Sunday, November 7, 2010

New locomotive: Renfe Serie 316

This was a series of 16 diesel-electric locomotives, used to pull freight trains. These locomotives were built thanks to the global funding plan that the United States of America promoted to help Spain development in 1955.

This locomotives have 1195 kW of power and a maximum speed of 120 Km/h. They had the nickname of «Marilyn» due to its american manufacture.

The real specifications for this vehicle are (taken from Jorge Sanz's web site):
  • Length: 17.9 m
  • Weight: 109 t
  • Max. speed: 120 Km/h
  • Engine power: 1195 kW

Here are some pictures of this locomotive. Click here to open a gallery where you can find some extra photos.

The 316.008 locomotive, pulling a freight train
Picture from (unknown author)

The 316.015 locomotive, at Madrid Delicias Railway Museum (jan-2003)
Picture by Jorge Sanz Mongay

Simutrans screenshot

Simutrans object data:

TypeDiesel Locomotive
NameRenfe Class 316
Power1195 kW
Max.Speed120 Km/h
Intro Year1955
Retire Year1975

This locomotive has been coded as a freight locomotive, available since 1955. A length of 7 has been used, so it's a bit shorter than standard engines (8).

You can download the addon for the original livery at The Simutrans Boxroom.

For more information on this locomotive check the following links (in spanish):

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