MPI MP20B

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MPI MP20B
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder MotivePower Ind.
Model MP20B
Build date 2008 (2008) – Present
Total produced 21
Specifications
UIC classification B-B
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Length 59 ft 2 in (18.03 m)
Locomotive weight 277,000 lb (126,000 kg)
Prime mover MTU-Detroit Diesel 12V4000
Performance figures
Maximum speed 70 mph (113 km/h)
Power output 2,000 hp (1,490 kW)
Tractive effort 85,000 lbf (380 kN) starting
55,000 lbf (240 kN) continuous

The MPI MP20B is a diesel-electric locomotive designed and built by Motive Power in Boise, Idaho.

Specifications[edit]

It has a 2,000 hp (1,490 kW) MTU-Detroit Diesel 12V4000 Engine. It weighs approximately 277,000 lbs. and is 59' 2" long. It has a maximum speed of 70 mph (113 km/h). It also includes a B-B wheel arrangement and an optional dynamic brake. It includes a continuous tractive effort of 55,000 lbf (240,000 N) and a starting tractive effort of 85,000 lbf (380,000 N).[1]

Owners[edit]

Owner Built Number
Pacific Harbor Line[2] 2008 2
New Jersey Transit[3][4] 2008 5
Union Pacific[5] 2008 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPE-X Low Emissions Locomotives". MotivePower Industries. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pacific Harbor Line". The Diesel Shop. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "New Jersey Transit Fleet". The Diesel Shop. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "MotivePower/Wabtec". Green Rail News. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "UP Diesel Locomotive Roster, UP Yard Switch Roster, Part 3". UtahRails.net. Retrieved 7 October 2010.