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CRRC now produces new generation of mainline locomotives

5 March 2024
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Acceptance of the first batch of the FXN5C locomotives
Acceptance of the first batch of the FXN5C locomotives. Source: CRRC
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

China: Earlier this year, the Chinese company delivered the first batch of 15 two-section Fuxing FXN5C locomotives to Daquin Railway. The vehicles have been hauling coal on the Taijiao Railway since February.

The six-axle FXN5C, with an axle load of 25 tf, is powered by a 12-cylinder 3,530 kW R12V280ZJ diesel engine that complies with Tier 3 emission standards and consumes just 198 g of fuel per 1 kW·h, according to CRRC. With a starting tractive effort of 580 kN and a continuous of 540 kN, the locomotive has a maximum speed of 120 km/h. The company says that the new locomotive will save 176,000 l of fuel per year, compared to the Dongfeng 8B, which CRRC has been producing since 1997.

The Fuxing FXN5C locomotives. Source: CRRC

Over the next ten years, the FXN5C locomotives are expected to become the basic serial mainline locomotives in China, gradually replacing the Dongfeng 4, Dongfeng 8 and Harmony 3 locomotives developed at the end of the 20th century.

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