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From the North by ZCochrane From the North by ZCochrane
I really donít have that much time to go out and post pictures at the moment, or reply to your comments, or thank you for your :+fav:s (sorry about that), but my father called me and said that he had spotted a construction train between Astfeld and Langelsheim, Germany. So letís start with the locomotive.

92 80 1 264 008-4 D-VTLT is a Voith Maxima 40 CC, owned by leasing company Ox-Traction (which is, in turn, largely owned by Voith and uses only Voith locomotives) and currently used by german track construction company Wiebe. This is only the second time I managed to take a picture of a Maxima, and the first time it is any goodÖ. Voith, or in full Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik, has a long and proud history of supplying core components to locomotives. They are best known for their hydraulic transmissions for diesel engines, which are preferred in Germany over the electric transmissions used in other countries, but they also make couplers, mechanic transmissions for buses and trucks and lots and lots of other stuff. In 2006, they started building locomotives in their own right, of course all diesel-hydraulic. The Maxima 40 CC is a CíCí road diesel locomotive with 3600 kW (4800 HP) power and hence the most powerful diesel-hydraulic ever built. It is built in Voithís factories in Kiel, near the northern edge of Germany.

This one is configured as the freight version with a top speed of 120 kph (75 mph), and approved for Germany and Belgium, although some magnets at the truck seem to indicate that it may be used for other countries as well. Here, its main job was pulling the tie-and-track replacement train really, really slowly.
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irwingcommand Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Damn that's Ugly. Doesn't matter how low an angle you shoot it from. ;)
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Comboio-Bolt Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
From my sincerity... I don't like this locomotive's aspect. Though, I have also to admit that this shot, is really awesome! :clap: :D :D Well caught! ;)
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student Photographer
It has a rather distinctive, some say weird, look, that is true. Personally, I like it, but it took me quite a while and I can understand why others don’t.

Thanks for the compliment and :+fav:! :)
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Comboio-Bolt Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Well, I usually don't like the outside looks, but If I like their cabs and sounds, I usually change my opinion... ;) :)
Also, its a little, well, rather deformed, and it makes me remeber the fast deformation: The AGV.

You're welcomed. :)
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robertbeardwell Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I remember this crazy ugly from when soma captured it, its very weird :XD:
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student Photographer
When did Soma capture it, I can’t recall?

Anyway, thank you for the :+fav:s! :)
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robertbeardwell Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
It was a weird picture where it was creeping up a hill from behind trees :) can't find it lol.
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GingaTokkyu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnet? Did you mean magnet coupler?
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Photographer
No, the magnets and coils are used for the various train control systems in different countries.

Thanks for the :+fav:! :)
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GingaTokkyu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see. ^^; I'm totally forgot about European railway practice (about remote controlled locomotive)
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