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4rail.net - Diesel Locomotives in Sweden
Swedish diesel and diesel hybrid locomotives and their operators. New and old. Pictures of different variants.
Created for 4rail.net by John McKey, Ilkka Siissalo and Andreas Ehnberg. Pictures by Stanislav Voronin, Ilkka Siissalo, Hannu Peltola, Andreas Ehnberg and John McKey.




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Welcome to the Diesel Locomotives Page of Sweden! This page covers now many of the types in use and will ultimately have almost all the types in use, the rare old ones as well as the most modern ones. Below you will find all the types in use and given some time also their technical details. There are also pages for the Electric Locomotives, Electric and Diesel Multiple Units and MOV Equipment.  

CargoNet: Class 312 * T66 *
Green Cargo Classes: * T43 * T44 * Td * TMZ *
Gävle Järnvägsteknik AB: Z67 *
HectorRail: *
MTAB (LKAB): T46 * T46-2 *
Railcare: T68 *
TågAB: T43 *
Other Operators: TMY / TMYM * TMZ *

By class: Z67 version 3 * Z70 *
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Road Locomotives * Road Switchers * Lighter Switchers and Locotractors * Vintage Diesel Locomotives *
 3 Most Commonly Seen Diesel Locomotives
Green Cargo Td number 406 in Gävle, Sweden

Class Td of Green Cargo
Class Td were built of Green Cargo extensive T44 fleet. Modernized and prime mower changed to MTU RV 4000 R43 Tds are seen around the network in just about any road switching assignment. With Green Cargo newest colors these are very easy recognize. (look for large green cargo text on the longer hood)



Green Cargo T44 number 352 in Kiruna Sweden Class T44 of Green Cargo
Still often seen (after part of the fleet was rebuilt) T44s are now being used by a number of operators in switching and road switching duties. Many still wear the old Green Cargo, old SJ or TGOJ theme colors.


Tågåkeriet i Bergslagen TMY number 102 in Hallsberg, Sweden Various Nohab Diesel Locomotives
Nohab was one of major locomotive buiders of past in Sweden. So it seems just that so many Tmy, Tmy-m, Tmx and Tmz heavy diesel locomotives remain today in service. Their prime mowers are often still the old EMD 567s or 645s. Locomotive operators have by 2015 changed to second or third hand ones.
 Arlanda Express
Arlanda Express Z66 number 619 at depot near Arlanda, Sweden Class Z66 of Arland Express
A unique sample in the Z66 fleet this locomotive serves the needs of the Arland Express EMU fleet in and around Arlanda.

Units for operator: 1
Unit numbers
: 619
Maximum allowed speed
: 41/69 km/h (25/43 mph)
Drive: Diesel-hydraulic, 95 kN
Usage: switcher
for the AE EMUs


  Detailed information on class Z66... 
 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, leased from Beacon Rail
Unit numbers: 312 001 - 312 006
Maximum allowed speed
: 120 km/h (75 Mph)  
Drive
: Diesel electric, 3178 kW (4260 hp), 400 kN
Usage
: heavy road locomotive


  Detailed information on CN class 312... 


Railcare Vossloh Euro 4000 locomotive in Abisco Sweden CN Class 312 (Vossloh Euro 4000)
2 of the Euro4000s calssified as Swedish T68 are on long term lease from Railcare.

Units for operator: 2, leased from Railcare
Unit numbers: T68.901 and T68.902
Maximum allowed speed
: 120 km/h (75 Mph)  
Drive
: Diesel electric, 3178 kW (4260 hp), 400 kN
Usage
: heavy road locomotive


  Detailed information on CN class T68... 
 Green Cargo
GC Td number 361 is switching at the Luleå old harbor, Sweden Td
More and more T44 locos are refurbished to Td and appearing especially in the larger yards of northern Sweden.

Units built: refurbished max. 100    
Unit numbers: original
Maximum allowed speed: 100 km/h (60 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric
Usage: road switcher


  Detailed information on class Td... 
Remote switching at Tomteboda, Stockholm, Sweden T44
T44 is a common rugged road switcher used by Green Cargo of Sweden. There are also units with bluish paint.

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... 
SJ Green Cargo T43 number 246 in Stockholm Västra T43
T43 was the powerful generic road switcher before the T44. Now the units will slowly be phased out.

Units built: 50    
Unit numbers: 2xx
Maximum allowed speed: 90 km/h (56 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric (EMD)
Usage: road switcher


  Detailed information on class T43... 
Green Cargo TMZ number 1410 in TGOJ colors, Kristinehamn, Sweden TMZ
The class TMZ are ex. DSB MZ units that TGOJ merged to Green Cargo owned. These units are being phased out.

Units built: 61 of 4 subtypes to DSB   
Unit numbers: 14xx
Maximum allowed speed: 143 km/h (89 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric, EMD 16-645E3 EMD
Usage: multipurpose heavy diesel


  Detailed information on class TMZ... 
Green Cargo V10 number 704, Kristinehamn, Sweden V10
Two locomotives of the class V10 have just been sold to StoraEnso so that will be the new home for these light switchers.

Units built: 4 to Swedish TGOJ > Green Cargo    
Unit numbers: 701-704
Maximum allowed speed: 37 km/h (23 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-hydraulic, C' (in picture missing axle)
Usage: light switcher


  Detailed information on class V10... 
Green Cargo V5 number 161, Enköping, Sweden
V5
Built by Henschel in Germany in late 1970s the V5 is the more powerful variant of the two three axle switchers of Green Cargo.

Units built: 40   
Unit numbers: 150 - 189
Maximum allowed speed: 40/70 km/h (25/43 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-hydraulic
Usage: rail yard switcher and hump engine


  Detailed information on GC class V5... 
Green Cargo V4 number 141 switching in Kiruna, Sweden V4
Incredibly commonly seen in northern Sweden, despite the low numbers built, the class V4 is sometimes used for serious switching work.

