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NSB Di4 in Bodö Norway

Rjukanban Henschel number 30273 at Rjukan harbor, Norway


Diesel Locomotives in Norway


Created for 4rail.net by John McKey. Pictures by Ilkka Siissalo, Gerry Putz, David Gubler, Hannu Peltola and John McKey.





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CargoNet El 16 number 2213 in Oslo, Norway
There is also an interesting selection of electric locomotives in Norway!

SBB RABe 514 number 054, Stadelhofen, Switzerland
Malmbana in the Norway's north is a major ore railroad with the heaviest equipment in the whole Europe.


LKAB IORE units 121 and 125 behind the stables, Kiruna, Sweden
The IORE electric locomotives are heaviest in Europe, see IORE theme page for pictures and video...   See also our popular Visions series "Running with IORE" article!

 

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For such a small railroading country there are incredible many types and classes of diesel locomotives for use in Norway. These include a few truly rare specimens, and lots of smaller vintage diesel locomotives.

Quick Menu:
Baneservice: MZ *
Captrain / Railcare: T68 *
Cargolink: De2700 *
CargoNet: c312 * Di8 * Skd226 *
Grenland Rail: Skd226 *
MTAS: Motala-11 * T44 *
NSB: Di4 *

  
Past and Vintage Classes

 Baneservice

Baneservice MZ number 1411 in Narvik, Norway

 

Class MZ
Class MZ was originally manufactured for DSB (Danish Railways). Many units were sold out in the 2000s, among these unit 1411.

Units acquired: at least 6, several Mz variations
Unit numbers: MZ 1411, 1450, 1458, 1461 and two more
Maximum allowed speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)  
Drive: Diesel electric, EMD 16-645E3, later 20-645E3
Usage: heavy freight and MOW locomotive


  Detailed information on BS class MZ... 
 
 Captrain / Railcare
Railcare Euro 4000 in Oslo, Norway Class T68 of Railcare
Railcare owns and has been using for years two of the prototypes of Euro 4000 Vosslohs. Now the locos are on lease at CargoNet but have retained their white color and Railcare texts.

Units for operator: 2
Unit numbers: T68 901 - 902
Maximum allowed speed: 120 km/h (75 Mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric
Usage: heavy road locomotive


  Detailed information on Railcare class T68... 
   
 Cargolink
Cargolink / Beacon Rail class T66 number 403 in Mo i Rana, Norway T66 of Cargolink / Beacon Rail
Many of the Beacon Rail owned Nordic T66 / JT42 locomotives are currently being used by Cargolink on various road duties.

Units for operator: several
Unit numbers: T66 40x
Maximum allowed speed: 120 km/h (75 Mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric
Usage: medium road locomotive


  Detailed information on BR / CL class T66... 
Cargolink class De2700 in Trondheim, Norway Class De 2700 (ex. NSB Di6)
The life of the Cargolink De2700 locomotives has so far been very colorful and international. In 2008 3 locos found their way back to Norway for the open access operator Cargolink.

Units owned/used: 3
Unit numbers: 02, 06, 0X
Maximum allowed speed: 160 km/h (99 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric, MAK 12M282-12V
Usage: general use locomotive


  Detailed information on CL class De2700... 
Cargolink Z70 number 742 in Fagernes, Narvik, Norway Z70 of Cargolink
One of the old SJ switchers has also ended up to Narvik harbor and now is ready to handle lighter switching jobs.

Units rebuilt: 50 of type Z65 at Kalmar in 1990-2
Unit numbers: 742, possibly others too
Maximum allowed speed: 70 km/h (43 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-hydraulic
Usage: light yard switcher


  Detailed information on class Z70... 
   
 CargoNet
CargoNet class 312 in northern Norway CN Class 312 (Vossloh Euro 4000)
An interesting more or less frequent visitor from Norwegian side is the Euro4000 of CargoNet.

Units for operator: 6 + 2 hired
Unit numbers: 312 001 - 312 006, 312 xxx -
Maximum allowed speed: 120 km/h (75 Mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric
Usage: heavy road locomotive


  Detailed information on CargoNet class 312... 
NSB Di8 number 712 hauling lumber in Oslo, Norway Class Di 8
Another quite common diesel in Norway. CargoNet sold 10 units of the fleet to U.K. in 2011.

