Sunday, 15 January 2012

Update on Hunslet DH60C Locomotive

After the initial launch of the next generation of Hunslet locomotives designated the DH60C series, the prototype locomotive is now under going extensive field trials at the Daventry International Railfreight Terminal, courtesy of Malcolm Rail, as pictured above.The locomotive is in regular use six days a week, 12 hours per day, hauling and shunting up sixty container trains, each weighing up to 1,500 tonnes.This initial period has shown that the locomotive is fulfilling all the design expectations and is carrying out its designated work load, easily and competently, with significant fuel savings compared to existing locomotive types. For further information about the DH60C locomotive please contact Derek Webb as below.

DH60C series locomotives A multi-purpose diesel-hydraulic locomotive developed for heavy shunting and short trip operations. It offers a cost effective, fuel efficient and environmentally friendly solution for managing your rolling stock. Hunslet Engine Company’s new DH60C series of locomotives’ features include:
  • Fuel efficient clean burn diesel engine technology
  • Fully integrated PLC system incorporating fault diagnosis capabilities
  • Hydrodynamic transmission with turbo reversing
  • Ergonomic cab layout with improved driver visibility
  • Easy, low cost maintenance
  • Maximum tractive effort of 194 kN
  • Capable of hauling up to 2,000 tonnes
  • Available for sale or hire