Sunday, November 7, 2010

New locomotive: Renfe Serie 319

This was a series of 106 diesel-electric locomotives manufactured by General Motors between 1965 and 1972. This class suffered many upgrades, being renamed to 319.2, 319.3 and 319.4.

One of the most important upgrades took place from 1988 to 1994, when the subclass 319.3 was created by upgrading the existing 319 locomotives; the most important change was the power, which was raised from 1475 kW to 1664 kW.

This locomotives have 1475 kW (319) and 1664 kW (319.3) of power, and a maximum speed of 120 Km/h. Their were mainly used to pull freight trains. They had the nickname of «Yankies» due to its american origin.

The real specifications for this vehicle are (taken from Jorge Sanz's web site):
  • Length: 18.55 m
  • Weight: 111 t (117 t the 319.3)
  • Max. speed: 120 Km/h
  • Engine power: 1475 kW (1664 kW the 319.3)

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

The 319.054 locomotive, in original livery
Picture by Vicente Miralles

The 319.304 upgraded locomotive, at A Corunha station (sep-2006)
Picture by Jorge Sanz Mongay

Simutrans screenshot (319)

Simutrans screenshot (319.300)

Simutrans object data:

TypeDiesel Locomotive
NameRenfe Class 319Renfe Class 319.300
Power1475 kW1664 kW
Max.Speed120 Km/h
Intro Year19651988
Retire Year19882003

This locomotive has been coded as a freight locomotive, available since 1965; in 1988 becomes available the upgraded 319.300. A length of 7 has been used, so they are 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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