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Adtranz DE-AC33C “Blue Tiger”
DB AG class 250, Pakistan Railways No. 6001 to 6030 and Malayan State Railway class 26
Germany | 1996 | 61 produced
RAG 250 001 in January 2002 in Bad Bentheim
RAG 250 001 in January 2002 in Bad Bentheim

The “Blue Tiger” demonstrator was created by Adtranz as the first representative of a planned family of locomotives. The engine and three-phase traction motors are from General Electric. Ten production locomotives were delivered in Germany, which are only used by private railways. In addition, 30 units were built for Pakistan and 20 for Malaysia in different gauges. After Bombardier bought Adtranz, the marketing of the DE-AC33C was discontinued because diesel variants of the TRAXX had also been developed.

VariantDB 250PakistanMalaysia
Built1996, 2002-2003
ManufacturerAdtranz, Bombardier
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)5 ft 6 in (Indian broad gauge)3 ft 3 3/8 in (Meter gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length76 ft 9 5/8 in77 ft 9 1/16 in
Service weight277,782 lbs264,554 lbs
Adhesive weight277,782 lbs264,554 lbs
Axle load46,297 lbs44,092 lbs
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed75 mph
Starting effort116,226 lbf
EngineGE 7FDL12GE 7FDL16GE 7FDL12
Engine typeV12 dieselV16 dieselV12 diesel
Fuel1,585 us gal (diesel)1,453 us gal (diesel)
Engine output3,299 hp (2,460 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
GE AC Series
three-phase AC
last changed: 04/2023

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