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Knoxville Locomotive Works SE32C

Postby MEC407 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:54 am

Knoxville Locomotive Works has introduced another "green" roadswitcher locomotive: the KLW SE32C.

Highlights:

V16 MTU 4000 Series engine rated at 3,200 bhp, Tier 3
6 axles (based on EMD or GE cores)
Weight up to 420,000 LBs
ZF gearbox, AR10 alternator, TMV control systems

Photos and more information: http://goklw.com/se32c
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Re: Knoxville Locomotive Works SE32C

Postby Allen Hazen » Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:08 pm

Tier 3 engine? Is this legal?
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Re: Knoxville Locomotive Works SE32C

Postby MEC407 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:54 pm

I would assume that it's legal on the basis of the locomotive perhaps being classified as a rebuild rather than a brand new locomotive.
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Re: Knoxville Locomotive Works SE32C

Postby Allen Hazen » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:31 pm

As to what makes a rebuild…
Sounds like a plausible guess. Since the original carbody structure, and most of the original electicals (traction motors, generator) are used, these would be (at a guess, repeat GUESS) somewhere between a third and a half original by value, so maybe that is enough. Canadian Pacific's new yard power (2000 hp ECO engines from EMD, locomotive built on new frames, but maybe trucks and traction motors recycled) apparently count as rebuilds under Canadian law.
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Re: Knoxville Locomotive Works SE32C

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:26 pm

KLW seems to recycle the trucks,underframe,traction motors,main altenator,and parts of the carbody,
New prime mover,wiring,traction control system,and fuel tank when needed.
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Re: Knoxville Locomotive Works SE32C

Postby MEC407 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:36 am

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Re: Knoxville Locomotive Works SE32C

Postby MEC407 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:29 am

KLW's locomotives in the 2000 HP to 3200 HP range now meet Tier 4 standards:

http://goklw.com/latestnews
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