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Innotrans '12 - Vossloh G6 ME by ZCochrane Innotrans '12 - Vossloh G6 ME by ZCochrane
What's good for passenger road diesel-electric locomotives is good for small diesel-hydraulic switchers, too. Right? Anyway, Vossloh went on the multi-engine trend that Bombardier has shown off with the TRAXX P160 DE ME.

The drivetrain is certainly odd: Two truck diesel engines with generators generate electricity, which is then used to power a single electric motor, which then uses the normal mechanic drivetrain of the diesel-hydraulic locomotive. It's certainly a cheap solution, but you don't often see diesel-electric locomotives with C wheel arrangement (instead of Co) these days anymore.

The goal again is to get better emissions. Vossloh is marketing this as the first Euro 5 switcher, which is kind of misleading, since the Euro 5 emission standard comes from road vehicles and does not apply to trains (that would be the Stage IIIB standard, which is more restrictive than the EPA Tier 3), but it's also exactly true, since the engines are from trucks and are Euro 5 certified. It's all a bit confusing.
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Pb1kenobi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
How delightful.

Thank you for sharing.

Marko
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TomRedlion Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice.
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Nice shot with a very interesting description
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you for all the :+fav:s! :)
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
You're welcome Sir!
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