KTM Class 26 Locomotive

KTM Class 26 (aka Blue Tiger) is a group of 20 locomotives owned by KTM Berhad (KTMB).

The first batch of locomotives was first received by KTM Berhad on 2 October 2003. According to keretapi.com, another 15 locomotives will arrive by the year’s end. According to the same source also, this 3000hp locomotive is the most powerful locomotive that KTMB owns. It was built by Bombardier, Germany (Adtranz/General Electric collaboration).

Recently the Blue Tiger resurfaced again in mainstream newspapers because it has been used by a Johorean royalty for their Kembara Mahkota Program.

According to anonymous sources from the rail transport industry, the locomotive is more reliable than KTM Class 29 locomotive.

Specifications

  • 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: 120km/h (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)

Fleet (locomotive number and 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
  • 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

Usage

KTM Intercity, KTM Freight

 

Sources

Source: http://www.keretapi.com/26class.html

http://braderdm.blogspot.com/search/label/Motive%20Power