Units for operator: 9 (originally 20)
Unit numbers: in range 8.701 - 8.720
Maximum allowed speed: 120 km/h (75 Mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric
Usage: road switcher for freight services

  Detailed information on CargoNet class Di8... 
CargoNet class 226 switchers Oslo, Norway CN Class Skd 226 (Swedish class Z66)
A typical Nordic light switcher built by Kalmar.

Units for operator: 12
Unit numbers: 226 001 - 226 012
Maximum allowed speed: 41/69 km/h (26/43 Mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel hydraulic
Usage: light switcher for local work


  Detailed information on CN class Skd 226... 
   
 Green Cargo
Green Cargo class T44 in Narvik, Norway Class T44 of Green Cargo
T44 is a common rugged road switcher used by Green Cargo of Sweden. Two to three units can now be found in Narvi, Norway too.

Units built: 123, ~50 unrebuilt    
Unit numbers: between 259 and 370
Maximum allowed speed: 100 km/h (60 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-electric (EMD)
Usage: road switcher


  Detailed information on class T44... 
   
 Grenland Rail
Grenland Rail class 226 / Z66 switcher number 618,  Oslo, Norway Grenland Rail Class Skd 226 (Swedish class Z66)
A typical Nordic light switcher built by Kalmar.

Units for operator: 1 or 2
Unit numbers:  98 76 0 226 618 - 9
Maximum allowed speed: 41/69 km/h (26/43 Mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel hydraulic
Usage: light switcher for local work


  Detailed information on GR class Skd 226/Z66... 
   
 MTAS (part of LKAB)
MTAS T44 number 5 switching in Narvik, Norway T44
Common in Sweden there are probably just 2 T44 switchers in Norway.

Units built: 2 for MTAS
Unit numbers: 4 - 5
Maximum allowed speed: 100 km/h (60 mph)  
Power systems: 
Diesel-electric
Usage: Narvik ore trains switching


  Detailed information on T44 and units... 
MTAS Motala-11 with ore cars, Narvik, Norway

Motala-11
A truly rare locomotive the MTAS owned Motala-11 can occasionally be seen switching ore cars when visiting Narvik.

Units built: 1 for MTAS
Unit number: 11
Maximum allowed speed: 35 km/h (22 mph)  
Power systems: 
Diesel-hydraulic
Usage: Narvik ore trains switching


  Detailed information on Motala-11 locomotive...

   
 NSB
NSB Di4 at Trondheim, Norway Class Di 4
A common diesel in Norway, but otherwise quite rare, the class Di4 can most often be seen pulling classic passenger services. Considering that that only 5 exist, it is very often pictured model!

Units for operator: 5
Unit numbers: 4.651 - 4.655
Maximum allowed speed: 140 km/h (87 Mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric
Usage: road locomotive for passenger service

  Detailed information on NSB class Di4... 

   
 Sydvaranger line / Sydvarangerbanen
  Class G1000 BB of Kirkenes–Bjørnevatnbanen


 Past and Vintage Classes

   
CargoNet Class 66 in Norway T66 of CargoNet (Past class)
CargoNet used several JT42CRWM "class 66" locomotives in the northernmost unelectrified part of rail Norwegian network.

Units for operator: 5 - 6 from 2002 until 2009
Unit numbers: 66 40x
Maximum allowed speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric
Usage: medium road locomotive


  Detailed information on Class 66 locomotives in Norway... 
   
NSB vintage class Di2 number 2842, Hönefoss, Norway Di2 of NSB
Di2 formed typical medium heavy switch locomotive class for NSB.

Units built for NSB: 54
Unit numbers: 28xx
Maximum allowed speed: 50/80 km/h (31/50 mph)  
Drive: 
diesel-hydraulic, jackshaft drive
Usage: medium switcher


  Detailed information on Class Di2 locomotives... 
NSB class 325 (V60) in Oslo, Norway

Skd225 of NSB
This locomotive model was a trial to rebuild the Di2 in Netherlands to slightly newer format. In the end Skd225 ended up being the only one of its class.

Units rebuilt from Di2 for NSB: 1 (was NSB Di2 number 854)
Unit numbers: 235
Power: 540 kW (720 hp)

Maximum allowed speed: 50/80 km/h (31/50 mph)  
Drive: 
Caterpiller powered, diesel-hydraulic, jackshaft drive
Usage: medium switcher


  Detailed information on Class Skd225 locomotive... 

