Thursday, February 10, 2011

CFR 060-DA-001

If you visit the Dej Triaj locomotive depot (Romania), among many beautiful CFR steam locomotives, you will also be able to admire the very first of the famous LDE 2100 Romanian diesel locomotives, the CFR 060-DA-001. Its story begins back in 1956, when CFR placed an order to Swiss locomotive builders for a 2100 HP diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement. Three companies teamed up to deliver the loco: Sulzer Winterthur (which built the diesel engine), BBC Baden (which built the electric equipment) and SLM Winterthur (which created the mechanical structure and executed the overall assembling). Six first such locomotives were assembled (entirely in Switzerland) in 1959 and they soon arrived to Romania. Afterwards the building technology was transfered to Electroputere Craiova, where thousands of such locomotives were built in the following years. They are used by CFR ever since with great success.
In 2008, CFR 060-DA-001, the first of the legendary CFR diesel locomotives, was restored to its original technical state and livery and exhibited at the Railway Days in Bucharest.

ID: CFR 060-DA-001
Wheel arrangement: Co-Co
Wheel diameter: 1100 mm
Built: 1959
Builder: Sulzer Winthertur, BBC Baden, SLM Winterthur
Top speed: 100 km/h
Gauge: Standard (1435 mm)
Power: 2100 HP (1546 kW)
Weight: 117t
Length: 17000 mm
Location: Dej Triaj, Romania (depot)


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