Ukrainian Order Of New Units At Erie

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XC Tower
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Ukrainian Order Of New Units At Erie

Post by XC Tower » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:08 pm

Saw one of these on the GE Test Track in Harborcreek, PA, on Saturday....Compared to the three North American units that was coupled to, this locomotive was much shorter in height....Everything else looked like it was scaled down....The cab sure is different looking...
What are the specs. On these units plus how many are on order?
Thank you.

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renrut44
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Re: Ukrainian Order Of New Units At Erie

Post by renrut44 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:48 am

https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/tra ... sword_list" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;[]=Ukrainian&no_cache=1

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Re: Ukrainian Order Of New Units At Erie

Post by XC Tower » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:17 pm

Thank you, renrut44!...Wow!!!....4500hp!!!
One more question, if you will: Is the 1520mm gauge common in Europe?



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renrut44
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Re: Ukrainian Order Of New Units At Erie

Post by renrut44 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:23 pm

Russia from the commencement of rail

Includes all of the Baltic countries that were former Soviet states, as well as the "Stans"

Ukraine is a former Russian State hence 5'

Sakhalin Island in the east is Cape gauge

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Re: Ukrainian Order Of New Units At Erie

Post by es80ac » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:01 pm

interesting that GE units built for broader gauge (India, Ukraine) are all smaller in dimension vs the domestic units. I thought the former Soviet republics all had pretty large loading gauges.

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Re: Ukrainian Order Of New Units At Erie

Post by mtuandrew » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:39 pm

If I squint, it looks like a double-end Genesis. Pretty cool.

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