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Electric Double Locomotive HXd1

Electric Double Locomotive

Electric Double Locomotive HXd1
for Chinese Railways CR

In December 2004, Siemens and its partner CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotives Company Ltd. received an order for 180 double locomotives from the Chinese Ministry of Railways, with the vehicles to be built by the Chinese partner in China.

Electric Double Locomotive HXd1

Type HXd1
2006 – 2007
Wheel arrangement
2 (Bo‘Bo‘)
Power system
25 kV / 50 Hz
Rating [kW]
Starting tractive effort [kN]
Maximum speed [km/h]
Weight [t]
2 x 92 (100)
Track gauge [mm]
Numbers built

Scope of application

The double locomotives that run at a maximum speed of 120 km/h are used in heavy-duty freight traffic, especially to haul coal trains along the 620 km line between Datong and Qinhuangdao.

Technical features

Electric Double Locomotive HXd1 is the successor of the 20 double locomotives DJ1 that were delivered in 2002 and 2003 and have proven their value through their reliability and performance in daily service.


Thanks to their advanced technology, these locomotives, which were specially designed to haul coal trains, make a considerable contribution to the reduction of the energy consumption while increasing the transport capacity.

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