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KTMB 26 Class – Blue Tiger Locomotives

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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 Number  Locomotive Name
 26101 Tanjung Aru
 26102 Tanjung Bidara
 26103 Tanjung Dumpil
 26104 Tanjung Dungun
 26105 Tanjung Gelang
 26106 Tanjung Jara
 26107 Tanjung Karang
 26108 Tanjung Kupang
 26109 Tanjung Pelepas
 26110 Tanjung Penawar
 Locomotive Number  Locomotive Name
 26111 Tanjung Piai
 26112 Tanjung Piandang
 26113 Tanjung Puteri
 26114 Tanjung Ramunia
 26115 Tanjung Rhu
 26116 Tanjung Selatai
 26117 Tanjung Sepat
 26118 Tanjung Tohor
 26119 Tanjung Tualang
 26120 Tanjung Tuan

 

 Technical Data

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)

 

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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.