Units built: 10, now GC owned 3   
Unit numbers: 140, 141, 145
Maximum allowed speed: 40/70 km/h (25/43 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-hydraulic
Usage: rail yard switcher


  Detailed information on GC class V4... 
Green Cargo Z70 number 736 in Gällivare, Sweden Z70
Old timer still seen at work sometimes this little switcher was earlier found commonly on many smaller stations. Rebuilt from Z65.

Units rebuilt: 50 at Kalmar in 1990-2
Unit numbers: series 700
Maximum allowed speed: 70 km/h (43 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-hydraulic
Usage: light yard switcher


  Detailed information on GC class Z70... 
  Z67
   
 Euromaint
Euromaint V4 in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden V4
One of the V4 is owned by Euromaint for use in Hagalund yard in Stockholm.

Units built: 10, now EM owned 1   
Unit numbers: 146
Maximum allowed speed: 40/70 km/h (25/43 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-hydraulic
Usage: rail yard switcher


  Detailed information on EM class V4... 
   
 Gävle Järnvägsteknik
GJT Z67 at Abisco Östra, Sweden Class Z67-3
Z67 is a commonly seen light switcher locomotive for rail yard operations.

Units rebuilt: 12, one for GJT    
Unit numbers for GJT: 002
Maximum allowed speed: 70 km/h (43 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-hydraulic (Voith)
Usage: light local switcher


   Detailed information on class Z67-3... 
   
 HectorRail
HectorRail class 921 loco 001 in Gävle, Sweden Class 921 (ex. Z70)
Rebuilt from Z65 a few Z70s have migrated to HectorRail, where they are known as class 921.

Units rebuilt: 50 at Kalmar in 1990-2, HR 2 units
Unit numbers: 921 001 "Jake" and 002 "Elwood"
Maximum allowed speed: 70 km/h (43 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-hydraulic, 333 kw (445 hp)
Usage: light yard switcher


  Detailed information on HR class 921... 
   
 MTAB (Malmtrafik AB) / LKAB (Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolaget)
MTAB T46-2 in the Kiruna, Sweden T46-2
T46-2 is a rebuilt T46 for today's requirements. Three or four will be built for their operator MTAB.

Units built: 3    
Unit numbers: 1 - 3
Maximum allowed speed: 100 km/h (60 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric
Usage: heavy local switcher


  Detailed information on class T46-2... 

MTAB T46-3 in the Kiruna, Sweden T46
Only 4 units were built for heavy switching of ore cars forLKAB in the Swedish north.

Units built: 4, 0 remaining unrefurbished    
Unit numbers: 1 - 4
Maximum allowed speed: 100 km/h (60 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric
Usage: heavy local switcher


  Detailed information on class T46... 
Railcare Vossloh Euro 4000 locomotive in Abisco Sweden TMZ
Stilll going strong there is a relative large number (27) of ex. DsB Danish Mz units in Sweden.

Units imported: 1 for MTAB    
Unit numbers: TMZ 1413
Maximum allowed speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric
Usage: heavy general locomotive


  Detailed information on MTAB class TMZ... 
   
 Railcare (now part of Captrain)
Railcare Vossloh Euro 4000 locomotive in Abisco Sweden T68 (Vossloh Euro 4000)
Railcare T68 locomotives are now on hire at CargoNet but this is what they look like when in their own use.

Units built: 2 (now 1 on hire at CargoNet)  
Unit numbers: 68.901 and 68.902
Maximum allowed speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric
Usage: heavy general road locomotive


  Detailed information on class T68... 
   
 SSAB
SSAB #521 switching in Luleå, Sweden Class Falun Vo1
One of the most unusual switcher can be found on Malmbana in Luleå.

Units in Sweden: 1, built in 1960
Unit number: 521
Maximum allowed speed: 50 km/h (31 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-electric
Usage: heavy switcher for the time period


  Detailed information on class Vo1... 
   
 STT - Svensk Tågkraft
Svensk Tågkraft Tmx at Hallsberg, Sweden Class TMX
Railcare TMX locomotives are the most common (besides the TMZ) used road diesel found in the Nordic these days.

Units in Sweden: ~15, built for DSB in 1960s
Unit numbers: 10x and 10xx series
Maximum allowed speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-electric
Usage: heavy general road locomotive


  Detailed information on class TMX... 
Tågkraft TMY M number 1111 i Solna Sverige Class TMYM
This is one of the few TMYs having been reengined, thus the additional M in classification.

Units for Tågkraft: 1 reengined
Unit number: 1111
Maximum allowed speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric, Cummins powered
Usage: heavy freight road locomotive



  Detailed information on class TMYM... 
   
 Three-T (part of Railcare and Captrain)
Three-T Tmz number 1405 in Kristinehamn, Sweden Class TMZ
One Three-T colored huge class Tmz locomotive also exists.

Units for Three-T: 1, building batch 1 of the 4    
Unit numbers: TMZ 1405
Maximum allowed speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric
Usage: heavy general locomotive


  Detailed information on Three-T class TMZ... 
Three-T T43 in Kiruna, Sweden Class T43
One powerful T43 road switcher locomotive can also be found at Three-T.

Units for Three-T: 1    
Unit numbers: 250
Maximum allowed speed: 90 km/h (56 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric (EMD)
Usage: road switcher


  Detailed information on class T43... 
Three-T T344 in Kiruna depot area, Sweden Class T334
Only of its kind this Three-T switcher / road switcher in Sweden this is really hard to spot.

Units for Three-T: 1, built in 1961 (or 1969 according to some sources)    
Unit numbers: 0893
Maximum allowed speed: 30/60 km/h(18,5/37mph)
Drive: 
Diesel-hydraulic
Usage: light road switcher locomotive


  Detailed information on Three-T class T-334... 
   
 Tåg AB
Tåg AB T43 number 107 in Kristinehamn, Sweden Class T43
T43 was the powerful generic road switcher built on mostly American technology before the T44.

Units for TågAB: several    
Unit numbers: 1xx
Maximum allowed speed: 90 km/h (56 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric (EMD)
Usage: road switcher


  Detailed information on class T43... 
Tåg AB Tmz number 109 in Kristinehamn, Sweden Class TMZ
TågAB has several second hand Tmz locomotives in active use. Locos are kept in prima shape.

