Statler and British Railways have signed an agreement to supply the new Class 93 tri-mode locomotives.
The first ten trains will be taken out of the factory in early 2023.
Locomotives meet the requirements for reducing CO2 in British Railways.
The engines are based on Stotler’s current Classes 68 and 88, which have been operating successfully in the United Kingdom for many years. The new trains can run at a maximum speed of 110 miles per hour, which is only 100 minutes per hour longer than the previous one.
Statler’s first tri-mode locomotive had three different power sources. In electric mode it can operate at 4 kW at 25 kV AC voltage. In addition, the locomotive is equipped with a powerful caterpillar C32 engine and lithium titanate oxide (LDO) traction batteries, which allow it to operate on non-electrified lines. The diesel engine has a nominal power of 900 kW and meets the emission requirements. Two LDO battery packs provide an additional 400 kW of additional power to the engine when the locomotive is running in diesel / battery hybrid mode. This can be used for trips on the last lane of the route.
According to Statler, the technology used in the future will be used to make new trains emission-free and stable.