Israel Railways JT 42CW

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JT 42CW
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Two JT 42CWs and an EMD G12 at Port of Ashdod
Type and origin
Power type Diesel
Builder Meinfesa (Alstom, Valencia)[1]
Build date 1996
Total produced 8
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AAR C-C
 • UIC Co'Co'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Length 21.095 m (69 ft 2.5 in)[2]
Width 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in)[2]
Height 4.675 m (15 ft 4.1 in)[2]
Loco weight 112 t (246,918 lb)[2])
Fuel capacity 6,000 l (1,320 imp gal; 1,585 US gal)
Prime mover GM EMD 12N710G3B, V12, 3,200 hp (2 MW) @ 900rpm
Alternator AR10JBA
Traction motors six parallel connected D78
Loco brake Electropneumatic
Performance figures
Maximum speed 110 km/h (68 mph)
Power output 3,000 hp (2,237 kW)
Tractive effort maximum 588 kN (132,188 lbf)
306 kN (68,792 lbf) @ 22 km/h (14 mph)
Career
Operators Israel Railways
Numbers 702-709[3]
Sources:[4] except where noted

The JT 42CW is a class of six axle Co'Co' diesel electric freight locomotives manufactured by Alstom's Meinfesa plant in Valencia Spain in the late 1990s for use by Israel Railways (IR).

Description[edit]

The locomotives are of the Prima type, produced at Alstom's plant in Valencia, Spain in collaboration with GM-EMD; the locomotives use EMD traction equipment and an EMD 710 engine.[1][4] The units were ordered in 1996 and entered service in 1998.[3][4]

The locomotives were designed for freight work, but have also been used to haul passenger trains due to a shortage of locomotives.[5]

The locomotives were specified for work hauling phosphate trains from the Dead Sea to Mediterranean ports, with loads of up to 3,000 t (6,613,868 lb) on slopes up to 15 to 20 per mille.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sources:
  2. ^ a b c d הנחיות לתכנון מתקני עצירת רכבות (PDF), www.iroads.co.il (in Hebrew), רכבת ישראל בע״מ, נספח ב': סוגי רכבות נוסעים וקטרי, July 2009 
  3. ^ a b Sources:
  4. ^ a b c "Diesel-Electric Locomotives : JT42 CW" (PDF), www.vossloh-espana.com, Vossloh, archived from the original (PDF) on 7 April 2009 
  5. ^ Рельсовый транспорт Израиля, ЖЕЛЕЗНЫЕ ДОРОГИ МИРА (in Russian) (12), 2000 
  6. ^ "Новые локомотивы компании Alstom", Железные дороги мира (in Russian) (10), 1998 

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