Modular shunter launch
INNOTRANS: Making its debut at InnoTrans, the G6 diesel-hydraulic shunting loco is the first model in a new range of modular designs being developed by Vossloh Locomotives.
Powered by a 650 kW engine, the three-axle centre-cab G6 has a tractive effort of around 194 kN, making it one of the most powerful locos in the shunting and industrial locomotive market. With a top speed of 80 km/h, it is designed to negotiate curves as tight as 50 m radius, with a steering mechanism, to minimise rail and wheel wear.
From 2010, Vossloh plans to add three types of four-axle locomotive to the range, which is primarily targeted at mines, ports and factories. All models in the new range will comply with the latest EU standards on exhaust emissions, noise protection and crashworthiness, which come into force from 2012.
Vossloh España is again showing its Euro4000, which was launched at InnoTrans 2006. Powered by a 16-cylinder EMD engine, Europe’s most powerful diesel-electric locomotive is rated at 3 178 kW. With a fuel tank capacity of 7?000 litres, it can run for up to 2 000 km without stopping. The Euro 4000 has attracted a lot of interest since its launch, with orders placed for 45 locomotives so far. The loco has now been certified for operation in Spain, and the approvals process is underway in several other countries, including Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, France, Sweden and Norway.