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Drive railway locotractors and shunting locomotives - 2-axle - series 211, 3-axle - A 314, 4-axle - A 415 are designed for shifting and handling wagons on the sidings of industrial companies.


Chassis of already proven locomotives are used as the basis of the construction to speed up and reduce the cost of the approval process of new types and the design phase. The chassis frame with wheelset, bumpers and couplings, brake system and descending gearboxes undergo a complete overhaul and modification for new use. Everything else, ie engine with gearbox, batteries, air system, electrical equipment, cabin with control panels, control system, hoods with lighting and other elements are new.


2 types of drive: electric from traction batteries and diesel-electric. An asynchronous electric motor is always used for the drive. For traction batteries, energy recovery is used when braking the set.


Traction rail vehicles are manufactured in versions without a cab or with a cab for the operator.

Rail locotractors without a cab are always controlled by a remote radio set, where the operator stands in a clear place in the track or on the gallery of the vehicle. It does not require a driver to operate it, but only trained persons with pusher authority. Their operation is limited to a closed company siding circuit.

Shunting locomotives have an operator's cab with control panels in both directions, driver's license is required for driving. A remote control for unattended control in the cab is also available on request.

Rail vehicles A 211, D 211 A 314 A 415
Type Mobile rail 2-axial Mobile rail 3-axial Mobile rail 4-axial
Wheel set layout B C D
  • Accumulator
  • Diesel generator
  • Hybrid
  • Accumulator
  • Diesel generator
  • Hybrid
- Accumulator
Continuous power 37 kW 175 kW 300 kW
Continuous tractive force 26,7 kN 70 kN 120 kN
Vehicle weight 24 t 48 t 60 t
Straight track load max. to 1000 t max. to 2000 t max. to 2000 t
Operating verlocity max. 8,6 km/hour max. 20 km/hour max. 30 km/hour
Controlling Remote control
  • Remote control
  • From panel in towing vehicle driver’s cabin
  • Remote control
  • From panel in towing vehicle driver’s cabin
Further options Operation at closed to public traffic siding without limitation Operation at sidings and public railway system Operation at sidings and public railway system
Handling 1 person 1 person 1 person
Staff qualifications requiredForeman shunter Engine driver Engine driver

Comparison of operating costs Shunting mechanisms with the operation of diesel shunting locomotives

Monthly operating costs for diesel - el. locomotive T458
Item Amount Rate Total
Diesel oil (in liters) 3200 29 CZK/l 92 800 CZK
EGEARBOX OIL (in liters) (in liters) 50 52 CZK/l 2 600 CZK
Gearbox oil (in liters) 5* 45 CZK/l 225 CZK
Brake pads (pcs.) 3** 362 CZK/pcs 1 086 CZK
Monthly total 96 711 CZK
Annual costs foor 2008 1 160 532 CZK
Note: Data obtained in 2008 at complex TSR Ostrava.
* Gear oil changes every 2 years. ** Brake pads changes every 3 years.
Monthly operating costs for accumulator locomotive A 314
Item Amount Rate Total
Electric energy (in kW) 6070* 1,28 CZK/kW 7 770 CZK
Diesel oil (in liters) 15** 29 CZK/l 435 CZK
Destilled water (in liters) 100 9 CZK/l 900 CZK
Monthly total 9 105 CZK
Annual costs foor 2008 109 255 CZK
Note: * night current, ** only independent heating