Diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives leased

Diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives leased

Other News Sources – GERMANY: DB Schenker Rail subsidiary Mitteldeutsche Eisenbahn has leased five Alstom diesel-battery hybrid locomotives, which it will use for shunting at Dow Olefinverbund’s Schkopau plant. The locomotives use a 250 kW Deutz six-cylinder diesel engine to charge a NiCd battery, giving a maximum output of 650 kW when required. ‘This vehicle is less noisy compared to conventional diesel shunting locomotives and saves about 40 on fuel and 60 on emissions’, said DB Schenker Rail CEO Alexander Hedderich. The lease agreement with Alstom announced on June 18 runs to 2018, with an option to purchase…

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