Clayton builds hybrid locos for Tata Steel

Clayton builds hybrid locos for Tata Steel

THE Clayton Equipment has completed the first of a three-loco order from Tata Steel, Port Talbot, which is replacing its ageing diesel locos.

Clayton specialises in industrial locos, and is building a CBD90, which is a 90-tonne hybrid Bo-Bo locomotive. 

The first of three CDB90 locos was delivered to Tata in April. It had been tested at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, and is seen at Wirksworth. Photo courtesy: CLAYTON EQUIPMENT

Power is provided from the traction battery to 416kW maintenance-free, high-torque electric motors.

On-board battery charging is provided by an alternator connected to a Stage V compliant diesel engine.

Read more in the June 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!


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