Tuesday, November 29, 2011

EMD G22W in Egypt

The amount of maintenance that anything gets in the Third World is minimal. Here one of the 32 of the EMD G22W class that Egypt National Railways bought from EMD four decades ago is seen at Cairo's Ramses station (see earlier post) with a passenger train about to depart.  No concerns about people crossing the tracks here, and no concerns about the state of the track either.

At least this loco has two headlights apparently in working order, more than some do. These locos were Bo-Bo type fitted with 12-645E V12 prime movers with an output of between 1500 and 1650 hp. Locomotive weight is 71 tonnes.

1 comment:

Bevan said...

Ah perhaps Toll Rail had their Maintenance planning consultants brought in from Egypt National Railways :-) The similarity to the DF is marked