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Malayan State Railway class 29
Malaysia | 2005 | 20 produced
29117 in September 2009 in Gemas
29117 in September 2009 in Gemas

KTM bought 20 of these freight locomotives from CNR in China in 2005. They had a diesel engine from MAN and three-phase AC traction motors from Toshiba. In 2008, the very low level of reliability meant that at times three quarters of the locomotives were out of service and replacements had to be leased from India. Only an overhaul of most of the locomotives solved this problem. Today they are even used in front of local trains, although they were actually only intended for freight trains.

ManufacturerCNR Dalian
Axle configC-C 
Gauge3 ft 3 3/8 in (Meter gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length67 ft 9 11/16 in
Service weight264,554 lbs
Adhesive weight264,554 lbs
Axle load44,533 lbs
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed75 mph
Starting effort92,172 lbf
EngineMAN 16RK215T
Engine typeV16 diesel
Fuel1,453 us gal (diesel)
Engine output3,460 hp (2,580 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
three-phase AC
last changed: 03/2023

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