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Rail - Locomotive - Diesel - Bombardier DE-AC33C DE-AC33C Blue Tiger

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Name Locomotive, Diesel, Bombardier DE-AC33C
Region Europe
Category Rail
Type Locomotive
SubType Diesel
Variety Bombardier DE-AC33C
Manufacturer Bombardier (Details)
Era Epoch V (1985-2000)
Year(s) of Production 1996–2004



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History: The DE-AC33C Blue Tiger is a diesel locomotive for heavy goods traffic. It was developed in 1996 by ADtranz in collaboration with General Electric. In 2001 Adtranz was taken over by Bombardier Transportation, so the construction of the Blue Tiger was completed at Bombardier. The 6-axle Co′Co′ diesel electric locomotive has an output of 2,460 kW (3,300 hp) developped by a GE 12-cylinder prime mover 7FDL12. With a length of 23.4 m, the locomotive weighs 126 tons. The locomotives of this second series (BT II) are still used today by various private railway companies in heavy goods traffic.

A total of 61 units have been built:
- Germany: 11 - standard gauge
- Pakistan: 30 - large gauge (1,676 mm) with a 16-cylinder GE 7FDL16
- Malaysia: 20 - meter gauge

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Railroad/Company: Bombardier Transportation is the rail equipment division of the Canadian firm Bombardier Inc. Bombardier Transportation is one of the world's largest companies in the rail vehicle and equipment manufacturing and servicing industry. The division is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has many regional offices, production and development facilities worldwide.
The core of the Transportation division was formed with the purchase of Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) in 1975. In 2001 Bombardier Transportation acquired Adtranz from DaimlerChrysler, and became by many measurements the Western world's largest rail-equipment manufacturer. After the Adtranz acquisition in 2001, Bombardier Transportation moved its core manufacturing strategy for Europe with a few legacy plants in North America for the smaller North American market.

Bombardier supplies rail vehicles, systems and services to major transit and airport authorities across the world. Their installed fleet includes high-speed trains, commuter trains, locomotives, light-rail vehicles, subway vehicles, monorails, signaling systems, and fully automated transit systems.

Bombardier entered the U.S. rail transportation market in 1976 and won its first major U.S. contract for 825 subway cars in New York City in 1982. Today, Bombardier's rail business employs U.S. workers in locations across 12 states. This includes two manufacturing sites outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that build rail products for both domestic and export markets, and one in Plattsburgh, New York, that builds rail vehicles for U.S. customers.

Bombardier also operates a network of maintenance centers supporting commuter rail fleets in Baltimore, Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, and San Diego. They provide operations and maintenance services for a light rail fleet in southern New Jersey as well. They manage operations and maintenance services for driverless transit systems in 14 U.S. cities, and have a vehicle and component refurbishment center in New York. Our U.S.-based parts distribution center for rail is in Plattsburgh, New York.

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Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-08-28 06:36:58. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-08-28 06:53:21

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