Vossloh G6

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Vossloh G 6
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G6 locomotive of VPS at InnoTrans 2010
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-hydraulic
Builder Vossloh, Kiel
Build date 2008 – present[1]
Total produced G6 : 65 (as of 2013)[1]
1 : G6 MS : 1 [1]
Specifications
UIC class C
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Wheel diameter 1,000 to 920 mm (39 to 36 in) (new/worn)
Minimum curve 50 m (164 ft 1 in)
Length 10.350 or 10.790 m (33.96 or 35.40 ft) (without/with crash-absorbing elements)
Width 3.080 m (10.10 ft)
Height 4.225 m (13.86 ft)
Loco weight 60–67.5 t (59.1–66.4 long tons; 66.1–74.4 short tons)
Fuel capacity 1,800 L (400 imp gal; 480 US gal)
RPM range 1800–2100 rpm
Engine type Cummins QSK23[2][3]
or Caterpillar C27,[4] or MTU engine
Transmission Voith L3r4z(s)eU2
Performance figures
Maximum speed 40–80 km/h (25–50 mph)
Power output 671 kW (900 hp)
Tractive effort 194 to 219 kN (44,000 to 49,000 lbf) starting
Data refers to diesel hydraulic version. Source: Vossloh brochure,[5] except where noted

The Vossloh G6 is a C diesel-hydraulic shunting locomotive, and the first locomotive of Vossloh's fifth generation programme. The G6 is the successor of the MaK/Vossloh G765, a third-generation MaK locomotive still offered in the 2000s.[1]

At Innotrans 2012, a twin 350 kW diesel-engined version with electrical transmission was shown, with additional variants proposed including single-engined, hybrid, and battery-powered version.

History[edit]

The first locomotive of the class was shown on InnoTrans 2008.[6] Verkehrsbetriebe Peine-Salzgitter (VPS) was the launch customer and ordered 18 locomotives in April 2010, the contract was valued at approximately €25 million; the locomotives were ordered as part of a replacement program for VPS's fleet of 43 three axle diesels.[7][8] The first locomotive for VPS was exhibited at InnoTrans 2010, along with the other new members of the 5th generation family.

In 2012, at Innotrans Vossloh displayed a multiengined diesel-electric version, the G6 ME;[9] the design uses two 350 kW truck engines, meeting Euro 97/68 IIIB emission standards (Euro stage V) with other main specifications unchanged, utilising the same underframe, cab, brakes and controls of the diesel hydraulic version. Other potential variants of the electric transmission design included a single engined version (350 or 700 kW), and hybrid (350 kW plus electric energy storage) and a non-diesel version G6 Akku with electric battery and electrical energy storage devices.[10][11]

A second major order for 16 G6 (and 4 DE12 and 2 DE18) locomotives was placed by BASF in Dec 2011.[12] In early 2014 the first locomotive to be fitted with the new design MTU R 1600 R50 engine was put in service at BASF Ludwigshafen.[13]

Certification for use on the French railnetwork was obtained in 2014.[14]

Orders and leases[edit]

Company Number Manufactured Notes
SKW 1 2008 Displayed at Innotrans 2008.[15] Sold to Stickstoffwerke Piesteritz in Jan 2011.[16]
Zellstoff Stendal 2 2010-2011 One unit hired to Zellstoff Stendal (ZS) from Aug 2010, sold to ZS in February 2011.[16][16][17] Second unit acquired Oct 2011.[18]
Vossloh 2 2010 Leased to various companie from Vossloh Locomotives GmbH.[19]
BASF 3 2010 Initially leased to BASF for use at Ludwigshafen, named "Reiner", "Bettina", "Manfred".[20][21][22] Manfred transferred to Antwerp in 2013.[22] Bettina later lease to Voestalpine's track infrastructure subsidiary (Duisburg).[21]
VPS 18 2011-12 18 units ordered for €25million by logistics subsidiary Verkehrsbetriebe Peine -Salzgitter (VPS, parent Salzgitter) in 2010.[7] Numbers VPS 601 to 619, delivery from 2011 to 2012.[23]
Vossloh 3 2011 Leased to various companies from Vossloh Locomotives GmbH.[24][25][26]
Evonik 1 2011 Transferred to Infracor GmbH. (Evonik subsidiary)[27]
Vossloh 1 2012 Manufactured 2012[25]
Vossloh 2 2012 Leased to companies in Germany/Poland.[28][29]
Vossloh 1 2012 Diesel electric version. Displayed at Innotrans 2012.[30]
K+S 3 2012 Supplied to various works of K+S Kali GmbH.[31]
Vossloh 4 2013 Leased to various companies.[32][33][34][35]
Northrail 1 2013 Leased from Northrail (Kiel) to various companies.[36]
Vossloh 1 2013 Vossloh Locomotives GmbH.[37]
BASF 16 2013- 16 units ordered in December 2011 by BASF for plants in Ludwigshafen, Schwarzheide and Antwerpen.[12] Deliveries during 2013, 2014 onwards.[38]
VPS 22 .. 22 units ordered June 2011 (with option for further 5).[39] Order brought VPS's total G6 units ordered to 40. Expected delvery by 2016.[40]

