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Bo-Bo-Bo locomotives shipped to Myanmar

21 Feb 2017

MYANMAR: CRRC Dalian has shipped a further pair of locomotives to Myanma Railways, and has now supplied the national railway with more than 50 locomotives ordered in five batches.

The metre-gauge Type CKD7B design is customised for local conditions in Myanmar. The 100 km/h locomotives have three two-axle bogies, with the Bo-Bo-Bo arrangement designed to cope with poor track conditions, steep gradients and tight curves down to 62 m radius.

The appearance of the locomotives is ‘graceful and solemn, full of retro style’, according to the manufacturer.

  • The January 2017 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine included an in-depth report from Peter Janssen in Yangon looking at how Myanma Railways is concentrating on key projects as it seeks to consolidate its network in response to a dramatic drop in traffic and revenue. Subscribers can read the article in the digital archive.