TCDD DE24000

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DE 24000
6th of September Express at Alsancak.JPG
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Designer Matériel de Traction Electrique
Builder Tülomsaş
Build date 1970–1984
Total produced 418
AAR wheel arr. C-C
UIC classification Co'Co'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Wheel diameter 1,100 mm (43 in)
Locomotive weight 113 tonnes (111 long tons; 125 short tons)
Fuel capacity 4,960 litres (1,090 imp gal; 1,310 US gal)
Engine type Pielstick 16PA4V185
Performance figures
Maximum speed 119 km/h (74 mph)
Power output 1,760 kW (2,360 hp)
Tractive effort 394 kN (89,000 lbf)
Operator(s) Turkish State Railways
Number(s) DE24001 – DE24418

TCDD DE 24000 are a type of diesel locomotive built for operations on Turkish State Railways by Tülomsaş. A total of 218 units were built between 1970-84 on license from Matériel de Traction Electrique of France. The DE 24000 formed the backbone of the dieselisation of the Turkish railways during the 1970s.

In addition to MTE, diesel parts were supplied by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, electric parts from Jeumont-Schneider and mechanical parts from Forges et Ateliers du Creusot


During the 1970s the Turkish State Railways decided to replace their 800 steam locomotives with diesel. This quite delayed task required the delivery of more than 400 diesel units. On February 15, 1968 TCDD and MTE signed an agreement for delivery of the DE 24000 along with the delivery of the smaller DE18000. But to be able to build up domestic competence on diesel engines, it was decided that the production would be done by Tülomsaş of Turkey.

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