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DH27001 to DH27003

  • Axle: CC
  • Total quantity: 3
  • First year: 1961
  • Manufacturer: Krauss Maffei

DH27003 are a 6 axles version of the very popular V200 diesel loco used in Germany, and of a similar design to the ML2200 C'C' delivered to the Yougoslavian railway. The DH27001 is unique in its body design with a single center cab, in the middle of the 2 long hood, each covering a V12 Maybach MD655 diesel engine. Each engine was located above a bogie and transmission to the wheel wal done using a Voith hydro transmission. The locomotives were geared for heavy gradients, resulting in a top speed of only 100 km/h

These three loco were purchased by TCDD and tried as an alternative to the American built diesel. Although the performance of these mighty locos was very good, TCDD never ordered a follow-up batch and went for the GE locos. It is said that the price and the financing package of the later was much better.

These 3 locos stayed in service about 20 years until the arly 1980s.

EngineMaybach MD 655
TransmissionVoith L630
Length over the buffer19,67m
Length between bogie pivots11,7 m
Total weight110 T
Axle Load18,4 T
Bogie overall wheel base3,5m
Max speed100 km/h
dh27000 diag

Factory picture of DH27003. Photo Krauss-Maffei, Published in "Lokomotiven made in Germany". This is an official factory picture also published in commercial documents.

V200 005 send to Turkey as a test unit. Photographed in Sirkeci in May 1955. Photo A Swale

V200 005 send to Turkey as a test unit. Photographed in Sirkeci in May 1955. Photo A Swale


An unknown DH27000 ready to depart Haydarpasa with the Anatolia Express to Ankara. On the opposite side of the same platform, a 46000 heading a local commuter train. On the far left, a MT5300. This pictures was taken in the mid to late 1960's. Published in Trains Magazine, April 1970, page 26

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