GE and Caterpillar mainly produce freight locomotives, which sell for $2 million and up, but they are eager to expand in the passenger market, competing with such suppliers as Germany’s Siemens AG SIEGY 1.93% and Bombardier.
What engines are used in trains?
There are three methods of doing this: mechanical, hydraulic or electric. Most diesel locomotives use electric transmission and are called “diesel-electric” locomotives. Mechanical and hydraulic transmissions are still used but are more common on multiple unit trains or lighter locomotives.
What is the most powerful train engine?
|Union Pacific 9000 class||Union Pacific||4,750 horsepower (3,542 kW)|
|Challenger||Union Pacific||5,000 horsepower (3,728 kW)|
|Big Boy||Union Pacific||6,290 horsepower (4,690 kW)|
|Yellowstone||Northern Pacific DM&IR B&O Railroad||6,250 horsepower (4,661 kW)|
Do trains have diesel engines?
Although commonly called “diesels,” the locomotives actually are electrically driven. The diesel engine drives an alternator, which produces electricity to run electric motors mounted on the locomotive’s axles.
What is average of diesel train engine?
The average figure ranges from 4 to 4.5 litres/ 1000GTKMfor passenger train and for goods train it is2. 25 to 2.75 litres/ 1000GTKM .