Sunday, November 7, 2010

New locomotive: Renfe Serie 318

This was a series of 24 diesel-electric locomotives, used to pull freight trains. As the class 316 gave good results, RENFE decided to purchase more locomotives, but with increased power, composing the 318 class. These locomotives are now retired or sold to other countries.

This locomotives have 1477 kW of power and a maximum speed of 105 Km/h. They had the nickname of «Alcos» due to its american manufacturer name (ALCO).

The real specifications for this vehicle are (taken from Jorge Sanz's web site):
  • Length: 18.0 m
  • Weight: 101 t
  • Max. speed: 105 Km/h
  • Engine power: 1477 kW

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

The 318.001 locomotive, at Vilanova Railway Museum (apr-2003)
Picture by Jorge Sanz Mongay

The 318.009, painted with UNE freight livery (aug-2002)
Picture by Alberto López Torrea

Simutrans screenshot

Simutrans object data:

TypeDiesel Locomotive
NameRenfe Class 318
Power1477 kW
Max.Speed105 Km/h
Intro Year1958
Retire Year1978

This locomotive has been coded as a freight locomotive, available since 1958. 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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