ChME3

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ČME3
ЧМЕ3
and others
ЧМЭ3-1482 на ст Волгоград-1.jpg
ЧМЭ3-1482 on Volgograd-1 station, Russia
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder ČKD
Build date 1963
Total produced 8200
Specifications
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) –
1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Wheel diameter 1,050 mm (3 ft 5 in)
Minimum curve 80 m (262 ft)
Wheelbase 8,660 mm (28 ft 5 in)
Length 17,220 mm (56 ft 6 in)
Axle load 21 t
Locomotive weight 126 t
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel consumption 220 g/kW.h
Engine RPM range 750
Engine type ČKD K 6 S 310 DR
Generator ČKD TD 802 B
Traction motors ČKD TE 006 6x
Cylinders 6
Cylinder size 310 mm × 360 mm (12 in × 14 in)
Transmission DC Electric
Multiple working yes
Performance figures
Maximum speed 95 km/h (59 mph)
Power output 1000 kW
Tractive effort 265 kN Max 362 kN

The ČKD ČME3 is six axle diesel locomotive with electric transmission built by ČKD. The class were used primarily for heavy shunting (4000 tons). Units have been operated by Russia, Belarus, Ukraine (as class ЧМЭ3, transliteration ChME3) and other ex-Soviet bloc countries, in Czechoslovakia (as class T669, later as ŽSR 770 and ČD 770 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic), on industrial railways in Poland (S200), in Albania (HSH T669.1), Iraq (DES 3101), Syria (LDE 1500) and in India (DEC 120).

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