in August 2010 at the Folkestone car terminal
9834 in August 2010 at the Folkestone car terminal
Kenyh

At the end of the 1980s, 40 locomotives were initially ordered for the car shuttles in the Eurotunnel, one of which was to be used at each end of the train. They were developed by the Euroshuttle Locomotive Consortium, which was made up of ABB and Brush Traction. The requirements included ensuring that the large differences in temperature and humidity inside and outside the tunnel did not cause problems.

Three two-axle bogies, each with its own power converter, ensure that two-thirds of the power is still available if one power converter fails. The output was initially 5,600 kW, but was increased to 7,000 kW for the third batch of locomotives. In addition, the unneeded auxiliary driver's cab at the rear end was omitted. These locomotives were intended for truck shuttles, but later a large part of the first batches was also rebuilt to the same power.

Variant1st and 2nd batchesthird batch and rebuilds
General
Built1992-2002
ManufacturerEuroshuttle Locomotive Consortium
Axle configB-B-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length72 ft 2 1/8 in
Service weight291,010 lbs
Adhesive weight291,010 lbs
Axle load48,502 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Hourly power7,510 hp (5,600 kW)9,387 hp (7,000 kW)
Top speed99 mph
Starting effort89,924 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
freight
three-phase AC
last changed: 01/2024
loading...

We use cookies to save the following settings:

  • selected navigation structure
  • selected language
  • preferred units
  • spelling of railway company names

If you refuse the use of cookies, the settings will only be retained for the current session and will be reset to the default values the next time you visit the site.

Display of units

Here you can set the desired unit system for the technical data.

  • Metric: Lengths in meters, weights in tonnes, and volumes in cubic meters
  • Imperial (UK): Lengths in feet/inches, weights in long tons and volumes in imperial gallons
  • Imperial (US): Lengths in feet/inches, weights in pounds, and volumes in US gallons
  • Individual: Depends on the country of origin of each locomotive
Operator names

Here you can set the display of railway company names.

  • Short: Abbreviation or short form of the name
  • Standard: commonly used name, partially translated to German
  • Complete: full name in local language