Vintage Rana Gruber Ruston built switcher, Mo i Rana, Norway


Ruston Switcher of Rana Gruber
This locomotive was built by Ruston in U.K. for the purpose and in old pictures it is seen swhitching in Mo i Rana. For the time being technical documentation is yet to be found.

  More pictures on RG Ruston built switcher... 

T21 in Oslo, Norway T21 / "T" of unknown owner
4 units classified simply as "T" were built for Norwegians state Railways.

Units built for NSB: 4, (1955-58)
Unit numbers: 21 - 24
Power: 590 kW (790 hp), 170 kN
Maximum allowed speed: 50/80 km/h (31/50 mph)  
Drive: 
diesel-hydraulic, jackshaft drive
Usage: medium switcher


  Detailed information on Class T / T21 locomotives... 
   
  - - - Discuss Page at trainorders.com -

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Baneservice///

  Class MZ of Baneservice   
Baneservice MZ number 1411 in Narvik, Norway Baneservice MZ number 1411 in Narvik, Norway

Baneservice MZ number 1411 in Narvik, Norway
Baneservice MZ number 1411 in Narvik, Norway

4 production batches of class MZ diesel locomotives were built for DSB (Danish State Railways) in 1960s and 1970s to retire the last surviving steam locomotives. They saw a lot of use in both passenger and freight services of Denmark. After extensive use many of these diesels were finally sold to second hand users in Sweden and Norway.

Baneservice owns at least unit 1411 of the second batch and 5 locomotives from the batch 4. These have been rebuilt and are used for MOW trains as well as for the movements of lumber trains in Norway and Sweden.

Technical details for class MZ of Baneservice
-> Type: MZ
-> Builder: Nohab, refurbished after 2010
-> Owner and Operator: Baneservice of Norway
-> Norwegian class: MZ
-> Operated in: Sweden and Norway
-> Usage: heavy freight locomotive

-> Production dates: 1967 - 1970, 1972 - 1974, 1977
originally built for the Danish Railways (DSB) as type MZ
-> Numbers built: 61 (of types I to IV)

-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel
-> Engine: EMD 645-16 E3, batch IV 645-20 E3, both low emission models
-> Power output: 2426/2867kW (3300/3900 Hp)
-> Transmission: electric
-> Generator: EMD AR10
-> Motors: EMD D77
-> Tractive Effort: 420 kN (start)
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): -

-> Wheel arrangement: Co'Co'
-> Wheel diameter: 1016 mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 120 km/h (75 Mph)

-> gauge: 1435 mm (4'8,5'')
-> Length: 20,8 m
-> Heigth: 4,26 m
-> Width: m
-> Weight: 116,5 metric tons ( lb)
-> Max. axel weight: 23,3 metric tons

-> Train control systems: equipped for Norway and Sweden
-> Multiple operations capacity with: class
-> Couplers: Hook and chain

-> Specials/other:
-


Easy recognition
-> Huge high boxy cab narrowing at the top
-> bright green and gray with large Baneservice logo on sides
-> Seen in Sweden and Norway, maybe also in Denmark


  Pictures here are from Narvik, Norway. The Baneservice huge and dashing class MZ locomotive number 1411 was parked at the depot which is hard to spot from the surroundings but thanks to its bright colors we found it. It would appear that much more than just the paint work has been redone since the locomotive left its former owner DSB. Pictures by John McKey and Hannu Peltola.

Baneservice MZ number 1411 in Narvik, Norway Baneservice MZ number 1411 in Narvik, Norway Baneservice MZ number 1411 in Narvik, Norway Baneservice MZ number 1411 in Narvik, Norway

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Cargolink

  Class De2700 of Cargolink  
Cargolink class De2700 in Trondheim, Norway Cargolink class De2700 in Trondheim, Norway

Cargolink class De2700 number 02 in show, Norway

Cargolink class De2700 in Trondheim, Norway

  and Cargolink Mak De 2700 unit 06 is parked here at Trondheim station in the middle Norway. The stationary unit shows well all the numerous De2700 design features. Pictures by Ilkka Siissalo.