Units for operator: several    
Unit numbers: 109, ...
Maximum allowed speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric
Usage: heavy general locomotive


  Detailed information on TågAB class TMZ... 

TågAB TMY number 105 in Great Northern colors in Kristinehamn, Sweden Class TMY
One of the most successful classes of the early dieselization the Danish DSB class MY locomotives replaced steam locomotion. After several decades of use the round nosed work horses found their new homes in various duties mostly in Sweden and Norway, but some also in Germany. TågAB is the biggest user of these locos with its state of the art locomotive serivces which keep the Swedish class TMY in a tip top shape. (You simply add a T (for a large diesel) in front of the classification to change from Denmark to sweden).

Units for TågAB: around dozen
Unit numbers: 101 -
Maximum allowed speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel electric, EMD 16-567
Usage: heavy freight road locomotive



  Detailed information on class TMY... 
Tågåkeriet i Bergslagen TMY number 102 in Hallsberg, Sweden
Tåg AB Z70 number 730 in Kristinehamn, Sweden Class Z70
Rebuilt from Z65 many of these oldtimers are occasionally seen working due to professional maintenance of TågAB.

Units rebuilt: 50 at Kalmar in 1990-2
Unit numbers: series 700
Maximum allowed speed: 70 km/h (43 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-hydraulic
Usage: light yard switcher


  Detailed information on TågAB class Z70... 
Tåg AB Z67 number 207 with logcars in Hallsberg, Sweden Class Z67-3
Z67 is a commonly seen light switcher locomotive for railyard operations.

Units rebuilt: 12, one used by TågAB    
Unit numbers for TågAB: 207
Maximum allowed speed: 70 km/h (43 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-hydraulic (Voith)
Usage: light local switcher


  Detailed information on class Z67-3... 
Tåg AB Z65 numbers 203 and 204 in Kristinehamn, Sweden Class Z65
Z65 was built with Rolls Royce or Cummins engines instead of the more usual Scania. TågAb uses and hires many surviving units for lighter switching.

Units: 5 for use of TågAB    
Unit numbers for TågAB: 202-204, 208, 211
Maximum allowed speed: 60 km/h (37 mph)  
Drive: 
hydraulic
Usage: light local switcher


  Detailed information on class Z65... 
Tåg AB Z number 210 in Kristinehamn, Sweden Class Z
TågAB has several Z locotractors for its use. This is a truly cool contraption!

Units rebuilt: several
Unit numbers 210, ...
Maximum allowed speed: 20 km/h (12 mph)  
Drive: 
Diesel-hydraulic, originally Fordson box
Usage: mowing big diesels in Kristinehamn


  Detailed information on class Z... 
Tåg AB Zö number 209 in Kristinehamn, Sweden Class Zö
Another unique locotractor for TågAB is class Zö, used for switching the EMUs in Kristinehamn.

Units built: one for TågAB, in 1981
Unit numbers 209
Maximum allowed speed: 20 km/h? (12 mph?)  
Drive: 
Diesel-hydraulic
Usage: mowing EMUs in Kristinehamn


  Detailed information on class Zö... 
   
 Vossloh Locoworks
 664 in Örebro, Sweden Type MB10N
Unique in Sweden this loco serves the Vossloh works in Örebro center.

Units: one
Unit number: 664
Maximum allowed speed: 30 km/h (19 mph)  
Drive: 
Deutz F12L714, diesel-hydraulic, Voith L 203 gear box, 120 kN
Usage: switching at Vossloh works in Örebro


  Detailed information on type MN10N... 
   

 

Remote switching at Tomteboda, Stockholm, Sweden
Picture above: The Green Cargo Class T44 number is switching at Tomtebo. The engineer is operating the loco "remotely" from it's front walkway and the crew is chatting with the neighboring T44 crew while both of the engines are preparing the freight for the afternoon. Tomtebo in English means "the house of elves" and is a home for a huge postal sorting center plus a busy small railroad yard right next to it. Picture by Hannu Peltola.

While refurbishing lasts we have preserved the old page...

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Road Locomotives

  Vossloh Espana (now Stadler Rail) Euro4000: Norwegian Class 312 of CargoNet, Swedish Class T68 of Railcare    
CargoNet class 312 in northern Norway CargoNet class 312 inn the mountains, Norway


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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 carbody
-> silvery paint with some yellow visible
-> Large CargoNet logos on sides

The latest expansion for the Euro 4000 fleet of CargoNet will be taking over the mining operations transports in Mo i Rana, Norway in September 2014.

       and     On the 650 meters / 1700 feet high plateau on the Norwegian mountains the class 312 of CargoNet plows its way through flying snow with an intermodal in tow. The summer, meaning temperatures above freezing, lasts here only for 3 - 4 mopnths after which the conditions are again snowy and extremely windy. No wonder no plants can survive here. Pictures by David Gubler.

     Here the snowy CargoNet Euro 4000 loco #003 is seen in Bolna, Norway. Picture by David Gubler.

    One of the current lease fleet Railcare has hired its two locomotives for use at CargoNet. This picture also gives an excellent study for the Vossloh Euro 4000 / Swedish class T68 / Norwegian class 312 study. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

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Road Switchers

  Class Td of Green Cargo   
GC Td number 361 is switching at the Luleå old harbor, Sweden GC Td number 361 is switching at the Luleå old harbor, Sweden
  and  brand new from refurbishing the Green Cargo Td number 361 is working remotedly while doing switching at the Luleå very crowded old freight yard. Pictures by Hannu Peltola.

This is currently the most numerous diesel locomotive class you are to see in Sweden. The Td locomotives for the Green Cargo are rebuilt from the T44 locomotives by Bombardier. As with any diesel locomotive, many T44s were finally worn out and in the need for total rebuilding. Bombardier rebuilt the units thoroughly, strengthening their structure and applying computerized controls. Probably the easiest way to distinguish between the two models is the running lights, see the difference above and below. Once you start looking there is a great number of smaller and larger differences, including the large smoke stack on the rebuilt units longer hood. And of course the reapplied attractive Burlington Northern colored paint. As with any rebuilding programs, there has been extra work found by Bombardier compared with the estimates.

