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V200 Locomotive

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by Gabe_1.0, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Gabe_1.0

    Gabe_1.0 Active Member

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    The V200 Diesel-Hydraulic type locomotive has a very curios shape. It was retired in 1984, however the good news is that according to wikipedia, It is still possible to see V 200.0 locomotives in Germany, generally operating on private charter trains on DB main lines or hauling freight.

    The best chance we would have at creating this locomotive would be based either V 200 017 which is owned by Classic Train Tours AG of Düsseldorf and is in operational condition. It was fully refurbished and re-engined by WLH Reuschling at Hattingen. It is now fitted with CAT D3508 engines. Additionally the steam heating equipment has been removed and two small diesel generator sets installed, one for train heating and the other to supply auxiliary power to the locomotive. V 200 077 is also owned by CTT and is being refurbished to the same standard.

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    Option B is, V 200 053 which is owned and operated by Brohltal-Eisenbahn GmbH, where it is numbered "D9". It was refurbished and re-engined by Gmeinder and is now fitted with CAT D3508 engines. This locomotive is primarily a freight engine although it has worked passenger trains in summer months ( so it has a purpose without a doubt)

    Then It can join Ruhr-Seig Line as a multi-operational engine doing mostly freight activities but some passenger work two! Possible enable it on all german DLC range later on....
     

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  2. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes, one of the legends of German railway history.

    The only remaining operable V200.0 is V200 033 though, all others had their check-up deadlines expire recently, and the museums that own them can't afford that check-up. One (V200 017) is even owned by DB's own historic division, also with the deadline expired, and while DB certainly would have the funds necessary, they refuse to finance the inspection :(

    Things look a bit better for the V200.1, the more powerful version - about 10 of these are still in service with various private carriers.
     
  3. Gabe_1.0

    Gabe_1.0 Active Member

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    What is a checkup? and how much dose it cost?
     
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    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    "Hauptuntersuchung", or HU. It's basically a thorough inspection any rail vehicle has to go through every few years (eight in Germany) to see whether it is in good working order, where it is disassembled more ore less entirely and put together again. Similar to a D-check for airplanes.

    As for how much that costs, I can't tell you to be honest. But for a big heavy engine like a V200, its safe to assume a five-digit number.
     
  5. docsnyder1911

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    East german V200 (DR BR 120 "Taigatrommel") would be nice too. -:)
     
  6. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    A German Diesel is necessary for some of the routes for switching or operations on non-electrified sections.
     

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