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China Railway HXD3C
China | 2010 | more than 1,500 produced
HXD3C 0599 in May 2021 at Changyangcun
HXD3C 0599 in May 2021 at Changyangcun

More than 1,000 HXD3 and 500 HXD3B had already been built in Dalian, each with the help of Toshiba and Bombardier. As the next step in the development, the best experiences from both locomotives were combined and the 7,200 kW multi-purpose locomotive HXD3C was constructed. With ballast weights, the service weight can be set to 138 or 150 tonnes, depending on requirements. More than 1,000 HXD3Cs have already been built for the Chinese railways alone and several hundred have been delivered to Uzbekistan and Laos.

Variantwithout ballastwith ballast
ManufacturerCNR Dalian, CNR Beijing
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length68 ft 4 11/16 in
Fixed wheelbase13 ft 11 5/16 in
Service weight304,238 lbs330,693 lbs
Adhesive weight304,238 lbs330,693 lbs
Axle load50,706 lbs55,116 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Hourly power9,655 hp (7,200 kW)
Top speed75 mph
Starting effort116,901 lbf128,141 lbf
Power Plant
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
three-phase AC
last changed: 03/2023

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