  Here the Cargolink class De2700 is shown in one of the typical demanding Norwegian conditions at the point of the auto train. Low temperatures and the flying snow can really tax the locomotives and freight cars. Picture by David Gubler.

  Another locomotive face study, here stationary next to Trondheim station. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.


The earlier life of the Cargolink De2700 have been very colorful and quite international too: The MaK (Maschinenbau Kiehl) was part of Siemens Railway Technology at the time of these locomotives were delivered. Shortly after in 1998 the company was sold to Vossloh, which builta production line based on many earlier designs, but not this diesel-electric locomotive.

NSB, the Norwegian railways needed new heavy passenger and multipurpose motive power in early 1990s due to for example aging Di3 Nohab round noses. The Di6 were delivered in 1996 and from the beginning plagued with faults. The situation escalated so bad that all locomotives were returned to their manufacturer and order terminated.

In the next phase the Di6s, now called De 2700, were taken over by railroad rolling stock leasing company Dispolok (then related to Siemens). There the 12 locomotives found their way to various operators in Germany. One, where these still can be found in NOB, or Nord-Ostsee-Bahn, which uses these locos colored similarly to Cargolink to Hamburg regional traffic.

Three locomotives found their way back to Norway in 2008 as they were already certified toi be used there. Cargolink has been using these on their autotrains and freight since.

Class De 2700 (ex. NSB Di6)

Units owned/used: 3
Unit numbers: 02, 06, 0X
Maximum allowed speed: 160 km/h (99 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric, MAK 12M282-12V
Usage: general use locomotive


Technical details for class De 2700 of Cargolink
-> Type: Di6 / De2700
-> Current class: De 2700
-> Builder: Siemens Railway Technology through then owned MAK
-> Owner and Operator: Cargolink in Norway
-> Operated in: Norway
-> Usage: auto trains and other freight

-> Production dates: 1997, originally built for the NSB
-> Numbers built: 12

-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel
-> Engine: MaK 12M282
-> Power output: 2650 kW (3550 hp)
-> Transmission: electric DC
-> Generator:
-> Motors:
-> Tractive Effort: 400 kN (start)
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): -

-> Wheel arrangement: Co'Co'
-> Wheel diameter: mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 160 km/h (99 Mph)

-> gauge: 1435 mm (4'8,5'')
-> Length: 21,0 m (68'9.2")
-> Heigth: 4,4 m (14'4.83")
-> Width: 3,0 m (9'10.11")
-> Weight: 122 metric tons (268'970 lbs)
-> Max. axel weight: 20,6 metric tons

-> Train control systems: equipped for Norway
-> Multiple operations capacity with: class
-> Couplers: Hook and chain

-> Specials/other:
-


Easy recognition
-> Bright white-blue-yellow NOB livery
-> wedged ends and smooth sides
-> no walkways on sides

       

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CargoNet

  Class 312 of CargoNet   
CargoNet class 312 in northern Norway CargoNet class 312 inn the mountains, Norway

CargoNet class 303 inn the mountains, Norway
Above

Railcare Vossloh Euro 4000 locomotive in Abisco Sweden

CargoNet has for the moment an own fleet of 6 Vossloh built Euro 4000 locomotives leased from Beacon Rail, plus it is hiring 2 units owned by Railcare, now carrying a CargoNet stickers too.

The Euro 4000 design are manufactured at Vossloh Spain so they have a distinctively wide loading gauge and are quite well designed form - albeit this depends on who is evaluating the design work. The Euro 4000 continues the long time "American style" tradition of making durable designs of heavy diesels for Nordic countries (though Euro 4000 is also at home in the heat of Spain). The EMD 710 power plant produces 3180 kW (4260 hp) to power the Co'Co' bogies under the unit, quite enough for the use in Norway and occasionally in Sweden. The units are also a lot more comfortable for their personnel than the EMD T66 (JT42CWR) "sheds" that preceded the Euro 4000.

We often see pictures of this class being used in the remote Northern part of Norway where there are no overhead wires installed yet. Since CargoNet is the NSB freight division, the trains are here for freight only.

