The Blue Tiger locomotives are built by Bombardier with contract from GE. It is the longest locomotive ever in KTMB network and also the second most powerful after the 29 Class. The first batch of 5 were delivered on Oct 2 2003. Another 15 more was delivered by year end. This 3300 horsepower locos are the most powerful in KTMB’s stable.
Blue Tiger locomotives are considered very reliable compared to the 29 class locomotives. Due to its high horse power, it’s mostly used for freight but also used passenger service at times.
|Locomotive Type||: DE – AC 33 C|
|Engine Type||: GE 7FDL12|
|Cylinders||: 12, 45-degree V arrangement|
|Bore||: 228.6mm (9in)|
|Stroke||: 266.7mm (10.5in)|
|Compression Ratio||: 15.7 to 1|
|Traction Type||: Diesel Electric AC/AC|
|Traction Motor||: 5GEB24|
|Tractive Effort||: Continuous – N/A, Maximum – 102500lbs / 456kN|
|Gear Ratio||: 1:4.722 (18:85 cogs)|
|Control Voltage||: N/A|
|Braking System(s)||: vacuum, air dual-pipe, dynamic|
|Weight||: 120 tons|
|Axle Load||: 20 tons max, 18.85 tons min|
|Loco Power Rating||: 3300hp (nominal), 3100hp (site)|
|Maximum Speed||: 120kph (fully worn wheels)|
|Gauge||: 1000mm (metre)|
|Wheel Arrangement||: CO-CO|
|Wheel Diameter||: 965mm max, 890mm min|
|Length Over Buffers||: 22000mm|
|Fuel Capacity||: 5500 litres|
|Sandbox Capacity||: 240 litres (3 X 80l)|
Below are some photos taken in Germany. Photos taken from the net.
This are just random shots taken over the years. I’ll keep adding to it.