Top 10 Most Powerful Locomotives In The World 2019

Top 10 Most Powerful Locomotives In The World 2019

Here are the top 10 most powerful locomotives in the world of 2019.

10. DB Class 103 – 9,977 HP

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The DB Class 103s were originally built to go no more than 99 mph, but speed demands later found some models travelling at up to 120 mph—one even pulled train up to 176.

9. SBB Ae 8/14 – 10,255 HP

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The Ae 8/14 was the most powerful locomotive in the world. The reason the Swiss needed such power was because a major supply route, the Gotthard Railway, traverses the Alps; before the burly Ae 8/14, trains were split it half in order to get them over the mountain.

8. WAG-11 – 11000 HP

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7. Sinara GT1s – 11,285 HP

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Since it debuted in 2008, the Sinara GT1s has held two very important titles: the world’s most powerful gasoline turbine locomotive and the world’s most powerful internal-combustion locomotive.

6. WAG 12 – 12000 HP

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Indian Railway Wikipedia commons

The WAG-12 is a three phase, twin-section electric freight locomotive consisting of two identical sections, each of which rests on twin-axled bogies.It Is the Indian Railway’s most powerful engine capable to produce over 12000 HP.

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Top 10 Most Powerful Locomotives In The World 2019

5. Novocherkassk VL85 – 12,550 HP

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The VL85 is among the highest echelon of motors that patrol Russia’s famous East Siberian Railways With over 12,000 horsepower.

4. Locomotive HXD2 – 13,410 HP

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China Railways wikipedia Commons

the Datong HXD2s can carry over 7,000 tons of coal and are designed to do so even at temperatures of -40 degrees through the winter.

3. Bombardier IORE – 14,483 HP

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The IORE locomotives are built for Swedish mining company LKAB’s Malmtrafik division, in charge of railways, and spend their days hauling hundreds of tons of mined rock. The name comes from a combination of “iron ore” and “Eeyore,” spelled “I-or” in Swedish.

2. Novocherkassk 4E5K – 17,838 HP

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With 17,838 horsepower, the Novocherkassk 4E5K locomotive is the Secon most powerful in the world.

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1. Locomotive HXD1 – 19,310 HP

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The China Railways HXD1 (also known as the DJ4) is an eight axle high power heavy freight twin unit locomotive.The locomotives were built for heavy coal trains; in particular the Datong to Qinhuangdao line.

Top 10 Most Powerful Locomotives In The World 2019

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