Discussion in 'The Real Thing- International' started by MadHatter, Mar 5, 2007.
I thought I would post drawings of our diesels if anyone is ever interested.......
Here is the second lot.......
I find the floor plan view on the very bottom interesting. Do those chairs swivel to face forwards?, or do you really sit at an angle like that when operating the locomotive? Rack this up in the really dumb question section.
some pretty neat lookin locos,SHOW MORE!!--josh
Yes, those chaires do swivel, and as can be seen the driver can operate from either side of the cab- helpful when shunting. That last loco is known as an "Electro- Diesel" because it can either get power from overhead catinary or change over to a diesel motor.
There is no such thing as a stupid question- because theres something I don't know about your trains which, when I need it, I hope you guys can help me with.
Currently those are all the diesel types we have, there is another one they are busy with- the class 39 which is also an upgrade of the 34-200 (The other not shown is a class 37 which is identical outwardly, but inwardly has 300hp more.
What are the manufacturer designations of these? I'm not so good with export models.
The second 8-axle type (the one with no SAR/Spoornet class designation given) is a U20C1, correct?
Considering that class 34.000 is GE and class 34.200 is EMD, they look very much alike.
In Order of appearance: 31= U12B, 32= (1st Series) U18C1 (2nd Series) U20C1,
Class 33= U20C, Class 34= (GE Type) U26C (GM Type) GT26MC,
Class 35= (GE Type- not shown) U15C (GM Type) GT18MC,
Class 36 (GE Type- Not Shown) SG10B (GM Type) SW1002. Class 38(Will Find).
Not Shown: Class 61 (Originally Class 1-DH (Diesel Hydraulic)- GM V6 Motor.
Class 91 UM6B variation of U6B- this loco can run on 2' gauge and 3'6'' gauge (Known as Cape Standard Gauge) by being lifted of the narrow gauge bogies and put on the 3'6'' bogies.
I think you might be confusing the 35-000 for the 34-200. The first two on my second post are 34s. Thanks for the interest- soon to come will be the electrics!! :thumb:
Maybe I am... I thought each data box corresponded to the engine below it. I know a little about GE exports, but next to nothing about GM/EMD exports. Now that I look, I can see that both engines I was talking about look like EMDs.
I know there are two types of U20C. The U20C1 is a derivative of the earlier kind (what I think of as the long-nosed U20C) and the actual U20Cs you have are the later kind (short-nosed U20Cs).
I can't say that I find these locomotives attractive, but they are interesting.
While I don't believe in an ugly loco, I do believe in strange looking locos. The locos nick names were "Brommers" Afrikaans for Bumble Bee. 'cause of the noise they made.
Here are the two diesel which I left out. The class 61 is a Diesel Hydraulic. The class 91 can run on a 2' gauge chassis, but sometimes they lift them and put them on 3'6'' chassis....
Thanx for posting these Jade!
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