CP Class 1300

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Class 1300
CP 1311.jpg
1311 preserved at Museu Nacional Ferroviário
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Whitcomb Locomotive Company
Model 104DE2
Build date 1952
Specifications
AAR wheel arr. A1A-A1A
Career
Operators Comboios de Portugal
Class Série 1300
Locale Portugal
First run 1952
Withdrawn 1987
Disposition all withdrawn

The Série 1300 were a class of diesel locomotives used by Portuguese Railways (CP). They entered service in 1952; all are now withdrawn from service.

These diesel-electric locomotives were manufactured in the USA by the Whitcomb Locomotive Company in 1952, to the constructor's model 104DE2. They had a central cab and an A1A-A1A bogie designation. Electrical equipment was provided by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation. They were withdrawn from service in 1987. Although they were somewhat similar to the older ALCO-built Série 1500, difficulties in purchasing spare parts for these locomotives hastened their withdrawal.