Schalke Sold First 140 t Diesel-Electric Locomotive into Tokyo, Japan

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Schalke Locomotives GmbH is very pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with “Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha Ltd” from Tokyo to supply a 140t Locomotive to Japan. The purchase of a second locomotive is planned for 2020. This large locomotive will be used in a Japanese steel plant and will pull trains with weights up to 1.400t. It will be Schalke’s heaviest four-axle loco, 10t heavier than the 130t locomotives supplied to CODELCO in Chile. This Diesel-electric locomotive will be equipped with all Schalke typical features like electro-dynamic braking up to standstill. A further special requirement of this vehicle is the narrow gauge of 1.067mm. Delivery of this first locomotive is scheduled for 2021.
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