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The Talgo XXI™ is a push-pull operative trainset with one (1) or two (2) Talgo locomotives located at either/both end of the trainset depending on the length and configuration of the trainset. The passenger cars are Talgo's latest design generation. There are two basic versions of the locomotive: 1) diesel; and, 2) electric.

The design and technological principles of the North American version of the Talgo XXI™ locomotives are based on the European version, the Talgo BT™. The main differences are: 1) the Talgo locomotive will be equipped with two (2) sets of powered trucks (as opposed to one (1) set in the Talgo BT™); and, 2) it will be fully compliant with all United States applicable FRA regulations and/or APTA standards (as opposed to UIC, International Standards, for the Talgo BT™).

Some of the main characteristics of the Talgo locomotive will be:

  • Full compliance with Tier I FRA applicable regulations and/or with all applicable APTA, AAR, NTSB, FDA and EPA standards.

  • US operational speed: 125mph (diesel/electric version). (European operational speed: 135 mph diesel version, and 140 electric version.)

  • Equipped with a three (3) MJ Crash Energy Management System and roof escape hatch.

  • Weight (estimated): 180,000 lbs.

  • Main engine: Detroit Diesel -MTU V16 4000.

  • Engine power: 5440 horsepower (4000kW - 2000 kW per power head) at 1,800 rpm

  • Fuel tank size/capacity: Approx. 700 gallons

  • Power at wheel: 1,972 horsepower (1,450 kW)

  • HEP Power: 200 kVA Short trains may operate with a single traction unit and a combination cab/baggage car, for example, at the other end.

Side and top view drawings of the Talgo locomotive are included hereunder:
   

VIEW XXI™ TYPICAL CONFIGURATIONS

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