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General discussion about locomotives, rolling stock, and equipment

Moderator: John_Perkowski

  by Denver Dude
 
I used to be impressed by 4,400 and 6000 hp diesels. Marines are in their own class. Of course tugboats in the U.S. mostly use EMD engines that are basically locomotive engines with a larger oil sump. Some of them run 10,500 hp. But how about the new container ship HMM Algerciras with its MAN B&W 11G95ME-C? It has 11 cylinders producing almost 9400 hp per cyclinder - over twice as much as two locomotives. I believe the torque is in the tens of millions of foot-pounds. The engine alone weighs as much as 10-11 locomotives and generates 103,000 hp.
Pretty impressive.