Diesel hydraulics

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Diesel hydraulics

Postby philipmartin » Wed May 17, 2017 7:42 am

Here's a link to the Wiki article on Vossloh diesel hydraulic locomotives. Being a North Amqerican, such engines are novelties for me. I got on this tack learning about rhe Deutsche Reichsbahn V180 locos.

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Re: Diesel hydraulics

Postby Statkowski » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:51 pm

The reason they're novelties is because they tried them here once - they couldn't handle the tonnage North American trains have, especially in the mountains. Maintenance also became a problem with foreign spare parts required.
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