Shunting locos designed for Africa
SOUTH AFRICA: Grindrod Locomotives has launched the GS7 shunting locomotive, which is being offered to African operators by the GPR leasing joint venture of Grindrod Freight Services and Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund through dry leasing packages.
Two models have been developed. The 1067 mm gauge two-axle GS7S2C weighs 40 tonnes and has a continuous tractive effort of 100 kN, while the 60 tonne three-axle GS7S3C is rated at 150 kN. Both are powered by a CAT C18 engine and three-phase AC generator, and have a maximum speed of 90 km/h.