Eurotunnel Class 0031

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Eurotunnel Class 0031
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-mechanical
Builder Hunslet Engine Company
Rebuilt by Schöma
Build date 1989-1990
Rebuilt: 1993-1994
Total produced 12
Specifications
UIC class B
Gauge As built:
900 mm (2 ft 11 716 in)
Rebuilt:
1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Prime mover Deutz
Train brakes Air
Performance figures
Maximum speed 50 km/h (31 mph)
Power output 270 kW (360 hp)
Career
Operators Eurotunnel
Numbers 0031-0042

The Eurotunnel Class 0031 0-4-0 diesel locomotives were built by the Hunslet Engine Company between 1989 and 1990 for Channel Tunnel construction work and now used for maintenance duties. They were originally built as 900 mm (2 ft 11 716 in) gauge, and were subsequently rebuilt by Schöma to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge[1] in Germany between 1993 and 1994.

Twelve locomotives were built, numbered 0031–0042. They carry a yellow livery and are used by Eurotunnel for shunting duties at Cheriton and Coquelles depots.

Names[edit]

All the locomotives are named:[2][3]

  • 0031 Frances
  • 0032 Elisabeth
  • 0033 Silke
  • 0034 Amanda
  • 0035 Mary
  • 0036 Lawrence
  • 0037 Lydie
  • 0038 Jenny
  • 0039 Pacita
  • 0040 Jill
  • 0041 Kim
  • 0042 Nicole

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tunnel Locomotives". Schöma Locomotives. Archived from the original on 2010-08-01. 
  2. ^ Webster, Neil, British Railways Pocket Book No.1 - Locomotives, Platform 5 Publishing, Sheffield, England, 2001, ISBN 1-902336-15-1
  3. ^ "Eurotunnnel Shuttle Locos" (PDF). www.therailwaycentre.com.