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Romanian Softronic’s electric locomotives reach Sweden

Romanian Softronic’s electric locomotives reach Sweden

Local rail manufacturer Softronic will deliver two TransMontana locomotives to Green Cargo freight operator in Sweden, railcolornews.com informs. The electric units are to be delivered during the summer of 2018.

Green Cargo states that it will be able to offer a more efficient logistics solution, especially in the heavy freight market. A Softronic TransMontana locomotive can pull up to 3,000 tonnes, twice as much as a four axle electric of the Rc series, a commonly operated locomotive type in Sweden.

The acquisition of the new electrics is part of Green Cargo’s strategy to improve capacity and reliability, while reducing the transportation costs for its customers.

During the summer of 2015, TransMontana locomotive no. 019 was transferred to Sweden for promotion and test runs. The machine was tested by Rush Rail and Green Cargo. It even got a Swedish name: Rödluvan (Little Red Riding Hood).

The six-axle electrics, the most advanced electric locomotive built in Eastern Europe and manufactured in Craiova also reached Austria last year.

The Co-CO axles are equipped with a 25 kV 50 Hz by-system transformer powering six asynchronous engines. The locomotive can reach speeds of over 200 km/h. The locomotive is equipped with a new metallic structure, asynchronous traction motors, regenerative breaking, IGBT electric converters, LED lights and electronic command and control equipment.

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