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Prima DE43 C AC

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Production of the Prima DE43 C AC for RAI, the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, started in 2000. Of the 100 units ordered by RAI, Alstom built the first 20 machines in its plant in Belfort, France, including 5 kits. The remainder was produced by Wagon Pars in Iran. For the 20 units built in France, Ruston supplied the engines (16 RK 215). The engines for the remaining 80 locomotives were built in Iran by DESA as agreed in a technology transfer agreement.

 

Of the Prima DE43 C AC, which is sometimes referred to as AD43C, three versions exist:

 

A - Passenger locomotive / 150 km/h / 20.5 tonnes axle load
B - Freight locomotive / 110 km/h / 20.5 tonnes axle load
C - Freight locomotive / 110 km/h / 23.0 tonnes axle load

 

In total, they are 30 passenger locomotives (Version A) and 70 freight locomotives (Version B/C) built. In this section, only the first twenty locomotives built and assembled in Belfort are presented.

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Technical details

  Version A Version B Version C
  (Passenger) (Freight) (Freight)
Dimensions      
Total length 24030 mm 24030 mm 24030 mm
Total height 4280 mm 4280 mm 4280 mm
Total width 2850 mm 2850 mm 2850 mm
Axle characteristics      
Axle arrangement Co'Co' Co'Co' Co'Co'
Track gauge 1435 mm 1435 mm 1435 mm
Weight      
Total weight 123 tonnes 123 tonnes 138 tonnes
Axle load 20.5 tonnes 20.5 tonnes 23 tonnes
Traction performance      
Top speed 150 km/h 110 km/h 110 km/h
Starting tractive effort 482.5 kN 542 kN 542 kN
Continuous tractive effort ? kN ? kN ? kN
Maximum braking effort 220 kN 220 kN 220 kN
Propulsion characteristics      
Fuel tank capacity 5000 L 5000 L 5000 L
Number of traction motors 6 6 6
Traction motor manufacturer Alstom Alstom Alstom
Traction motor type 6FRA4564 6FRA4564 6FRA4564
Diesel engine manufacturer Ruston Ruston Ruston
Diesel engine type 16 RK 215 16 RK 215 16 RK 215
Power rating (at engine) 3160 kW (~4300 hp) 3160 kW (~4300 hp) 3160 kW (~4300 hp)
Number of cylinders 16 16 16
Rated speed (max.) 1000 rpm 1000 rpm 1000 rpm
Electrical transmission AC AC AC
Multiple working      
Combinations 3x Prima DE43 C AC 3x Prima DE43 C AC 3x Prima DE43 C AC

Production list

Manufacturer: Works number: Year of construction: Type: Axle configuration: Company Locomotive number        
Alstom ? 2000 Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 201
Alstom ? 2000 Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 202
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 203
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 204
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 205
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 206
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 207
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 208
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 209
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 210
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 211
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 212
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 213
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 214
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 215
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 216
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 217
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 218
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 219
Alstom ? 200x Prima DE43 C AC Co'Co'-de RAI 220