Thursday, December 15, 2016

First GE locomotives to Pakistan

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First GE locomotives to Pakistan GE

GE Transportation announced it made the first shipment of its diesel-electric Evolution Series ES43ACi locomotives to Pakistan Railways, from its manufacturing plant in Erie, Penn.  The locomotives are expected to arrive in Pakistan in first-quarter 2017.

Pakistan Railways will be the first to operate GE’s Evolution Series locomotives in South Asia. The Evolution Series locomotive is equipped with a 12-cylinder diesel engine that produces the same 4,400 horsepower as its 16-cylinder predecessor. The GEVO 12 has a maximum speed of 75 mph/120 kph and maximum weight of 302,386 lbs/137.16 tonnes.

In June 2015, Pakistan Railways ordered 55 diesel-electric GE Evolution SeriesTM ES43 ACi locomotives.

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