GE AC6000 CW™ Locomotive
It's the most powerful locomotive we've ever developed. The AC6000 offers major
advantages in tractive effort, speed and reliability-advantages that deliver
unprecedented productivity in intermodal transport applications.
The GE 7HDL™, a 16-cylinder, twin turbocharged, electronically fuel-injected
engine powers the AC6000. This 6,250 ghp diesel engine is designed and
manufactured for higher horsepower, greater fuel efficiency, lower emissions,
improved reliability and easier maintenance. Elastic mounts isolate the engine
and alternator from the platform to reduce platform-induced vibration This
isolation reduces stress on locomotive components and creates a more comfortable
environment for operators.
For high-performance control, separate, computer-controlled inverters-one per
axle--regulate the AC traction motors. This single-inverter-per-axle technology
assures maximum tractive effort, independent of wheel diameter variation. It
offers the most reliable adhesion to the rail in all-weather conditions. The
system's ability to accommodate varying wheel sizes also minimizes maintenance.
The new control system seamlessly integrates locomotive electronics with train
control functions, serves as the platform for electronic braking and distributed
power capabilities. The system's "open architecture" allows for
integrating additional capabilities, as they become available, including
technologies such as Expert On-Board™ Diagnostics, Locomotive Tracking,
Positive Train SeparationTM (PTS), and Precision Train ControlTM (PTC).