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Switching Locomotive R156

Dual Mode Locomotive

Switching Locomotive R156
for New York City Transit NYCT

New York City Transit operates the largest mass transit network in the world, with a fleet of more than 6,000 subway cars. The maintenance of the network requires locomotives that comply with the strict OSHA regulations.

Switching Locomotive R156

TECHNICAL DATA
Type R156
Year
2008 – 2009
Wheel arrangement
Bo’Bo’
Diesel engine rating [kW]
640
Starting tractive effort [kN]
90
Maximum speed [km/h]
40
Weight [t]
52
Track gauge [mm]
1,435
Numbers built
28

Scope of application

The Switching Locomotive R156 is used as a switching locomotive as well as for the maintenance of the underground rail network.

Technical features

Compliance with the specific NYCT requirements for the locomotive body made it necessary to use a partly self-supporting body design. The three-phase AC equipment with the IGBT compact converter is based on the technical concept of the R160 subway cars.

Benefits

The locomotive allows maintenance runs within the widely ramified low tunnel system while ensuring compliance with the OSHA guidelines. The maintenance personnel appreciates the fully enclosed body design of the locomotive that permits maintenance on the diesel engine within the locomotive at the numerous satellite depots.

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