Pacific National has Launched New Locomotives

Pacific National has Launched New Locomotives
August 29, 2009 1:42 am

Australian rail freight operator Pacific National has launched the first three of its 23 Class 7100 25kV 1,067mm gauge electric locomotives in the state of Queensland.

The three new locomotives will replace five older locomotives on the 12,720t coal trains. The locomotives feature three-phase AC traction equipment, an output rating of 4,000kW, wheelslip control and can reach speeds of up to 80kmph.
They also have ECP brakes which can stop a train within a distance of 650m. The locomotives have been built by Siemens Mobility under a 2007 contract.
The remainder of the fleet is expected to be delivered by mid-2010. The new locomotives will save up to 2,100kWh over a 380km route and another 4,500kWh due to regenerative braking, according to the company. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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