ChME3

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ČME3
ЧМЕ3
and others
ЧМЭ3-1482 на ст Волгоград-1.jpg
ЧМЭ3-1482 on Volgograd-1 station, Russia
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder ČKD
Build date 1963-1991
Total produced 8200
Specifications
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) Russian gauge
1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Wheel diameter 1,050 mm (41.34 in)
Minimum curve 80 m (262 ft)
Wheelbase 8,660 mm (28 ft 5 in)
Length 17,220 mm (56 ft 6 in)
Axle load 21 t (21 long tons; 23 short tons)
Loco weight 126 t (124 long tons; 139 short tons)
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel consumption 220 g/kW.h
Prime mover ČKD K 6 S 310 DR
RPM range 750
Engine type Straight-six Diesel engine
Generator ČKD TD 802 B
Traction motors ČKD TE 006 6x
Cylinders 6
Cylinder size 310 mm × 360 mm (12.20 in × 14.17 in)
Transmission Electric
MU working yes
Performance figures
Maximum speed 95 km/h (59 mph)
Power output 1,000 kW (1,300 hp)
Tractive effort 265 kN (60,000 lbf)
Max 362 kN (81,000 lbf)

The ČKD ČME3 is six axle diesel locomotive with electric transmission built by ČKD. The class were used primarily for heavy shunting (4000 tons). Units have been operated by Russia, Belarus, Ukraine (as class ЧМЭ3, transliteration ChME3) and other ex-Soviet bloc countries, in Czechoslovakia (as class T669, later as ŽSR 770 and ČD 770 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic), on industrial railways in Poland (S200), in Albania (HSH T669.1), Iraq (DES 3101), Syria (LDE 1500) and in India (DEC 120).

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