G 18 series

The series G18 locomotives are four-axle diesel-hydraulic locomotives. As well as for mainline service and thanks to their large range they are ideally suited to the transport of goods or track-laying machines over long distances. Used in double traction, the G 18 are easily capable of transporting track-laying machines with a dead weight of over 2,000 tonnes from one construction project to the next. They also have the latest soot particle filter and emit up to 40 percent less nitrogen oxide than a conventional diesel locomotive. They can therefore also be used inside tunnels. The G 18 also fulfils the European crash standard EN 15277, which protects vehicle occupants in case of collision through a reinforced rail vehicle body.

Functional characteristics

  • Strong starting effort
  • Large range
  • Low continuous speed, for removing rails and ballast
  • Modern soot particle filters, with self-cleaning through exhaust heat
  • Flexibly usable on the whole German railway network

Technical specifications

Vehicle typediesel-hydraulic locomotives
ManufacturerVossloh Locomotives GmbH
Type/seriesG 18, new build
EngineMTU 12 V 4000 R43L Common Rail
Soot particle filteryes
Performance1,800 kW
Maximum speed100 km/h
Lowest continuous running speedbetween 3 km/h and 11 km/h
Service weight84 t
Height above top of rail 4,310 mm
Axle arrangementB’B’
Average mass per axle21 t
Transmission (main set)Voith L 530 breU2 fluid transmission
Brakewheel disc brake, acting on all wheels
Braked weightsG/P: 72 t/84 t
Length over buffers17,000 mm
Distance between bogie axle centres8,100 mm
Bogie pitch2,400 mm
Safety devicesSelektron MAS-Traffic, INDUSI, SIFA, train radio system (analogue, GSM-R)
Operating supplies diesel fuel: 4,000 l

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