Type CKD8C narrow gauge main-line diesel electric locomotive is
designed for Southeast Asia and Africa railways. Type Cummins
QSK60-L or CAT3516BHD is installed in the locomotive. The gauge
is 1065, 1067 or 1000mm. The axle arrangement is Co-Co and the
axle load is less than 16.5 tons. The maximum speed is 120km/h.
¡¡¡¡Three-phase AC-DC transmission is used on the locomotive. Three-phase
AC current generated by a main alternator, which is driven by
diesel engine, is rectified and then supplied to the six parallel-connection
traction motors which drive the wheels running via driving gears.
¡¡¡¡There are two type of this kind of locomotive. One is inner
walking way locomotive with double drive¡¯s cabs at both ends,
one is outside walking way locomotive with one drive¡¯s cab.
The locomotive is characterized by good traction and braking characteristics,
high reliability and transmission efficiency and lower operation
and maintenance cost.