Dual Mode Locomotive DE 30 AC / DM 30 AC
for Long Island Rail Road LIRR
In cooperation with its American partner EMD, Siemens is supplying the American market with the most advanced Dual Mode Locomotive DM 30 AC passenger train locomotives.
Type DE 30 AC / DM 30 AC
Year 1997 – 1998
Wheel arrangement Bo‘Bo‘
Diesel engine rating [kW] 2,237
Rating in DC 650 V mode [kW] 2,150
Starting tractive effort [kN] 360
Maximum speed [km/h] 161
Weight [t] 128
Track gauge [mm] 1,435
Numbers built 23
The locomotives are used in commuter service in the New York metropolitan area. A marked decrease in noise and a substantial improvement in fuel economy compared to the previously used locomotives set standards for ecofriendliness. The Dual Mode Locomotive DM 30 AC is also capable of operating alternatively on the third rail (650 V) as an electric locomotive, so that is can be used in the tunnels leading into New York City.