EMD G26

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EMD G26
2062 series locomotive (021).JPG
Croatian Railways Series 2062
Specifications
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder General Motors Diesel (GMD), Canada
Clyde Engineering, Australia
Build date 1973
AAR wheel arr. C-C
UIC classification Co-Co
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in),
Indonesia, Tasmania, Queensland,
1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in), Chile
Length 16.94 m (55.6 ft)
Locomotive weight 98.8 long tons (100.4 t; 110.7 short tons); 116 long tons (118 t; 130 short tons)
Fuel capacity 2,840 litres (750 US gal; 620 imp gal)
Prime mover GM 16-645E
Cylinders V16
Cylinder size 9.0625 in × 10 in (230 mm × 254 mm)
Top speed 124 km/h (77 mph)
Power output 2,000 or 2,200 bhp (1,490 or 1,640 kW)
Tractive effort 24,710 kgf (242.3 kN)
Career
Nicknames "James"[citation needed]

The G26 is a General Motors diesel-electric locomotive built in the USA by Electro-Motive Diesel for export and in Australia by Clyde Engineering under licence. The G26 was developed to increase traction capacities on the tracks which supported lesser axle loadings. They were intended for main line freight and passenger traffic.

Rail companies using the G26 locomotives in the past or present include Australian Railroad Group, Freight Australia, Croatian Railways, PT Kereta Api in Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, Israel Railways, Korail, ONCF in Morocco, in Yugoslavia, and others.

Australia[edit]

The Victorian Railways purchased 24 G26C locomotives built in Australia by Clyde Engineering, called the X class.[1] They are now operated by Pacific National and QR National.

Queensland Rail purchased 102 GL26C-2 locomotives in 1970, locally built by Comeng for Clyde Engineering, and known as the 2100 class. Ten of the 2100 class have since been sold to FCAB, Chile.[2]

Tasrail in Tasmania, operates 4 GL26C locomotives formerly of Queensland Rail. Known as the 2050 class. And two G26C locomotives known as the D class which are due to be retired late in 2014.

Yugoslavian states[edit]

Main article: JŽ 664 locomotive

The JŽ 664 locomotives were originally acquired by the Yugoslav Railways, after the break up of Yugoslavia the class were split between Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia.

Brazil[edit]

Serie 4500 Some units were made for the Rede Ferroviária Federal, Brazilian Federal Network, to operate at southern Brazil metre gauge (1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)) lines and now, after destatization at operation on ALL- América Latina Logística, Latin Americ Logistic. Were made by EMD at Illinois. Have flexicoil trucks.

Hong Kong[edit]

Kowloon-Canton Railway purchased 3 G26 CU locomotives(No.60,61 and 62) in the 1970s. These three-engine were leased to Mass Transit Railway Corporation in 2007 due to the merge of railway network.

Engine No.60 was named "Peter Quick", the CEO of KCRC during the 1980s.

Turkey[edit]

Main article: TCDD_DE22000

86 G26CW-2 purchased by the Turkish Railways TCDD in 1989. These locos received road numbers DE22001 to DE22086.

Gallery[edit]

Australian G26C locomotive X43 in V/Line Freight livery. 
Australian G26C locomotive X41 in Pacific National livery. 
A Croatian EMD G26 in ex-JŽ livery 
Israel railways EMD G26CW 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "V/Line: X/XR/XRB Class". locopage.railpage.org.au. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "QR: 2100 Class". locopage.railpage.org.au. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 

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