Technical details for class Td of Green Cargo
-> Builder: originally Kalmar Verkstad and Nohab, totally rebuilt
      by Bombardier in Randers, Denmark   
-> Operator: Green Cargo of Sweden
-> Usage:  switching work / multipurpose locomotive    
   
-> Production dates: 1968 - 1987, rebuilding ongoing 2009 - 2012  
-> Numbers rebuilt: ~100 
   
-> Seen:  the Swedish networks on serious switching work and some
     freight operations. You will see these locos just about anywhere you go!      
    
-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel
-> Engine: 4 stroke MTU RV 4000 R43 diesel, provides considerable fuel savings
-> Power output: 1350kW (1835 Hp)
-> Transmission: electric 
-> Generator: Lechmotor SDV 87.37-12   
-> 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: 4,4 m 
-> Width: 3,2 m    
-> Weight: 86 metric tons ( lb) 
-> Max. axel weight: ~19 metric tons  
   
-> Train control systems: equipped for Sweden
-> Multiple operations capacity with: Td, T44, Rd2
-> Couplers: Hook and chain    
         
-> Specials/other:  

Easy recognition
-> T44 carbody, but green with "green cargo" with large letters at sides
-> Red rectangular marks at the ends
-> Large single smoke stack on the longer hood cab side
-> four lamps on the upper headlights, the old model has three

SJ Green Cargo Td number 416in Stockholm Tomteboda
  an early production unit of Green Cargo class Td number 416 is here seen in tow at Tomteboda yard in Stockholm. It was on the way westwards, possibly to Bombardier Randers plant in Denmark for further development. Trailing it was another T44, maybe one of the units to be upgreded to class Td. Leading power Green Cargo electric Rc3. Picture by Hannu Peltola.
A brand new rebuilt Green Cargo TD number 409, Sweden
Above a more finished class Td diesel locomotive number 409 a year later ready for assignments at Green cargo busy freight operations in Sweden. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

   

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  Class T44 of Green Cargo   

Remote switching at Tomteboda, Stockholm, Sweden
Picture above: The Green Cargo Class T44 number is switching at Tomtebo. The engineer is operating the loco "remotely" from it's front walkway and the crew is chatting with the neighboring T44 crew while both of the engines are preparing the freight for the afternoon. Tomtebo in English means "the house of elves" and is a home for a huge postal sorting center plus a busy small railroad yard right next to it. Picture by Hannu Peltola.

The T44s of the freight operator Green Cargo can be found on most any serious switching work in Sweden. With its power and remote control abilities moving cars around rail yards is easy and efficient for this heavy switcher. The unit 321 is seen this time at Värtahamnen in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The T44 visits the harbor in the morning to move the cars for the Rc electric engine to take them a little further to the classification yard in Tomtebo. Picture by John McKey. SJ Green Cargo T44 number 321 in Stockholm Värtahamnen

The T44 locomotive number 352 below is doing remote controlled (by the driver in front of the locomotive) switching at the mining community of Kiruna, in the Sweden's north. As you can see, it can be quite chilly in the north even during the summer. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.  
Green Cargo T44 number 352 in Kiruna Sweden

Freight over fields behind a T44 number 383 in Varberg, Sweden
Even a blue variation of the T44 exist. Here a blue unit is seen hauling a local freight at Varberg in the middle Sweden. Picture by Nick Slocombe.

The class T44 have long been the backbone of the Green Cargo switching and road switching work. These diesel-electrics are both capable of handling just about any normal switching and road switching work and their numbers are still large enough for availability in most places. This class has seen a lot of action and many units haver now been rebuilt by Bombardier in Denmark to class Td.

The color schemes for the T44s are much varied, with some blue, green and red units existing in mixtures. Also different shades of colors used are common once you start looking carefully. For the future most will receive the Green Cargo latest green scheme at the same time with the total refurbishing and upgrades.


Technical details for class T44 of Green Cargo
-> 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: 123, there has recently been a rebuilding program with 62 units for the type rebuilt to class Td.  
   
-> Seen:  the Swedish and Norwegian railroad networks on serious switching work and some freight operations. Also used in 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): not available
     
-> 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 (189'600 lbs) 
-> Axle weight: ~21 metric tons  
   
-> Train control systems: equipped for Sweden
-> Multiple operations capacity with: T44, Td,
-> Couplers: Hook and chain, Green Cargo Nortland Resources production units are equipped with SA3 at both ends     
         
-> Notes:
     - Many of the units are equipped with the remote radio control systems

     - 62 of the class have been built to class Td. It is unlikely, more will follow
      because of the costs.

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  Class T43 of Green Cargo and other operators    

SJ Green Cargo T43 number 246 in Stockholm Västra
Picture above: Still in the distinctive TGOJ color scheme, the GC T43 246 is working at the Västra Yard, in the Southern Stockholm. Picture by Hannu Peltola.

Picture below: The T43 number 250 is used to move the heavy work train on the Malmbanan maintenance in the Sweden's north. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

Another road switcher looking fleet of Sweden and Norway is formed by tens of often colorful T43 locomotives. After Green Cargo slowly retired these, they were acquired, rebuilt and taken into use by a dozen operators. Some still might wear SJ or TGOJ colors today, with new owners letters or sticker.

The T43 was for long another common locomotive to be seen besides the newer T44. Now the T43 at least for Green Cargo (including the units of ex. TGOJ like in picture) have been phased out. Green Cargos wish to have fewer locomotive types was understandable and the T43s had by 2011 reached already a pretty long lifecycle.

