• Class 91 - UM6B - 2 foot gauge.

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Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

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  by scottychaos
 
does anyone have any dimensions for this loco?
overall length, width and height.

they operate in South Africa with Spoornet.
were built new as 2-foot gauge locos.

and..are these the largest 2-foot gauge diesels ever built?
thanks,
Scot


http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/grel ... train.html

http://www.sa-transport.co.za/trains/na ... iesel.html

  by MEC407
 
That certainly gives new meaning to the term "Baby Boat." :-D

Would be great to see one of these little chuggers running along the Portland waterfront in Maine. :wink:
  by PortoAmboim
 
scottychaos wrote:does anyone have any dimensions for this loco?
overall length, width and height.

they operate in South Africa with Spoornet.
were built new as 2-foot gauge locos.

and..are these the largest 2-foot gauge diesels ever built?
thanks,
Scot
These dimensions might be a bit rough, but the South African Railways/Spoornet Class 91 UM6B locomotives should be:

33'9" long
12'0" high
8'3" wide

They were delivered with a 700 horsepower Caterpillar engine which produced 640 horsepower for traction. Some have recently been re-engined with a 620 (ghp) Cat engine. Weight is 102,000 pounds.

  by MEC407
 
Thanks for the info. I was just about to ask what these things had in 'em for engines.

They make domestic U18Bs look downright big and brawny!

  by PortoAmboim
 
More accurate information to hand on the Class 91 UM6B locomotives (from the pages of "Narrow Gauge Super Power - Limestone to Port Elizabeth" published by the Narrow Gauge Railway Society in the U.K.)

34'6" long (over couplers)
10' 11.25" high
8'5" wide

The engine was an eight-cylinder Caterpillar D375.