CNR Datong Electric Locomotive Co.
|wholly owned subsidiary|
|Headquarters||Datong, Shanxi, China|
|Parent||China CNR Corporation|
Datong locomotive factory is a Chinese railway locomotive manufacturing plant based in Datong, Shanxi, China, founded 1953. The factory was a major producer of steam locomotives for the Chinese market up to 1988 when production switched to diesel powered locomotives. By the 1990s electric locomotives had begun to be produced, and became the major product of the works.
In 2003 the factory became CNR Datong Electric Locomotive Co. Ltd. (DELC) and a subsidiary of China CNR Corporation as part of a re-organisation of the Chinese railway manufacturing industry.
By 1988 the factory had produced over 5000 steam locomotives, and was a major steam locomotive manufacturer in the Peoples' Republic of China, by the 1980s manufacturing between 250 and 300 locomotives yearly; many of these units were QJ "march forward" 2-10-2 heavy freight locomotives. Steam locomotive production at Datong was a vertically integrated process, starting from raw steel. The last steam locomotive to be produced at the plant, and in China,[n 1] was made on 21 December 1988.
In 1990 the plant began to produce electric locomotives - the SS7 six axle Bo'Bo'Bo' and the SS7E Co'Co' mainline electrics were developed and manufactured at Datong. The company was also jointly involved with Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Works in the high-speed passenger EMU development project China Star in 2002.
In 2004 the company entered into a manufacturing and technology transfer agreement with Alstom, leading to the production of the HXD2 series of locomotive classes. The first HXD2 locomotive to be manufactured in China was completed in 2007. In August 2012, the first example of a localised version of the HXD2 locomotive was produced by the factory, numbered HXD2-1001.
The company has entered into joint ventures with ABC Rail Products (1996, castings), Stennmann (2002, Pantographs), Alstom (2004, locomotive manufacture), ABB Group (2007, electric transformers), SEMCO (India) (2007, Wheelsets) and Faiveley (2007, railway couplers).
- It is reported that steam locomotive production for industrial railways continued up to 1999.
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