Technical details for class 312 of CargoNet
-> Builder: Vossloh in Spain
-> Operator: CargoNet of Norway
-> Owners: Beacon Rail and Railcare
-> Usage: line freight mainly on nonelectrified sections

-> Production dates: 2006 (Railcare units), 2009 (Beacon Rail units)
-> Numbers rebuilt: 6 + 2 for the operator  
-> Seen: in Norway and Sweden
-> gauge: 1435 mm (4'8,5'')

-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel
-> Engine: EMD 710-16 G3C-U2 2 stroke diesel
-> Power output: 3180 kW (4260 Hp)
-> Transmission: electric 
-> Generator: EMD AR20 (DC)  
-> Motors: EMD D43 (DC)
-> Tractive Effort: 400 kN (89,924 lbf)
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): yes
-> other brakes: electro pneumatic, disc

-> Wheel arrangement: Co'Co'   
-> Wheel diameter:  1067 mm (3'6") as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 120 km/h (75 Mph)   

-> Length: 23,0 m 
-> Heigth: m 
-> Width:  m    
-> Weight: 123 metric tons (271'170 lbs) 
-> Max. axel weight: ~21 metric tons  

-> Train control systems: equipped for Norway and Sweden
-> Multiple operations capacity with: type
-> Couplers: Hook and chain    

-> Specials/other:  

Easy recognition
-> Huge rounded car body
-> silvery paint with some yellow visible
-> Large CargoNet logos on sides

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  Class Di8 of CargoNet

NSB Di8 number 712 hauling lumber in Oslo, Norway
CargoNet Di8 units 708 and 712 are hauling forestry train, Norway

20 Di8 road switchers were originally built for the Norwegian NSB. Modifications to make the standard model more powerful werent all successful and these locomotives suffered initially from hick ups.

Technical details for class Di8 of CargoNet
-> Type: Siemens diesel-electric road switcher
-> Builder: Siemens, Germany
-> Operators: NSB
-> Usage: road switcher

-> Production dates: 1996 - 1997
-> Numbers built: 20
-> Unit numbers: 8.701 - 8.720
-> Seen: Norway, occasionally in Sweden,
-- (now also in U.K. though not under NSB)

-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel
-> Engine: CAT 3516 DITA
-> Power output: 1570kW (2110 Hp)
-> Transmission: electric
-> Generator: Siemens
-> Motors: Siemens
-> Tractive Effort: 270 kN (60'700 lbf)
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking):

-> Wheel arrangement: Bo'Bo'
-> Wheel diameter: 1020 mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 120 km/h (75 Mph)

-> Length: 17,4 m (57'1")
-> Heigth: 4,39 m (14'4.6")
-> Width: 3,0 m (9'10")
-> Weight: 82 metric tons (180'780 lbs)
-> Max. axel weight: 21 metric tons

-> Train control systems: Norwegian
-> Multiple operations capacity with:
-> Couplers: hook and chain

-> Notes:

-- One unit wrecked in accident
-- 10 units sold to GB Railfreight

   

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  Class Skd 226 of CargoNet


CargoNet class 226 switchers Oslo, Norway
Baneservice MZ number 1411 in Narvik, Norway

Many Skd 226 / Z66s have also found their way to Norway where they work lighter switching and MOW duties.

Technical details for class Skd 226 of CargoNet
-> Type: diesel-hydraulic light switcher
-> Builder: Kalmar verkstad, Sweden
-> Operators: CargoNet
-> Usage: local switching

-> Production dates: 1971 - 1973
-> Numbers built: ~10
-> Unit numbers: 226.01 - 226.xx
-> Seen: Norway for CargoNet

-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel
-> Engine:
-> Power output: 265 kW (440 hp)
-> Transmission: hydraulic
-> Generator: -
-> Motors: -
-> Tractive Effort: kN ( lbf)
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): -

-> Wheel arrangement: B'
-> Wheel diameter: mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 41/69 km/h (25/43 Mph)

-> Length: 10,3 m
-> Heigth: m
-> Width: m
-> Weight: 33 metric tons (72'750 lbs)
-> Max. axel weight: 17 metric tons

-> Train control systems: Norwegian and Swedish ATP
-> Multiple operations capacity with: class
-> Couplers: hook and chain

-> Notes:

--

   

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Grenland Rail

  Class Skd 226 of Grenland Rail


Grenland Rail class 226 / Z66 switcher number 618,  Oslo, Norway
Grenland Rail class 226 / Z66 switcher number 618,  Oslo, Norway

Many Skd 226 / Z66s have also found their way to Norway where they work lighter switching and MOW duties.