Technical details for Swedish class T43
-> Type: medium diesel road switcher
-> Class:  Swedish T43   
-> Usage: Local and road switching work, occasional road duties, MOW duties
-> Builder: Nohab (Nydqvist & Holm AB)
-> Production dates: 1961 - 1963
-> Operators: Hector Rail, Infranord, STT, TGOJ, TXL Logistik, Tågab (one of the fleet is U.S. Great Northern painted)   

-> Numbers built: 50
-> Numbers in use: tens
-> Seen: around the Swedish networks

-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel
-> Engine:
-- EMD 567D1-12 (12 cylinder 567 series 2 stroke)
-- some reengined
-> Power output: 1065kW (1448 Hp)
-> Transmission: electric 
-> Generator: Asea LJD138    
-> Track motors: Asea LJB 76
-> Tractive Effort: 210 kN (49'240)  
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): not available

-> Wheel arrangement: Bo'Bo'   
-> Wheel diameter: 1030 mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 90 km/h (56 Mph)   

-> Length: 14,2 m 
-> Heigth: m   
-> Width: m      
-> Weight: 72 metric tons (79.4 U.S. short tons, 158'750 lbs) 
-> Axle weight: 18 metric tons  

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

-> Notes:
-- The class was phased out from the Green Cargo roster and immediately found use for other railroads.
-- Current roster is exceptionally colorful


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  Class V5 of Green Cargo   

Green Cargo V5 number 161 switching in Enköping, Sweden
Green Cargo V5 number 161 switching in Enköping, Sweden
Green Cargo V5 number 161 switching in Enköping, Sweden

Built by Henschel in Germany in late 1970s the V5 is the more powerful variant of the two three axle switchers for Green Cargo (the other one being V4).

The V5 unist are spread around Sweden, so this would be an easy target to spot on anyt relatively busy medium rail yard of Green Cargo.

Technical details for class V5 of Green Cargo
-> Type: 3 axle light diesel switcher
-> Swedish class: V5    
-> Builder: Henschel und Sohn GmbH
-> Operator: Green Cargo of Sweden
-> Unit numbers: 150 - 189
-> Usage: switching work, even humping

-> Production dates: 1975 - 1978 to replace the aging class V3
-> Numbers built: 40
-> Seen: Swedish rail networks

-> Energy Source:  Diesel fuel
-> Engine: Deutz BF8M1815C
-> Power output: 380 kW (510 hp)
-> Transmission: hydraulic, Voith L4r4sU2 gear box
-> Generator: -    
-> Track motors: -
-> Tractive Effort: 140 kN (31'475 lbf)
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): not available

-> Wheel arrangement: C   
-> Wheel diameter:  980 mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 40/70 km/h (25/43 mph)   

-> Length: 10,6 m 
-> Heigth: m   
-> Width: m      
-> Weight: 48 metric tons (105'800 lbs) 
-> Axle weight: 16 metric tons  

-> Train control systems: equipped for Sweden
-> Multiple operations capacity with: type, up to three locos
-> Couplers: Hook and screw    

-> Notes:
-- some units are painted red, some to bluish colors
-- all units can be used remote controlled
-- some units might have semiautomatic coupler for switching work



  In all pictures on the left V5 is being used for humping in Enköping.

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MTAB of LKAB

  Class T46-2 of MTAB

MTAB T46-2 in the Kiruna, Sweden
MTAB T46-2 in the Kiruna, Sweden
MTAB T46-2 in the Kiruna, Sweden

Monsters of the North, the newly rebuilt MTAB T46-2 locomotives can handle even the heaviest assignments at LKAB mines. The power was much boosted in the rebuilding via the main engine switch to modern one, but the same weight and the same 6 axles are still pushing and pulling the long rakes of ore carriers. The ergonomics and usability of the locos are now a lightyear ahead of waht they originally were.

The first to be rebuilt a few years ago was number 2 but this prototype builder unfortunately ended up to bankruptcy. Other 3 sister locomotives were only rebuilt in 2012 - 2013.


Technical details for class T46-2 of MTAB

-> Type:  T46-2 (rebuilt from T46 number 2)    
-> Usage: Switching heavy ore trains at mines in northern Sweden
-> Builder: Nohab > rebuilding by Svensk Tågteknik and Euromaint
-> Production dates: 1973 - 1974, unit 2 rebuilt 2007 - 2010, others in 2012 - 2013
-> Operator: MTAB

-> Numbers rebuilt: 3

-> Seen: in Kiruna, northern Sweden

-> Energy Source:  Diesel fuel
-> Engine: Cummins QSK50L
-> Power output:
-> Transmission: electric 
-> Generator:     
-> Motors: Asea LJB 76
-> Tractive Effort: 450 kN !
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking):

-> Wheel arrangement: Co'Co'   
-> Wheel diameter:   mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 100 km/h (60 Mph)   

-> Length: 18,54 m 
-> Heigth: m   
-> Width: m      
-> Weight: 157 metric tons ( lb) 
-> Max. axel weight: 26,1 metric tons  

-> Train control systems:
-> Multiple operations capacity with:
-> Couplers:
-- SA3 semi automatic heavy duty coupler
-- semi automatic hook and chain coupler

-> Notes:
--> More T46 units need to be rebuilt or MTAB will have to buy another type of heavy switcher for its use.


   
,   and  T46-2 unit 2 is mowing the Kiruna Wagon built Fammoor 050 cars in the LKAB Kiruna mines old departures yard to form trains for the IORE road locomotives seen in the background. It looks like the T46-2 has no problem waht so ever doing this heavy duty switching. Pictures by John McKey.




   
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Railcare (Captrain)

  Class T68 / Euro4000 of Railcare / Captrain

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

Voosloh spain built Euro 4000 can today be found in several European countries. One of the first units built were the Swedish class T68 number 901 and 902. Railcare takes care of the Swedish and Norwegian rail networks, but also occasionally handles freight. Most often, if you earlier found this unit moving, it could 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 for the moment a rare sight even in Sweden, but maybe more common in the future. The loading gauge of Sweden allows the use of locomotive this magnitude well. In Norway Euro 4000 locomotives, now also the Railcare owned units, are used in daily traffic to haul heavy intermodal freight trains. From September 2014 duties will also include ore trains in Mo i Rana.