See also[edit]

  • Voith Gravita, of which the 5C variant is a direct competitor to the G6.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de)
  2. ^ Cummins Inc. "Every Track - QSK23" (pdf). Retrieved Dec 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Verkehrsbetriebe Peine-Salzgitter GmbH. "Lokomotivbaureihe 600" (in German). Archived from the original on 23 Jan 2012. 
  4. ^ Messe Berlin GmbH (September 2008), "The G 6 from Vossloh – robust, versatile and powerful" (pdf), InnoTrans 2008 report, 12th set (3), p. 11 
  5. ^ Vossloh Locomotives (2010), Die Zukunft kommt aus dem Baukasten - The custom-made future is your choice - Product flyer (pdf) (company brochure) (in English and German), p. 12 
  6. ^ "Modular shunter launch", www.railwaygazette.com, 24 Sep 2008 
  7. ^ a b Railway Gazette International (20 April 2010). "VPS orders 18 Vossloh shunting locomotives". 
  8. ^ "Vossloh liefert 17 Diesellokomotiven an Verkehrbetriebe Peine-Salzgitter" (PDF), www.pressebox.de (in German), Vossloh, 19 April 2010 
  9. ^ Fit for the future with Euro 5 (multi-engine DE shunters) / Success story of the triple-axle industrial locomotive G 6, Vossloh 
  10. ^ Vossloh Locomotives’ modular G 6 (PDF), Vossloh Locomotives 
  11. ^ "Vossloh offers more G6 drivetrain variants", www.railjournal.com, 12 Sep 2012 
  12. ^ a b "BASF orders 22 diesel locomotives from Vossloh" (Press release). Werdohl: Vossloh AG. 14 December 2011. 
  13. ^ "Erste 1600er-MTU-Lokomotivmotoren gehen in Betrieb", www.eurailpress.de (in German), 25 Feb 2014 
  14. ^ Barrow, Keith (13 May 2013), "Vossloh G6 gains French certification", www.railjournal.com 
  15. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5001844 (accessed 20 May 2014)
  16. ^ a b c Eurailpress.de (24 February 2011). "Vossloh: Zwei weitere G 6 ausgeliefert- Nachrichten bei Eurailpress" (in German). DVV Media Group GmbH. 
  17. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5001858 (20 August 2011)
  18. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5101992
  19. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5001859
  20. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5001860
  21. ^ a b Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5001861
  22. ^ a b Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5001862
  23. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) VPS "601" to VPS "618"
  24. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5001908
  25. ^ a b Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5001933
  26. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5101993
  27. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5001956
  28. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5001957
  29. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5001958
  30. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5101959
  31. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) K+S "1" ; K+S "2" ; K+S "6"
  32. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5101978
  33. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5101980
  34. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5101981
  35. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5102064
  36. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5102067
  37. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) Fahrzeugportrait Vossloh 5102065
  38. ^ Vossloh G6 (www.loks-aus-kiel.de) See numbers 5102047, 5102048, 5102053, 5102054, 5102055, 5102061, 5102062 (accessed May 2014)
  39. ^ Eurailpress.de (30 June 2011). "Vossloh: Weitere G 6 für die VPS- Nachrichten bei Eurailpress" (in German). DVV Media Group GmbH. 
  40. ^ www.loks-aus-kiel.de (27 June 2011). "VPS bestellt weitere 22 Lokomotiven des Typs G 6" (in German). 

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