EMD G26

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EMD G26
2062 series locomotive (021).JPG
Croatian Railways Series 2062
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder General Motors Electro-Motive Division (USA),
General Motors Diesel (GMD), Canada
Clyde Engineering, Australia
Build date 1969-2008
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AAR C-C
 • UIC Co-Co
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in), South Korea , Hong Kong
1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in),
Indonesia, Tasmania, Queensland
1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in), Chile
Length 16.94 m (55.6 ft)
Loco weight 98.8 long tons (100.4 t; 110.7 short tons); 116 long tons (118 t; 130 short tons)
Fuel capacity 2,840 litres (750 US gal; 620 imp gal)
Prime mover GM 16-645E
Cylinders V16
Cylinder size 9.0625 in × 10 in (230 mm × 254 mm)
Performance figures
Maximum speed 124 km/h (77 mph)
Power output 2,000 or 2,200 bhp (1,490 or 1,640 kW)
Tractive effort 24,710 kgf (242.3 kN)
Career
Nicknames "James"[citation needed]

The G26 is a General Motors diesel-electric locomotive built in the USA by Electro-Motive Diesel for export and in Australia by Clyde Engineering under licence. The G26 was developed to increase traction capacities on the tracks which supported lesser axle loadings. They were intended for main line freight and passenger traffic.

Rail companies using the G26 locomotives in the past or present include Australian Railroad Group, Freight Australia, Croatian Railways, Slovenian Railways, Serbian Railways, PT Kereta Api in Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, Israel Railways, Korail, ONCF in Morocco, MTR Corporation, and others.

Australia[edit]

The Victorian Railways purchased 24 G26C locomotives built in Australia by Clyde Engineering, called the X class.[1] They are now operated by Pacific National and SCT Logistics.

Queensland Rail purchased 102 GL26C-2 locomotives in 1970, locally built by Comeng as sub-contractor for Clyde Engineering, and known as the 2100 class. Ten of the 2100 class have since been sold to FCAB, Chile.[2]

Tasrail in Tasmania, operates four GL26C locomotives formerly of Queensland Rail. Known as the 2050 class. And two G26C locomotives known as the D class which are due to be retired late in 2014.

Former Yugoslavia[edit]

The JŽ 664 locomotives were originally acquired by the Yugoslav Railways; after the breakup of Yugoslavia the class were split between Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia.

Brazil[edit]

Serie 4500 Some units were made for the Rede Ferroviária Federal, Brazilian Federal Network, to operate at southern Brazil metre gauge (1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)) lines and now, after destatization at operation on ALL- América Latina Logística, Latin America Logistic. Were made by EMD at Illinois. Have flexicoil trucks. 36

Hong Kong[edit]

Kowloon-Canton Railway purchased 3 G26 CU locomotives(No.60,61 and 62) in the 1970s. These three-engine were leased to MTR Corporation in 2007 due to the merge of railway network.

Engine No.60 was named "Peter Quick", the CEO of KCRC during the 1980s.

Tunisia[edit]

5 G26CU 1972 060DH221 to 060DH225 SNCFT

Egypt[edit]

33 G26CW 1973-1976 Egyptian Rys 3412-3429 18 3430-3444 15

Israel[edit]

9 G26CW 1971-1978 Israeli Rys 601 to Israeli Rys 609

Turkey[edit]

86 G26CW-2 purchased by the Turkish Railways TCDD in 1989. These locos received road numbers DE22001 to DE22086.

South Korea[edit]

Korean National Railroad purchased 10 G26CW locomotives in 1969, numbered 6301-6310. Primarily used in passenger service, all were withdrawn from the roster by the end of the 1990s.[citation needed]

Indonesia[edit]

The Indonesian State Railways purchased 15 G26MC-2U locomotives in 1986, classified as CC202 and numbered from 01-15. Later orders arrived in 1990 (15 locomotives, CC202 16-30), 1995 (3 locomotives, CC202 31-33), 2001 (4 locomotives, CC202 34-37), 2002 (2 locomotives, CC202 38-39) and finally in 2008 (9 locomotives, CC202 40-48).

The locomotives have an axle loading of 18 tons, and were originally used for bulk coal traffic between Tanjungenim (South Sumatra) and Tarahan (Lampung) pulling 50-60 coal gondolas in multiple operation. They have since been supplanted by the more modern CC205.

Beginning in 2010 a new numbering system was introduced, inserting two final digits of the date of manufacture of the locomotive. The individual numbers are restarted for each batch Hence the first batch (CC202 01-15) becomes CC202 86 01-86 15, and the second batch (CC202 16-30) becoming CC202 90 01-90 15.

Except for CC202 90 01, scrapped after a crash in 2012, all the locomotives remain in operation.

The locomotives are based in the Tanjungkarang depot (Lampung).

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "V/Line: X/XR/XRB Class". locopage.railpage.org.au. Archived from the original on 17 April 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "QR: 2100 Class". locopage.railpage.org.au. Archived from the original on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2008.