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Universal Locomotive Series 8000

Universal Electric Locomotive

Universal Locomotive Series 8000
for Kowloon-Canton Railways Corporation Hong Kong KCRC

In 2001, Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation KCRC ordered five diesel-electric locomotives of the Eurorunner family, which are based on the Rh 2016 locomotives of Austrian Federal Railways.

Universal Locomotive Series 8000

TECHNICAL DATA
Type Serie 8000
Year
2001 – 2003
Wheel arrangement
Bo‘Bo‘
Diesel engine rating [kW]
2,000
Starting tractive effort [kN]
235
Maximum speed [km/h]
140*
Weight [t]
80
Track gauge [mm]
1,435
Numbers built
5
*throttled to KCRC’s max. operating speed

The modular design of the Eurorunner made customization for die specific conditions in Hong Kong easy. As multi-purpose locomotives, the Eurorunner are used in freight traffic in Hong Kong and on the mainland as well as for maintenance and recovery operations in the rail transit network. For urban operations, the locomotives’ particularly low emissions and low noise were key decision criteria.

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