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Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

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  by philipmartin
 
Here's a link to the Wiki article on Vossloh diesel hydraulic locomotives. Being a North Amqerican, such engines are novelties for me. I got on this tack learning about rhe Deutsche Reichsbahn V180 locos.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vossloh_G2000_BB" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by Statkowski
 
The reason they're novelties is because they tried them here once - they couldn't handle the tonnage North American trains have, especially in the mountains. Maintenance also became a problem with foreign spare parts required.