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Diesel Electric Locomotive - Model CM636
Heavy duty diesel electric Co-Co hood-type freight locomotive rated at 2909/2686kW (3900/3600HP)
These locomotives were a rebuild of some units built by the original Alco licensee in Australia - A. E. Goodwin Ltd up until 1974 when Goodwin's closed and the license passed to Comeng.
These locomotives were powered by an Alco 251F engine is coupled directly to the main generator .
"The full width air-conditioned cab is at one end only, and provides the driver with an 180 degree range of vision ... Acess is via a central door at the front, or by either of the two side doors off the walkway alongside the hood.
The spacious layout of the cab includes a small washroom and toilet."
The cab on these rebuilt locos was a local design known as the Pilbara cab. They were designed to give the crews added comfort in the extreme conditions that these locos had to operate in.
|Tractive effort at 30% adhesion
|Tractive effort at 20% adhesion
|Continuous tractive effort at 18.6km/h
|Continuous tractive effort @ 60km/h
||Alco 251F Vee formation 16 cylinder, 4 stroke, turbo-supercharged
|Engine speed - Idle
|Engine speed - Max
|Power for traction
||1.7 cubic metres
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