The JT56ACe locomotive utilizes a 6,000 HP engine and is one of the most fuel efficient and environmentally friendly diesel-electric locomotives in its class anywhere in the world.
The new JT56ACe diesel-electric locomotive was built with the needs of the Chinese market in mind. It is equipped with a variety of EMD advanced technologies which include dual isolated driver's cabins, EMD's type 265H 6,000HP diesel engine, low exhaust emissions, electronic fuel injection, AC traction drive system, microcomputer control system, and the ability to function in three-unit consists.
Crew comfort was also taken into account with a microwave oven, air conditioning, refrigerator and toilet facility. As the most advanced 6,000 HP freight locomotive in the world, the JT56ACe has a variety of advantages, such as achieving an impressive starting tractive effort of 620 kN and a continuous tractive effort of 578 kN.
The JT56ACe also includes the EMD collision protection package, improving locomotive durability and driver safety. With a weight of just 25 tonnes per axle the JT56ACe is the most powerful diesel-electric locomotive in the world at such a low axle load. The JT56ACe can pull up to 5000 tonnes with a maximum speed of 120 km/h. Under EMD's current contract, DLoco and EMD will manufacture 300 JT56ACe locomotives for the Chinese Ministry of Railways (MoR).
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