Technical details for class Skd 226 of CargoNet
-> Type: diesel-hydraulic light switcher
-> Builder: Kalmar verkstad, Sweden
-> Operators: Grenland Rail
-> Usage: general purpose light locomotive

-> Production dates: 1971 - 1973
-> Numbers built: 1
-> Unit number: 98 76 0 226 618
-> Seen: Norway

-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel
-> Engine:
-> Power output: 265 kW (440 hp)
-> Transmission: hydraulic
-> Generator: -
-> Motors: -
-> Tractive Effort: kN ( lbf)
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): -

-> Wheel arrangement: B'
-> Wheel diameter: mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 41/69 km/h (25/43 mph)

-> Length: 10,3 m
-> Heigth: m
-> Width: m
-> Weight: 33 metric tons (72'750 lbs)
-> Max. axel weight: 17 metric tons

-> Train control systems: possibly Norwegian and Swedish ATP
-> Multiple operations capacity with: class
-> Couplers: hook and chain

-> Notes:

--

 

 

   

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MTAS of Norway (owned by LKAB)

Motala11 of MTAS

MTAS Motala-11 with ore cars, Narvik, Norway
MTAS Motala-11 with ore cars, Narvik, Norway


A truly rare locomotive the Motala-11 locomotive of MTAS can occasionally be seen switching in Narvik. The ore cars used for transporting iron pellets from Kiruna mine are sometimes used for transporting minerals (mostly pellet raw materials) from Narvik harbor to the mines.


Technical details for Motala-11
-> Type: unknown Motala type, heavy switcher for the time of building
-> Builder: Motyala Verkstad
-> Operators: MTAS, the LKAB Norwegian daughter company
-> Usage: switching work for ore cars on nonelectrified sidings

-> Production dates: 1966
-> Numbers built: 1 for the MTAS

-> Seen: only Narvik

-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel
-> Engine: Caterpillar 3508 DITA, built in 2000s
-> Power output: 746kW (1000 Hp)
-> Transmission: hydraulic
-> Generator: -
-> Motors: -
-> Tractive Effort: 290 kN (65'200 lbf)
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): na

-> Wheel arrangement: D
-> Wheel diameter: 975 mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 35 km/h (22 Mph)

-> Length: 10,65 m
-> Heigth: m
-> Width: m
-> Weight: 100 metric tons (639'350 lbs)
-> Max. axel weight: 25 metric tons

-> Train control systems: unknown, if any
-> Multiple operations capacity with: -
-> Couplers: SA3, hook and chain can be used with adapter

-> Notes:


Easy recognition guide
-> Nothing like this exist elsewhere, not in Narvik either besides this unique locomotive.
-> This unit looks a lot smaller than you would imagine (compare it to the ore car next to it) and the engineer and crew accommodations are very cramped so it is likely that they rather use the T44 when it is available.
-> Still, look for this when in Narvik, see the loading / unloading areas, station and the docks to find it.

   

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T44 of MTAS

MTAS T44 number 5 switching in Narvik, Norway

MTAS T44 number 5 switching in Narvik, Norway


The T44 road switcher was earlier very common in Sweden, but probably just 2 units are in active roster in Norway. These serve the Narvik harbor ore and mineral shipments for the mother company LKAB.



Technical details for T44
-> Type: T44
-> Builder: Kalmar Verkstad and Nohab
-> Operators: Green Cargo of Sweden, MTAB (part of LKAB), MTAS (part of LKAB) (Nor), TGOJ (now part of GC), Israel Railways
-> Usage: switching work and multipurpose locomotive

-> Production dates: 1968 - 1987
-> Numbers built: 2 for the MTAS

-> Seen: the Swedish and Norwegian railroad networks on serious switching
work and some freight operations. Israel.

