Vossloh G1206

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The Vossloh G1206 is a B'B' diesel hydraulic freight locomotive built by Vossloh and used by several mainland European railway operators. The design was created in the mid-1990s by Maschinenbau Kiel (MaK) for German coal supplier RAG Aktiengesellschaft (RAG AG) and is a follow-on to the G1205 locomotive class built as SNCB Class 77. A cab is provided above one of the bogies, with walkways on both sides along the rest of the locomotive. Rated power is 1,500 kilowatts (2,010 hp) from either a MTU or Caterpillar engines, giving a top speed of 100 kilometres per hour (60 mph). A successor is the Vossloh G1700 with a higher-rated engine. ACTS Nederland BV have 7 × G1206 locomotives numbered 7101–7107 painted in either blue and yellow or green and grey. They refer to these locomotive as the 7100 class. Angel Trains Cargo operate 3 × G1206 locomotives in the Netherlands. These are numbered 1509 (red/white), 5001571 (black) and 5001648 (black). Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL) cargo leases 9 × G1206 locomotives which are referred to as the 1500 class. They are numbered 1501–1504, 1507 and 1581–1584. In addition CFL cargo Deutschland leases two locos numbered 1505/1506. Four G1206

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