Romania developed Diesel-hydraulic locomotive

Romania developed Diesel-hydraulic locomotive :Grampet Group’s Electroputere VFU rolling stock manufacturing and Reloc Craiova refurbishment subsidiaries have developed a 1 260 hp diesel-hydraulic locomotive. This locomotive is intended to be used for shunting and light freight applications.

The locomotive called “Terra Nova” is powered by two 630 hp Caterpillar C18 engines, each driving a TR43 hydraulic transmission. It has a top speed of 100 km/h and a maximum tractive effort of 230 kN, and complies with EU Stage IIIB emissions regulations. The central cab is designed to offer a comfortable driving position with good all-round visibility for shunting.

Certification tests are ongoing for this four axle locomotive. Discussions have started with interested firms abroad. According to the manufacturer, the locomotive could be supplied for any gauge from 1 000 mm to 1 600 mm.

Romanya Dizel-Hidrolik Lokomotif gelistirdi

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