Railpower RP20CD

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RP20CD
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RP20CD
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder RailPower Technologies
Build date 2008–
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AAR C-C
 • UIC Co'Co'
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Loco weight 398,000 lb (180,500 kg)
Fuel type Diesel fuel
Fuel capacity 4,000 imp gal (18,000 l; 4,800 US gal)
Performance figures
Power output 2,000 hp (1.49 MW)

The RP20CD is a diesel-electric road switcher locomotive built by Railpower Technologies. It is a "genset" locomotive, having three engine-generator sets.

The engines are computer controlled, with the computer stopping and starting engines on a rotating basis, as required to produce the horsepower needed at any given moment.[1]

It has six-wheel (three-axle) trucks, rather than the usual four-wheel (two-axle) trucks commonly found on smaller, lighter, switcher locomotives. RP20CDs are rebuilt from older locomotives and can be upgraded to 2,700 horsepower (2.01 MW) by adding a fourth generator.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Up to 60% Reduction In Fuel Cost". RJ Corman Railpower Locomotives. Archived from the original on September 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Switcher, 4 & 6 Axle Locomotives". RJ Corman Railpower Locomotives. Archived from the original on September 5, 2013.