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Dual Mode Locomotive Class 38

Dual Mode Locomotive

Dual Mode Locomotive Class 38
for South African Railways Spoornet

In mid-1990, South African Railway (Spoornet) awarded a Siemens-led consortium the largest order ever placed by a railway company for dual-mode locomotives.

Dual Mode Locomotive Class 38

TECHNICAL DATA
Year 1992 – 1994
Wheel arrangement
Bo’Bo’
Diesel engine rating [kW]
780
Continuous rating in DC 3 kV mode [kW]
1,500
Starting / continuous tractive effort [kN]
260 / 181
Maximum speed [km/h]
100
Weight [t]
74
Track gauge [mm]
1,067
Numbers built
50

As dual-mode or hybrid locomotives, the Class 38 locomotives are especially suited for combined yard and freight service within the same roundtrip, since they eliminate the otherwise necessary changing of locomotives when switching from electrified to nonelectrified line sections.

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