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# How much does an electric locomotive weigh?

## How much does an electric locomotive weigh?

GE AC6000CW

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Specifications
Loco weight 423,000–432,000 lb (192,000–196,000 kilograms) 212–216 short tons (189–193 long tons; 192–196 t)
Fuel type diesel fuel
Fuel capacity 5,500 US gal (21,000 l; 4,600 imp gal) or 6,200 US gal (23,000 l; 5,200 imp gal)
Prime mover GE 7FDL16, 7HDL16, GEVO-16 (rebuilds)

What was the heaviest locomotive ever built?

Big Boy
The Union Pacific locomotive, known as “Big Boy” 4014, is the largest locomotive ever constructed. It just rolled in to Southern California after a massive restoration project.

How much weight can a single locomotive pull?

Trains would consist of an average of 60 cars and hence, have a carrying capacity of 4,440 tons. A modern railcar has a gross capacity of 286,000 lbs or 125.5 tons moving in trains consisting of 100 cars or more, yielding a total carrying capacity of 12,500 tons, an increase of over 181% in carrying capacity.

### How much does a modern locomotive weigh?

around 210-220 tons
The average train engine or locomotive weighs around 210-220 tons or 465,000 – 480,000 lbs.

How heavy is the Big Boy steam engine?

1.2 million pounds
Big Boy No. 4014. Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific Railroad, the first of which was delivered in 1941. The locomotives were 132 feet long and weighed 1.2 million pounds.

How much torque does Big Boy have?

135,375 lbf
Union Pacific Big Boy

Performance figures
Maximum speed 80 mph (130 km/h)
Power output 5,500–6,290 hp (4,100–4,690 kW) @ 41 mph (Drawbar)
Tractive effort 135,375 lbf (602.18 kN)
Factor of adh. 3.99 (4884-1) 4.02 (4884-2)

#### How much horsepower does the Union Pacific Big Boy have?

All of the Big Boys were coal-burning, stoker-fired, designed to run 7,000 horsepower at 70 miles per hour. They have been lauded in the industry as the highest horsepower, heaviest, and longest steam locomotives ever built.

How much does a BNSF locomotive weigh?

425,000 lb
BNSF C44-9W #5518 at the Port of Long Beach on February 4, 2005….GE Dash 9-44CW.

Specifications
Loco weight 425,000 lb (192,800 kilograms) or 212.5 short tons (189.7 long tons; 192.8 t)
Fuel capacity 5,000 US gal (19,000 l; 4,200 imp gal)

How heavy can a train be?

You can expect an average train weight to be about 3,000 to 18,000 tons or more depending on the load and number of cars in the train. Local trains designed for the transport of people or to carry less of a load may weigh anywhere from 1,500 to 6,000 tons or more.

## Are electric trains AC or DC?

DC
Most electrification systems use overhead wires, but third rail is an option up to 1,500 V. Third rail systems almost exclusively use DC distribution.

Do electric trains have gears?

Train engines also have gears like ordinary vehicles.

How much horsepower does up 4014 have?

7,000 hp
Union Pacific 4014

Performance figures
Maximum speed 80 mph (130 km/h)
Power output 7,000 hp (5,200 kW) @ Cylinder
Tractive effort 138,240 lbf (614.9 kN)
Factor of adh. 3.91

### How much does a Union Pacific locomotive weigh?

Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific Railroad, the first of which was delivered in 1941. The locomotives were 132 feet long and weighed 1.2 million pounds. Because of their great length, the frames of the Big Boys were “hinged,” or articulated, to allow them to negotiate curves.

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