PHOENIX

The beginning of an era

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This is how we began

Phoenix is the first new electric locomotive built in Romania with low voltage adjustment and choppers for continous current engines drive.

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Why "Phoenix"?

The name of this generation of locomotives is quite symbolic, "Phoenix" representing the legendary bird reborn from its own ashes.

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A short review at the end

6 Phoenix locomotives were built:

- 3 for DB Cargo Hungary,

- 2 for CFR Călători

- and one for MMV Hungary.

 

A short story but for a fairly clear reason, Softronic was already preparing for the new generation: TRANSMONTANA

Technical Specifications:

  • axle formula: Co-Co

  • length over buffers: 19800 mm

  • width : 3000 mm

  • pantograph working height from the upper surface of the tracks: 4850 ÷ 6700 mm

  • distance between the centers of the bogies: 10300 mm

  • distance between the extreme axles of a bogie: 4350 mm

  • wheel diameter in new state: 1250 mm

  • wheel diameter in semi-used state: 1210 mm

  • total load:

    • with ballast: 126t±2% for 120 km/h version

    • without ballast: 120t±2% for160 km/h and 200 km/h

  • axle load:

    • with ballast: 21t±2% for 120 km/h version

    • without ballast: 20t±2% for 160 km/h and 200 km/h

  • nominal power: 5100 kW - continuous (maximum 6600 kW)