VSFT G 322

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VSFT G 322
MaK G 322.jpg
Prototype G322 locomotive 352 001-2
Specifications
Power type Diesel-hydraulic
Builder Germany Siemens Schienenfahrzeugtechnik / Vossloh, Kiel
Build date 1996 - 1998
Total produced 26 [1]
UIC classification B
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Wheel diameter 1,000 mm (39.37 in) (new)[1]
Minimum curve 50 m (164 ft 1 in)[1]
Length 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)[1]
Width 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)[1]
Height 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)[1]
Locomotive weight 40 t (39 long tons; 44 short tons)[1]
Fuel capacity 1,000 L (220 imp gal; 260 US gal)[2]
Sandbox capacity 540 kg (1,190 lb)*[2]
Engine RPM range 2100 rpm[1]
Engine type MTU 8V 183 TD13[1]
Transmission Voith L2r4zseU2[1][3]
Top speed 60 km/h (37 mph)[1]
Power output 390 kW (520 hp)[1]
Tractive effort 130 kN (29,000 lbf)*[4]
Safety systems PZB 90*[4]
Career
Locale Denmark, Germany
Disposition in service
  • Prototype 352 001-2

The VSFT G322 is a B diesel-hydraulic shunting locomotive, initially built for and in service with the Danish Railways DSB as Class MK.[1]

History[edit]

In 1989, DSB ordered 30 CMI 500 locomotives from Cockerill Mechanical Industries to replace its older Class MH and MT locomotives. Originally slated for delivery in 1990, the first locomotive was only delivered in 1992. Due to high weight, technical problems and changed demands, DSB cancelled the order in 1994.[5]

In 1995, Siemens Schienenfahrzeugtechnik was then contracted to build 20 G 322 locomotives as a replacement for the cancelled locos.[6] A further 5 locomotives were ordered in 1997.[7]

Operations[edit]

Initially in use by freight division DSB goods, they were transferred in 2001 to Railion Denmark. The 3 oldest locos were sold back to Vossloh in 2003.[6] Another namechange saw the remaining 22 locomotives transferred to DB Schenker Rail Danmark Services in February 2009.

A prototype locomotive, numbered 352 001-2 was built in 1996 and used for tests and leasing. It was sold to leasing company northrail in August 2008.[8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m www.loks-aus-kiel.de. "MaK - G 322" (in German). Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Funkferngesteuerte Rangierlok G400B (BR 352 )" (in German). 10 March 2005. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Voith Turbo (August 2008). "Two-axle MK 600 shunting locomotives of DSB Danish State Railways with Voith L 2r4 zse U2 Voith turbo-reversing transmissions" (pdf). Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b northrail GmbH. "G 322/G 400 - Zweiachsige dieselhydraulische Lokomotiven für den Rangier- und leichten Streckendienst" (pdf) (in German). Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Tuschick, Sebastian. "Steckbrief DSB MJ 506, 510" (in German). Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Tuschick, Sebastian. "Steckbrief DSB MK 601-625" (in German). Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Hansen, John (5 November 1998). "New locomotives for the DSB". Railorama - European Railway news 1998 - 1999. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  8. ^ www.loks-aus-kiel.de. "Fahrzeugportrait SFT 220139" (in German). Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Investitionsquote um rund 39% gegenüber Prospekt gesteigert" (pdf). Paribus Rail Report (in German). Paribus Capital GmbH. December 2008. p. 2. Retrieved 23 August 2011. "Die zweiachsige G 322 ist die Vorgängerlokomtive der G 400. Ihre Ursprünge gehen auf das Jahre 1996 zurück, in dem sie 25-mal für die Dänische Staatsbahn sowie einmal als Vorführlok gebaut wurde."