Siemens has completed a total of two prototypes of a diesel engine Vectron loco, as the Railway Gazette writes. The Vectron itself, particularly with its well-known nose, is offered as an exact circular electricity or diesel locomotive. He works in both freight transport and passenger transport in Europe and normally runs at 160 km / h. Some types also create more.
The new double-mode Vectron is even more flexible, because it usually won't drive under wire. Yet it is more technically on a Vectrons diesel level, even when you're driving under a café. We see the need to build much of the space in little detail. While the fastest-sized Vectron may contain 4,000 liters of diesel, the facade is only 2,500 liters. However, the diesel part of the locomotive has a double part of it. With an average weight of 90 tonnes, most of the other change in Vectron double mode is a little heavier ton. However, there are some differences in E to 90 tonnes. The diesel locomotive is 80 to 88 tonnes.
At that time, the new Vectron, which comes with the German series 248 (first number 2 as a diesel locomotive) of Germany, can only run in networks with train control (). PZB). This includes, for example, Germany only parts of Europe in the south. The use of the European Traditional Management System is being used. The locomotive is designed specifically for goods traffic companies.
Hybrid with some disadvantages
The data also shows that Vectron double-mode is not an electric loco with a simple exponent. It is designed to be multi-functional and automatically acts as expected with a typical diesel locomotive with commuting ability on non-returnable routes. If a regular goods vehicle is not capable of being able, but a progressive network is required.
The two-pronged method is the Vectron Dual Method. In addition to the diesel version, the official booklet also identifies a multi-system locomotive (identified by four pantographs), an SD locomotive and two different AC locomotives of different power. Changes to train control systems and similar are not included.