NARROW GAUGE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES FROM POLAND
The smallest Polish diesel locomotive class is equipped with 40 hp and 50 hp engines and called WLS 40 / WLS 50. The abbriviation in front of the hp figure means "narrow gauge diesel locomotive". Being in service for the Polish States' Railway PKP, the same locomotives are called "L" with a letter/figure combination following, naming their wheel arrangement. These diesel locomotives are at home in tough industrial sites' services, (brick and sugar plants, etc). But once restored and possibly optically modified, they also are perfect for garden and tourism railways, like shown below at the Polish Poznan "MALTA" municipal railway.
AN IDEAL DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE FOR 450 mm up to 1000 mm GAUGE - THE MODERNIZED WLP 50 CLASS WITH BRITISH LEYLAND licensed ENGINE for 75 hp and 100 hp
This table allows to compare the most popular Polish and Rumanian diesel locomotives with the German V10C.
Otherwise than the WLS 50, 75 and 150 classes, the locomotive class Lyd2 is of RUMANIAN ORIGIN. This locomotive is serving on Polish 600, 750 and 1000 mm gauge railways and also being used in Germany. Engine: License HENSCHEL or MAYBACH MB 836 B. For the latter engine, the main figures are : turns 150 per minute, power 257 kW, turn moment 164 daN.m, fuel usage 241 g/kW.h + 5 %.
Tractive power of this locomotive may be seen on this >>> DIAGRAM .
The most powerful narrow gauge diesel locomotive being in service in Poland is the RUMANIAN Lxd2.
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