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Old September 15th, 2009, 09:22 PM   #121
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Old September 16th, 2009, 09:34 AM   #122
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Is it me, or does this Romanian class 47 look like the robot from the film 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'. (That's not a criticism, just an observation).


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Old September 16th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #123
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I wouldn't really say so. If only the front window was narrower. Dunno.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 04:49 AM   #124
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EMD F40PH-2CAT. 3000 hp prime mover, not the biggest locomotive ever, but it still hauls ass, and makes a show wherever it goes, loud and fast accelerating!

I've stood 2 track widths away from one of these with an engineer not afraid to show its power off for my camera, he reels it up, lets the brakes out a bit then really puts on the throttle and off it goes shaking the entire train station, its 2 stroke V16 audible from blocks away!

I've also stood ~2 feet away on a low level platform at hoboken terminal when they bring it up from low idle prepping for a pax move, warming it up in the chilly winter air before also putting on a a show as its lucky riders are pulled along out of the historic trainshed.

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Old April 4th, 2010, 03:43 AM   #125
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Some AC6000:





And other assorted big locomotive goodness:




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Old April 11th, 2010, 12:07 AM   #126
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The reason why Switzerland never had big steamers




Ce 6/8 Crocodile. It was such a success that the Swiss network was fully electrified. Many locos where called crocodile after this, but this is the original. One of those replaced about 6 of the C 5/& Elephant steamers. Not only because of power but because lower maintenance and cleaning. Also steamers have to be preheated electric locos just rais teh pantograph and start their duty.

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Old April 11th, 2010, 07:27 AM   #127
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^ I like how they have the same shaft drive arrangement a steam engine has. This looks quite inefficient though as it must add a huge amount of weight to the moving parts.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 09:07 AM   #128
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It was efficiënt back in 1919.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 09:40 AM   #129
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It is still more energy efficient than any modern diesel locos .Initil power output was 1650 kW and after revision in the 1940s they had an output of 2700 kW. On that time it was just not possible to build smaller motors with enough power output. So the crocodile has four motors but six driven axles. Early electrics had the motors in the loco casing and not in the bogies like today. Also it is an articulated design which was not that common back then. Closest in the steam world would be a Garrat type articulated loco.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 09:40 PM   #130
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The Iron ore trains on Malmbanan (the ore line) are real beasts:

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Old April 24th, 2011, 09:00 PM   #131
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My favourite locomotive is the DSB/DB class EG 3100:



Wheel arrangement Co’Co’
Weight 132 t
Voltage systems 15 kV, 16 2/3 Hz / 25 kV, 50 Hz
Continuous rating 6 500 kW
Maximum speed 140 kph
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Old May 1st, 2011, 05:32 PM   #132
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The new romanian freight locomotive Softronic Trans Montana, which is designed and build in Romania.
http://mattrullz.deviantart.com/art/...na-1-181695537

Product name Trans Montana
Product description asynchrone AC multi-purpose locomotive
Power system 25kV AC
Total length 19.740 mm
Width 3.000 mm
no. axles / Axle arrangement: 6 / Co' Co'
Track gauge 1435 mm
Total weight 120 tonnes
Axle load 20 tonnes
Top speed (operational) 160 kph
Wheel diameter 1.250 mm (new) - 1.210 mm (minimum)
Duration power rating 6.000 kW
Traction effort 292 kN
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:51 PM   #133
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I'm really surprised, why such iconic soviet loco as VL85 wasn't posted on this thread yet.
Here it comes (clickable):



12 axles, 110 km/h, 9360 kW duration power, 288 000 kg heavy. 45 m long from tip of one SA-3 coupling to another. The most powerful loco of the world (1983-2000 - beaten by IORE). And ever if this aren't enough, you can join 2 such monsters together and control them out of the single cab*.



*To be clear picture shows single locomotive, e.g. it's just articulated.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #134
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These new NJ Transit locomotives are four axles and pretty cool looking

Does "cool" imply 'sorely mismatched' nowadays?




N&W Class J 4-8-4 611 (Roanoke Shops 388 5/50) @Decatur IL 6-16-85:
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Old June 5th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #135
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big locomotives in Estonia
2TE116 (built in Lugansk, Ukraine)
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C36-7i
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And a size comparison between 2 2TE116, C36-7i, DR1A(DMU) and people
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Old June 6th, 2011, 05:12 AM   #136
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That was during testing.....they were running some tests on certain NJT lines.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 07:47 AM   #137
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Here are some of my favourite giant locomotives.

Toshiba for TCDD
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/tramturk/2950337472/

China Railways 6K

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...K-052_Srbd.jpg

RENFE Class 269
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/xavibayod/5743729525/

RENFE Class 319
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/neil_sutton/5581799604/

NSW railways class 86
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/johanne...it/5798604178/

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Old June 10th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #138
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Neat, trains still get/risk getting knocked out. Upon the introduction of trains, UK Victorians were startled by the
advent of travel during and after snowstorms.
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Old June 12th, 2011, 10:02 PM   #139
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Some rugged but lovely locomotives from RZD and UkrZ.


http://pics.livejournal.com/roman983/pic/00064x97


http://pics.livejournal.com/roman983/pic/0005y0d3


http://pics.livejournal.com/roman983/pic/0004ycc5


http://pics.livejournal.com/roman983/pic/0004x4r7
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Old June 13th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #140
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Well, EP1 and Chs4 aren't really giant....
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