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First batch of new-generation locomotives by CRRC put into operation in China

27 May 2024
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The hybrid FXN3B 0006 locomotive from CRRC
The hybrid FXN3B 0006 locomotive from CRRC. Source: CRRC
Krechetov Dmitry, Editorial Contributor
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Yashchenko Olga, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

China: Ten six-axle FXN3B locomotives are performing shunting operations at two Beijing railway stations.

Each locomotive is equipped with a 12V240H diesel engine of 2,500 kW which features a high-pressure fuel electronic injection technology enhancing the vehicle efficiency.

Additionally, the locomotives are powered by lithium-titanate batteries, which reportedly can operate at temperatures down to -40 °C and recharge in 20 minutes. Battery traction would allow reducing emissions as well as decreasing fuel consumption by 25% to 34% in comparison with the present fleet of shunters.

The new locomotives with a modular design are unified with other Fuxing-based vehicles and equipped with intelligent control and monitoring systems. It is worth noting that hybrid locomotives of the previous generation have been in operation in China since 2022. Besides, hydrogen and catenary-battery locomotives are being tested.

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