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11 April 2006

Further Developed Vossloh Central Cab Locomotives Will Receive Voith Transmissions

HEIDENHEIM – The TurboFLEXX transmission is one of the new developments of the Voith Turbo market area rail. It is a highly modular transmission for locomotives; after delivery it can be adapted to different engine outputs or changed operating conditions.

The TurboFLEXX transmission is available for outputs from 1,200kW to 1,800kW. Higher maximum trailer loads on ascending routes, high tractive effort and significantly improved efficiencies are further advantages of the transmission. The first ten transmissions will be delivered to Vossloh Locomotives GmbH by March 2008.

The new TurboFLEXX transmission will be installed into a further development of the central cab locomotive types G 1206 and G 1700 of Vossloh Locomotives.

Voith Turbo, the specialist for hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems for road, rail and industrial applications, as well as for ship propulsion systems is a group division of Voith.

Voith sets standards worldwide for papermaking technology, power transmission, energy technology, and industrial services. Voith was founded on January 1st, 1867. With approximately 30,000 employees, annual sales of €3.5 billion and over 200 locations worldwide, Voith is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Voith is an official partner of the initiative “Germany - Land of Ideas.”

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