Iranian Railways AD43C
AD43Cs under construction at Wagon Pars (2009)
|Type and origin|
|Builder||Alstom / Ruston (first 20 units)
Desa diesel (remainder)
|Gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Length||frame 21.540 m (70 ft 8.0 in) / 22.790 m (74 ft 9.2 in)[contradiction]
over buffers 24.030 m (78 ft 10.1 in)
|Width||2,850 mm (9 ft 4 in)|
|Height||4,280 mm (14 ft 1 in)|
|Axle load||Freight versions : 20.5 or 23 tonnes (20.2 or 22.6 long tons; 22.6 or 25.4 short tons)*
Passenger version : 20.5 tonnes (20.2 long tons; 22.6 short tons)
|Locomotive weight||123 t (121 long tons; 136 short tons)†|
|Fuel capacity||9,200 L (2,000 imp gal; 2,400 US gal)|
|Sandbox capacity||80 L (18 imp gal; 21 US gal) minimum capacity|
|Prime mover||Ruston 16 RK 215 diesel|
|Alternator||Alstom AT 14|
|Traction motors||Alstom 6FRA 4564 forced ventilation|
|Transmission||AC/AC electric of ONIX type Alstome ONIX 1500 water-cooled IGBT inverter|
|Multiple working||3 units of same type|
|Maximum speed||Freight version : 110 km/h (68 mph)
Passenger version 150 km/h (93 mph)
|Power output||4,300 hp (3,200 kW)|
Freight version : 542 kN (122,000 lbf)
Passenger version : 482.5 kN (108,500 lbf)
|Locomotive brake||~220 kN (49,000 lbf) maximum (electrical dynamic)|
|Operator(s)||Islamic Republic of Iran Railways|
The AD43C is a type of mainline 6 axle Co'Co' diesel locomotive designed by Alstom and used by the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (RAI). It was in production from 2000. Delivery started in 2002.
Alstom designated the vehicle with product code Prima DE 43 C AC.
In 1998 GEC Alstom won an order valued at $125 million (later valued at €192 million) for the supply of 100 mixed use locomotives for Islamic Republic of Iran Railways. The first 20 units were to be manufactured at Alstom's factory in Belfort, France, the remainder at Wagon Pars in Iran.[note 1] After production of an initial batch by Ruston the remaining engines were to be built by DESA in Iran under a technology transfer agreement.
Three variants were produced, a passenger version with a 150 km/h (93 mph) top speed and a 20.5-tonne (20.2-long-ton; 22.6-short-ton) axle load, and two freight versions with a 110 km/h (68 mph) top speed and either a 20.5-or-23-tonne (20.2-or-22.6-long-ton; 22.6-or-25.4-short-ton) axle load.
References and notes
- Wagon Pars undertook superstructure and bogie manufacturing, as well as assembly and commissioning
- "Diesel electric locomotives AD43C". www.wagonpars.com. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
- "Main line Locomotive AD43C (Under License of Alstom)". www.wagonpars.com. Wagon Pars Co.
- "ALSTOM to supply 100 diesel-electric locomotives in Iran". www.alstom.com (Press release). Alstom. 27 October 1999.
- "Iranians to build AC diesels". www.railwaygazette.com. Railway Gazette International. 1 February 1998.
- "Into Man B & W and the New Millenium". www.enginemuseum.org. Anson Engine Museum. "..contract was signed during September with ALSTOM Transport of France for Ruston to supply 100 traction engines type 16RK215T. The engines were to be used to power one hundred AD43C locomotives for the Iranian Islamic Republic Railways ... Prior to signing the contract Ruston negotiated a Consortium, Transfer of Technology, Localisation and Distribution agreement with the Iran Heavy Engine Manufacturing Company (DESA). The agreement was for Ruston to supply the first engines fully built and the remainder to be built in Iran by DESA .."
- "PRIMA DE 43 C AC diesel locomotives, Iran". www.transport.alstom.com. Alstom. Archived from the original on 17 October 2005.
- "Diesel locomotive Alstom AD43C". www.rail.lu.
- RAI locomotives railfaneurope.net