The Euro 4000 is also an interesting design for the builder Vossloh. Most of the other locomotive lines of the manufacturer are diesel-hydraulic. 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!And all these are based on tried and proven robust EMD American techonology inside the engine room.


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Technical details for class T68 of Railcare
-> Type: Euro 4000, heavy diesel multipurpose locomotive
-> Swedish class: T68 
-> Norwegian classification: 312    
-> Builder: Vossloh in Spain
-> Operator: Railcare
-> Usage: MOW and intermodal, ore trains
   
-> 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  (89'920 lbf)
-> 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:  2,9 m      
-> Weight: 124 metric tons (273'375 lbs) 
-> Max. axel weight: 21 metric tons  
   
-> Train control systems: ATC equipped for Sweden and Norway
-> Multiple operations capacity with: 
-> Couplers: Hook and chain    
         
-> Specials/other:
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Tmz and Mz

  Class TMZ / Mx of Nohab

Railcare Vossloh Euro 4000 locomotive in Abisco Sweden
STT TMZ number 1413 in Kiruna, Sweden

STT TMZ number 1413 in Kiruna, Sweden
STT TMZ number 1413 in Kiruna, Sweden

Swedish class Tmz is the most numerous of the surviving Nohab heavy diesel road locomotives. 26 units of class MZ were built for DSB (Danish State Railways) in 1960s and 1970s to retire the last surviving steam locomotives. After extensive use most of these locomotives were sold to second hand users in Sweden and Norway. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo 2009.

Looks like MTAB is using one unit for its ore switching operations and other services around Malmbana. Below left on the rainy day the T46 had had a fire in Svappavaara and TMZ 1413 was running for mine there to save the day for the heavy mining operations.

Technical details for class TMZ
-> Type: TMZ
-> Swedish class: TMZ
-> Builder: Nohab
-> Operators: TGOJ, TÅGAB, Stena, STT, RCT/Peterson Rail, Qvick Entreprenad
-> Usage: heavy freight locomotive

-> Production dates: 1967 - 1970, 1972 - 1974, 1977
originally built for the Danish Railways (DSB) as type MZ
-> Numbers built: 26

-> Seen: Sweden, Denmark and Norway

-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel
-> Engine: EMD 645-16 E3 (low emission)
-> 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)

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

-> Train control systems: equipped for Sweden
-> Multiple operations capacity with: class TMZ, TMY, TMX
-> Couplers: Hook and chain

-> Specials/other:
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Class T66

  Class T66 (JT42CWR) of EMD

CargoNet Class 66 in NorwayClass 66 in Norway

Part of the former CargoNet group locos, the whereabouts of these locomotives need to be confirmed. They have supposed to have left Scandinavia for the time being. The locos in Norway were replaced by much more modern Euro 4000 locos (see above).

Technical details for class66/T66
-> Builder: Electro-Motive Diesel @ Ontario Canada, distribution EMD Europe GbmB
-> Type: JT42CWR /  JT42CWRM / original classification was the British class 66, hence the common nickname for this durable locomotive. Also called as "shed".   
-> Usage: Medium heavy freight locomotive.  

 
-> Production dates: 1998 to 2008.  
-> Numbers built: 700+  
-> Gauge: 1435 mm (4' 8.5" ft) , could be easily adapted to 1520/1524 mm gauge (5 ft)
   
-> Users: Numerous European operators and/or owners including ACTS Nederland BV, Aggregate, CargoNet of Scandinavia, DLC Railway, ECR (Euro Cargo rail), EWS, Fastline Freight (Allco Leasing), FirstGBRf (Porterbook Leasing), Freightliner UK, HGK, MRCS (Mitsui Rail Capital Europe), Rail4Chem Benelux, Railion (owner of EWS), Rurtalbahn, TGOJ Trafik, Transpetrol (owner HGK), Veolia Transport, ... 
-> Seen: Most of the open access European 1435 mm rail network.  Numerous cross border operations.
-> Certified for operation in: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak republic and Sweden (in 2008). 
-> Operators outside Europe: Egyptian National Railways  
   
-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel   
-> Engine: EMD 12N-710G38-EC / 12N-710G3B-T2 (later (current production model) compatible with EU Stage 3A Exhaust Emission regulations). Engine is turbocharged and features fuel injection for best possible performance.   
-> Power output: 2420 kW (3245 Hp), 2268 kW traction output 
-> Transmission: Diesel electric 

-> Traction generator: AR8/CA6, 18 kW ?Super? auxiliary generator     
-> Traction motors:  six D43TRC traction motors on axles
-> Tractive Effort: 409 kN start / 260 kN at 26 km/h
-> Braking system: Westinghouse PBL air brake system, WLNA type direct drive air compressor  
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): -  
-> Wheel arrangement:  C-C / Co'Co'  
-> Bogies: optional HTCR-E radial bogies for reduced track and wheel wear (steerable trucks). Higher than normal adhesion. 

-> Electronics: Advanced EM2000 computer to reduce in modules and components and improve performance, even at the lower speeds. Accessible for Laptop via USB for system diagnostics and program maintenance. Optional Intellitrain remote monitoring and GPS.  

-> Servicing period: 180 day maintenance interval, 1,6 million km for HTCR bogies, 20 year engine overhaul period.

-> Services from the manufacturer: Full maintenance, remote monitoring.

-> Crash resistance: 300 kN collision beam at the front of the cab(s). Cab structure penetration resistant up to 900 G:s! High impact resistant windsreens. 

