Hector Rail has signed a purchase contract with Vossloh Locomotives for one of their class G2000-5 BB locomotives. The loco has an installed power of 2700 kW (apr. 3500 hp). This is more than twice the installed power of the Swedish standard diesel loco T44 with 1235 kW. From beginning of 2007 the loco will operate on the non electrified line Hoting – Forsmo in mid Sweden hauling timber trains for the Swedish forest company SCA. This will be a major benefit for the environment, since the new loco has considerably reduced emissions and noise compared to today’s locomotives on the line.
The locomotive fulfils the exhaust emissions demands according to UIC 624 level II, which currently are the most demanding requirements for locomotives.
According to the current plans the locomotive will only operate in mid-Sweden. However the locomotive is homologated in Denmark and Germany as well. Hector Rail is the only private operator with such a locomotive.
The locomotive will be delivered in mid October and classfied within Hector Rail as class 941.