TCDD DE18000

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Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Material de Traction Electrique
Model Special order
Build date 1970
Total produced 5
AAR wheel arr. B-B
UIC class Bo'Bo'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Wheel diameter 1,110 mm (44 in)
Length 16.44 m (53 ft 11 in)
Width 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Height 4.153 m (13 ft 8 in)
Loco weight 80 tonnes (79 long tons; 88 short tons)
Fuel capacity 3,800 litres (840 imp gal; 1,000 US gal)
Engine type Pielstick 12PA4 V185 VG
Cylinders 12
Performance figures
Maximum speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Power output 1,320 kW (1,770 hp)
Tractive effort 263 kN (59,000 lbf)
Operators Turkish State Railways
Numbers DE18001 – DE18005
Locale Izmir

TCDD DE18000 are a type of diesel-electric locomotive built for operations on Turkish State Railways by Matériel de Traction Electrique. The order was a trial for a ligher version of the DE24000, and only five units were delivered. The units were mostly used around Izmir and are now retired.


During the 1970s the Turkish State Railways decided to replace their 800 steam locomotives with diesel. This quite delayed task required the delivery of more than 400 diesel units. On February 15, 1968 TCDD and MTE signed an agreement for delivery of the DE24000 and the DE18000. TCDD opted for the larger Co'Co' engine, and only five were delivered of the smaller Bo'Bo'.

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