-> Maximum operational speed where possible:  120 km/h (75 mph)   
-> Multiple unit operation capability: Yes

-> Length: 20,1 meters   
-> Heigth:  3,9 m 
-> Width:  2,65 m (within the British loading gauge = narrower than normal ~3 meters used in several countries in Europe)
->Fuel capacity: 6400 liters
-> Lube oil capacity: 625 liters      
-> Weight: 129,6 metric tonnes   
-> Axle weight max:  

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Class TMY and TMYM

  TMYM of Nohab

Tågkraft TMY M number 1111 i Solna Sverige

Tågkraft TMY M number 1111 i Solna Sverige


Tågåkeriet i Bergslagen TMY number 102 in Hallsberg, Sweden

The resemblance of this TMYM with the American F-unit design in no coincidence. Nohab in Sweden built the units based on the proven American technologies. Although many have been rebuilt with different prime movers, the original attractive design, track motors, etc. just keep going year after year. Here a Svensk Tågkraft AB (STAB) TMYM number 1111 poses with a new paint and a new Cummins prime mover switched in Solna Sweden. The people around the locomotive were sad about the loss of the 567 sound. Pictures by John McKey, Hannu Peltola and Gerry Putz.

Technical details for class TMY / TMYM
-> Type: built as MY for Danish State Railways DSB
-> Swedish class: TMY
-> Builder: Nohab
-> Operators: Railcare, RCT, STAB, Stena, Tågåkeriet i Bergslagen,
-> Usage: multipurpose locomotive

-> Production dates: 1954 - 1958
-> Numbers built: 59, around 20 imported from Denmark to Sweden

-> Seen: Sweden, Denmark, Norway

-> Energy Source: Diesel fuel
-> Engine:
  -- original: EMD 567-16 C1
  -- units 102, 103, 105, 1110, 1134: EMD 645-12 of subtypes C, C1 or D1
  -- unit 1111 has Cummins KTTA50L4
-> Power output:
  -- EMD 567: 1450 kW (1970 Hp)
  -- EMD 645: 1450 kW (1970 Hp)
  -- Cummins KTTA50: 1490 kW (2025 Hp)
-> Transmission: electric
-> Generator: EMD Thrige D of various types
-> Motors:
  -- original: EMD D37, D57, D77
  -- unit 1111: ABB AMG500
-> Tractive Effort, start: 235 kN
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): -

-> Wheel arrangement: A1A'A1A'
-> Wheel diameter: 1015 mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 120 km/h (75 Mph)

-> Length: 18,9 m
-> Heigth: m
-> Width: m
-> Weight: 120 metric tons ( lb)
-> Max. axelweight: ~18 metric tons

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

-> Specials/other:
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Lighter Switchers And Locotractors
Many types of lighter switchers operate on Swedish industries, along with a number of smaller volume rail yards.

  Class Z67 version 3 of Gävle Järnvägsteknik (GJT)

GJT Z67 at Abisco Östra, Sweden
Picture above: A Gävle järnvägsteknik Z67 has usually been seen parked at Abisco Östras eastern end. Here is an early spring view to the units with very little vegetation yet around it. Pictures by John McKey.
GJT Z67 at Abisco Östra, Sweden

GJT Z67 at Abisco Östra, Sweden

The Z67 can often be seen on smaller switching assignments around less busy stations. Here one of the type is seen on Malmbana's Abisco Östra station where it has normally been stationed.

Technical details for class Z67
-> Type:  Z67 version 3   
-> Usage: Local switching work
-> Builder: Kockums, Hägglund & Söner, Nohab
-> Production dates: 1956 - 1958, modernized 1978 - 1981
-> Operators: DAL, GJT, Infranord, TågAB, ...

-> Numbers built: 31

-> Seen: around the Swedish networks near stations

-> Energy Source:  Diesel fuel
-> Engine: Cummins KT1150L
-> Power output: 270 kW (362 Hp)
-> Transmission: hydraulic, Voith L 102 
-> Generator: -    
-> Motors: -
-> Tractive Effort: 85 kN 
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): na

-> Wheel arrangement: B   
-> Wheel diameter as new: 980 mm
-> Maximum operational speed: 70 km/h (44 Mph)   

-> Length: 9,1 m 
-> Heigth: m   
-> Width: m      
-> Weight: 32 metric tons ( lb) 
-> Max. axel weight: 15,5 metric tons  

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

-> Notes:
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  Class Z70

Green Cargo Z70 number 717 in Kristinehamn, Sweden



Green Cargo Z70 number 714 in Hallsberg, Sweden  
Green Cargo Z70 number 736 in Gällivare, Sweden  
Green Cargo Z70 number 736 in Gällivare, Sweden  
   

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Vintage Diesel Locomotives
This section has both both old and ex. rolling stock for the operators. Although vintage, some units might be in use occasionally.

  Class T46 of MTAB

MTAB T46 number 3 in the Kiruna, Sweden

MTAB T46 number 3 in the Kiruna, Sweden

MTAB T46 number 3 in the Kiruna, Sweden

Monsters of the North, there are only 3 surviving units of the original ore loading / unloading T46 locomotives left. These formidable framed diesels are responsible about the yard operations at LKAB's yards on the larger mine sites like Kiruna and Svappavaara.

A few years ago there also was an attempt to rebuild number 2 of the locos to new condition while considerably improving the ergonomics. This ended up to bankruptcy of the company building the prototype and has left LKAB loco works responsible for the unit. This MTAB famous loco works in well staffed and equipped for this kind of work, so there is no problem managing to do the tasks necessary. As well as taking care of the aged original T46s.
 


Technical details for class T46 of MTAB
-> Type:  T46 (a heavy weight version of the T44)
-> Usage: Switching heavy ore trains at mines in northern Sweden
-> Builder: Nohab
-> Production dates: 1973 - 1974, in urgent need for rebuilding / replacing
-> Operator: MTAB

-> Numbers built: 4 (1 modernized to T46-2)

-> Seen: in Kiruna, Svappavaara, Gällivare, northern Sweden

-> Energy Source:  Diesel fuel
-> Engine: EMD 12-645E
-> Power output: 1235 kW ( Hp)
-> Transmission: electric 
-> Generator: EMD D25L   
-> Motors: EMD D77
-> Tractive Effort: 375 kN 
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking):

-> Wheel arrangement: Co'Co'   
-> Wheel diameter: 1015 mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 100 km/h (60 Mph)   

-> Length: 18,64 m 
-> Heigth: m   
-> Width: m      
-> Weight: 150 metric tons ( lb) 
-> Max. axel weight: 25 metric tons  

-> Train control systems: -
-> Multiple operations capacity with:
-> Couplers:
-- SA3 semi automatic heavy duty coupler
-- semi automatic hook and chain coupler

-> Notes:
--> More T46 units need to be rebuilt or MTAB will have to buy another type of heavy switcher for its use. Some of the duties handled earlier by T46s can now be done by IOREs, but not all.

