China Railways NJ2

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NJ2
Qinghai-Tibet railway.jpg
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder GE Transportation Systems
Model C38AChe
Specifications
UIC classification Co'Co'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Axle load 23 t (23 long tons; 25 short tons)
Locomotive weight 138 t (136 long tons; 152 short tons)
Performance figures
Power output 3,800 kW (5,100 hp)
Career
Operator(s) Qingzang railway
Number(s) NJ20001-NJ20078
Locale China

NJ2 is a class of diesel-electric locomotives employed by China Railways. Built in Erie, Pennsylvania, it is based on a standard GE Transportation Systems GE Dash 9-44CW and marketed as GE C38AChe. It was specially customised for high altitude operation on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway route. It is used on the Qingzang Railway that connects Xining, Qinghai Province, to Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, in the People's Republic of China. It is a 3,800 kW (5,100 hp) Co-Co design (Railway Magazine Dec 2006 p36).

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  1. Railways of China