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Thread: Voith Maxima Diesel-Hydraulic

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    Default Voith Maxima Diesel-Hydraulic

    Buried in the German locomotive thread below is a reference to a new locomotive built by Voith (the German transmission maker). It's the world's most powerful single-engine diesel hydraulic locomotive design. Like most new locomotives nowadays, it's not pretty, but it is always good to see a new diesel NOT powered by EMD...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voith_Maxima

    Official Voith pdf:
    http://www.voithturbo.de/sys/php/doc...am.php?pk=3076

    runby video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wtY0...eature=related

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    That is an awesome looking locomotive! I hope it is a success so we can see some more variety in new motive power offerings.

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    It is a no good loco for running in winter time. There is no floor and in places you can see the road bed when walking inside.
    I spoke to a Voith salesman, a former Vossloh employe, and he told me that they are concentrating on sales in central Europe.
    They also have great respect for nordic winter conditions and have yet to make their home work for adaping the Maxima for harsh winter conditions.
    It is an impessing piece of engine. The cardan shaft in the picture has a diameter of more than 300 mm.




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    They are trying to sell this locomotive model in Brazil too.
    [B]Visit my website here

    http://minasgeraisrailways.ning.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedrop View Post
    They are trying to sell this locomotive model in Brazil too.
    Nice pictures you have.

    What about the couplers? The lower one is ofset center?

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    Looks like it's set up for switching on dual-gauge track.
    Fan of late and early Conrail... also transition-era PRR, 70s Santa Fe, BN and SP, 70s-80s eastern CN, pre-merger-era UP, heavy electric operations in general, dieselized narrow gauge, modern EFVM and Brazilian railroads in general, transition-era DB and DR... why bother trying to list them all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triplex View Post
    Looks like it's set up for switching on dual-gauge track.
    Yes, the locomotive is broad gauge, but also can switching on meter gauge too.
    [B]Visit my website here

    http://minasgeraisrailways.ning.com

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