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  Class C600

Vintage class C600


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Miscellaneous:

 Light Duty Switchers

 Z70 of Green Cargo  

This light switching engine looks actually a lot smaller in the picture than it is! 

Technical details for Z70
Type:  Z70  
Usage:  local lighter switching jobs
Builder:  Kalmar Verkstad
Production dates: rebuilt from Z65s in 1990 - 1992 
Numbers built: 50
   
Users: Green Cargo
Seen:  Around the Swedish networks on lighter occasional work

Energy Source:  Diesel fuel
Engine:  Scania DSI-1447
Power output:  333kW (446 Hp)
Transmission:  hydraulic
Switches: Voith L3R4U2
Tractive Effort: 102 kN 
Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): na
Wheel arrangement: B   
Wheel diameter:  985 mm as new

Maximum operational speed where possible: 70 km/h (44 Mph)   

Length: 9,36 m 
Heigth:
Width:     

Weight: 34 metric tons (74,000 lb)   
     

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 Ageve Z68    
Ageve service Z68 number 658 in Solna, Sweden
Truly interesting design, the nose section of the Z68 can be recognised by any Finn as very closely resembling the very common trash container used several years ago in Finland. Ok, the purpose is probabaly in both cases to provide reasonable access behind the doors. Near Solna the type Z68 seems to be withing the most common small locotractors. 
   
Technical details for Z68
Type:  Z68  
Usage:  local lighter switching jobs
Builder:  Ageve 
Production dates: 1985 - 1992 
Numbers built: 16
   
Users: Euromaint, SJ, Swemaint 
Seen: Local switching around Sweden 

Energy Source:  Diesel fuel
Engine:  Scania DSI-14 
Power output:  322kW (437 Hp)
Transmission:  hydraulic
Switches: Hydromatric 
Tractive Effort: 94 kN 
Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): na
Wheel arrangement: B   
Wheel diameter:  920 mm as new

Maximum operational speed where possible: 35 km/h (22 Mph)   

Length: 7,56 m 
Heigth:
Width:     

Weight: 42 metric tons ( lb)   
   
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 Gävle järnvägsteknik Z67  
 

GJT Z67 number in Vuoskojohka Sweden


Technical details for Z67

Type:  Z67   
Usage:  local light switching jobs, work trains 
Builder:  
Production dates: rebuilt from xx in 1978 - 1981 
Numbers built: 12 (type 3) + 10 (type 2) 
     
Users: several 
Seen:  Around the Swedish networks on lighter occasional work

Energy Source:  Diesel fuel
Engine:  Cummins KT1150L 
Power output:  270kW (367 Hp)
Transmission:  hydraulic
Switches: Voith L102
Tractive Effort: 85 kN 
Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): na
Wheel arrangement: B   
Wheel diameter:  985 mm as new  

Maximum operational speed where possible: 70 km/h (44 Mph) for type 3 and 60 km/h for type 2.    

Length: 9,3 m for type 2 and 9,1 m for type 3 
Heigth:
Width:     

Weight: 32 metric tons ( ,000 lb)   
     

 Z43 of BV Dal      
Remote switching at Tomteboda, Stockholm, Sweden

 Z4p / Z4t of Midwaggon 
Midawaggon Z4p or Z4t in Helsingborg, Swedish west coast


 V4 of Euromaint      
Euromaint V4 in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden


Technical details for class V4

-> Type: V4  
-> Swedish class: V4      
-> 
Builder: Henschel  
-> Operators: TGOJ, Tåg AB, industrial plants

-> Usage: switcher locomotive
   
-> Production dates: 1972 - 1973  

-> Numbers built: 10, 10 in operation     
   
-> Seen:  Sweden, Italy where 3 units were sold in 1990's   
    
-> Energy Source:  Diesel fuel
-> Engine: Deutz BF 12M716
-> Power output: 460 kW (625 Hp)
-> Transmission: hydraulic 
-> Switch: Voith L4r4sU2       
-> Tractive Effort, start: 155 kN 
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): -  
     
-> Wheel arrangement: C     

-> Wheel diameter:  1030 mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 40/70 km/h (25/44 Mph)   
   
-> Length: 10,3 m 
-> Heigth:  m   
-> Width:  m      
-> Weight: 48 metric tons ( lb) 
-> Max. axelweight: ~16 metric tons  
   
-> Train control systems: equipped for Sweden
-> Multiple operations capacity with: some units with type up to 3 units   
-> Couplers: Hook and chain    
        
-> Specials/other:
     -   


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 T334 of Three-T    

This is the only T334 existing, a rare sight in Sweden indeed!
   
Technical details for T334

Type: T334, Czech type for similar engine is CD710   
Usage: medium light duties, In Czech Republic it seems like the
              engine is used as a light multipurpose locomotive.  

Builder:  CKD in Praha  
Production dates: 1969 (type manufactured since 1955)    
Numbers built for Sweden: 1  
   
Users: Three-T AB / Orsatåget    
Seen:  On the Swedish northern networks 

Energy Source:  Diesel fuel
Engine: Scania D-16 (16 cylinder)
Power output:  353kW (480 Hp)
Transmission: Hydraulic  
Switches: CKD H350 
Generator: -    
Motors: - 

Tractive Effort: na 
Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): na
Wheel arrangement: C, nonsymmetrical    
Wheel diameter:  1000 mm as new (quite typical for the eastern design)
 
Maximum operational speed where possible: 30/60 km/h (19/37 Mph)   

Length: 9,44 m 
Heigth:  
Width:     

Weight: 39 metric tons ( lb)   
Axleweight max: 14 tons

T334 being rebuilt in Kiruna Sweden

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