Vossloh Delivers Locomotive to Norway

15 March 2010 (Last Updated March 15th, 2010 18:30)

German firm Vossloh Locomotives has delivered a G1000BB diesel-hydraulic to Norwegian mining company Sydvaranger Gruve, to be used on a standard gauge railway linking the mine to Kirkenes harbour. The locomotive features a MTU 8V 4000 R 41L engine rated at 1.1MW, and can operate in temp

German firm Vossloh Locomotives has delivered a G1000BB diesel-hydraulic to Norwegian mining company Sydvaranger Gruve, to be used on a standard gauge railway linking the mine to Kirkenes harbour.

The locomotive features a MTU 8V 4000 R 41L engine rated at 1.1MW, and can operate in temperatures from -25°C to 35°C without a reduction in power output.

Other features include a software to limit the normal 100kmph top speed to 45kmph, air supply for opening wagon doors, a snow plough and radio remote control, according to railwaygazette.com.

The locomotive will be used as part of the mining company's reopening project to restart iron ore production at a mine at Kirkenes in the far north of Norway.

Carrying iron ore from the reopened mine, the new train will make up to 20 trips a day on the 8km line.