CZ Loko sent two more locomotives to Ukraine

The Czech company CZ Loko produced and sent to Ukraine two more shunting locomotives EffiShunter 1600 for the metallurgical plant ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih. Thus, the completion of the order for the Ukrainian enterprise has been completed. This was reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to the CFTS.

CZ Loko sent two more locomotives to Ukraine
Picture: cfts.org.ua

“The remaining two locomotives EffiShunter 1600, which were ordered by the steel giant ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in the amount of 4 pieces, went to Ukraine… They continued to move to Slovakia as part of the ČD Cargo freight train,” CZ Loko informed.

In Slovakia, at the Haniska station, locomotives are being replaced from the European standard gauge 1435 mm to the 1520 mm gauge, since further to Uzhgorod a “wide gauge” has been laid.

As reported, the first two EffiShunter 1600 have already been put into operation by the Kryvyi Rih Metallurgical Plant.

The contract for the supply of four locomotives was signed in 2019. Its cost is 9 million euros.

These shunting locomotives are based on the ČME3 diesel locomotive. They are powered by a 1 MW Caterpillar 3508C diesel engine and a Siemens traction generator. They are equipped with a digital control system, cruise control, electrodynamic brakes and anti-slip protection.

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