-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel
-> Engine: EMD 645E-12 (12 cylinder 645 series 2 stroke)
-> Power output: 1235kW (1680 Hp)
-> Transmission: electric
-> Generator: EMD D25L
-> Motors: EMD D77
-> Tractive Effort: 220 kN
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): na

-> Wheel arrangement: Bo'Bo'
-> Wheel diameter: 1015 mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 100 km/h (62 Mph)

-> Length: 15,4 m
-> Heigth: 4,3 m
-> Width: 3,16 m
-> Weight: 86 metric tons ( lb)
-> Max. axel weight: ~19 metric tons

-> Train control systems: unknown
-> Multiple operations capacity with: T44, Td,
-> Couplers: SA3, hook and chain can be used with adapter

-> Notes:


Easy recognition guide:
-> One of the units is painted red and the other light blue
-> Both have well visible MTAS painted on their cabin sides

   

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NSB

  Class Di4 of NSB

NSB Di4 at Trondheim, NorwayNSB Di4 in Bodö Norway

A modified build for the Norwegian environment, the class Di4 can most often be seen pulling classic passenger services. Considering that only 5 exist, it is a very often pictured model!


Technical details for class Di4 of NSB
-> Type: Henschel diesel-electric loco
-> Builder: Henschel at Kassel, Germany
-> Operators: NSB
-> Usage: heavy road locomotive for passenger service

-> Production dates: 1981
-> Numbers built: 5
-> Unit numbers: 4.651 - 4.655
-> Seen: Norway, mostly unelectrified stretches

-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel
-> Engine: EMD 645E-16 (16 cylinder 645 series 2 stroke)
-> Power output: 2450kW (3290 Hp)
-> Transmission: electric
-> Generator: EMD
-> Motors: EMD
-> Tractive Effort: 360 kN (81'000 lbf)
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): na

-> Wheel arrangement: Co'Co'
-> Wheel diameter: 1100 mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 140 km/h (87 Mph)

-> Length: 20,8 m
-> Heigth: 4,35 m
-> Width: m
-> Weight: 113,6 metric tons (250'450 lbs)
-> Max. axel weight: slightly over 19 metric tons

-> Train control systems: Norwegian
-> Multiple operations capacity with: Di3, Di4
-> Couplers: hook and chain

-> Notes:

NSB Di4 in Bodö Norway  

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Railcare

  Class T68 / Euro4000 of Railcare

Railcare Vossloh Euro 4000 locomotive in Abisco SwedenRailcare Euro 4000 in Oslo, NorwayRailcare Euro 4000 in Oslo, Norway

Railcare in one of the operators taking care of the Swedish and Norwegian rail networks, but also occasional freight hauling. Most often, if you find this unit moving, it can be seen at the tip of the heavy MOW (Maintenance Of the Way) equipment. On the left, this locomotive was spotted in Abisko when during the Malmbanan total rebuilding in 2009. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

T68/Euro4000 is a rare sight even in Sweden, but maybe more common in the future. The loading gauge of Sweden allows the use of this latest design from the Spain, where this state of the art locomotive type is used in daily traffic to haul heavy intermodal freight trains. The Euro 4000 is also an interesting design for the builder Vossloh. Most of the other locomotive lines of the manufacturer are diesel-hydraulic. Also Most of the diesel-hydraulic locos will be long gone when this diesel-electric unit 901 is still at work 50 years from now. Look at the types Td, T44, TMY, TMX, all diesel-electric, old, and still well at work for a long time to the future!

Technical details for class T68 of Railcare
-> Type: Euro 4000
-> Swedish class: T68    
-> Builder: Vossloh in Spain
-> Operators: Railcare
-> Usage: heavy multipurpose locomotive

-> Production dates: 2008 - 2009 
-> Numbers built: 2 for Railcare, road numbers 901 - 902   

-> Seen:  Sweden and Norway (in the Nordic)   

-> Energy Source:  Diesel fuel
-> Engine: EMD 710-16 G3C-T2 (low emission) 
-> Power output: 3178kW (4320 Hp)
-> Transmission: electric 
-> Generator: EMD AR20     
-> Motors: EMD D43TRC 
-> Tractive Effort: 400 kN 
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): 140 kN 

-> Wheel arrangement: Co'Co'  (6 powered axles)  
-> Wheel diameter: 1065 mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 120 km/h (75 Mph)   

-> Gauge: 1435 mm (4' 8,5")
-> Length: 23,0 m 
-> Heigth:  m   
-> Width:  m      
-> Weight: 123 metric tons ( lb) 
-> Max. axel weight: 21 metric tons  

-> Train control systems: equipped for Sweden and Norway
-> Multiple operations capacity with: 
-> Couplers: Hook and chain    

-> Specials/other:
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Railcare Euro 4000 in Oslo, Norway  

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