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South African runor

Postby renrut44 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:10 pm

There is a rumor circulating among Transnet staff that the 232 narrow gauge 4400HP AC/AC locos they have on order from CNR Dalian will have 16-710 engines
http://www.chinacnr.com/Portals/0/Batch ... 968750.jpg

Does anyone know if there is any basis to this rumor?

It has some logic as Dalian hold the EMD license for China

Does the above artists impression hold any clues?
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Re: South African runor

Postby v8interceptor » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:11 pm

renrut44 wrote:There is a rumor circulating among Transnet staff that the 232 narrow gauge 4400HP AC/AC locos they have on order from CNR Dalian will have 16-710 engines
http://www.chinacnr.com/Portals/0/Batch ... 968750.jpg

Does anyone know if there is any basis to this rumor?

It has some logic as Dalian hold the EMD license for China

Does the above artists impression hold any clues?

They could also be sourcing the engines directly from EMD.
IINM, the license Dalian holds allows production of the 265-16 engine, not the 710...
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Re: South African runor

Postby renrut44 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:11 am

Unfortunately not EMD, a MTU 20V4000 @ 1800 rpm

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/lo ... tives.html

At a press conference late last October the head of Transnet Engineering denied any knowledge of what engine was proposed

Said that the mechanical/electrical design had been outsourced to ABB, and it was their prerogative to specify the prime mover

Very convenient for a Parastatal apparatchik, when the type turns out to be a dog, blame those whitefellas in Europe

Transnet are paying at least a US$200k premium per unit for the Chinese locos, when compared with the GEVO powered GEs purchased at the same time, There is a very smelly dead rat in Transnet's cupboard
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Re: South African runor

Postby renrut44 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:57 am

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Re: South African runor

Postby bengt » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:19 am

renrut44 wrote:Unfortunately not EMD, a MTU 20V4000 @ 1800 rpm


At least in Sweden: MTU = Multiple Trouble Unit
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