A BL36PH in service for Tri-Rail.
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Brookville BL36PH Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The Brookville BL36PH is a four-axle diesel-electric locomotive for commuter trains, designed by Brookville Equipment Corporation. It is built with an MTU 20V4000 V20 engine rated at 3,619 horsepower (2,699 kW) to meet EPA Tier 3 emissions standards. It was the first North American passenger locomotive designed with a 20-cylinder engine since the EMD SDP45 and EMD FP45, originally built in the 1960s. Head end power is generated by a separate, smaller diesel (Caterpillar C-18) gen-set and is rated at 500 kW (670 hp). The outer shell of the locomotive has been designed by Cesar Vergara, who has also designed the outer shells of several other North American passenger locomotives, including the MPXpress and the EMD F59PHI.
Tri-Rail, a Florida commuter rail service operated by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, is the launch customer, with an initial order for 10 locomotives and later an option order of 2 more locomotives. The order had an option for 17 additional (now 15) locomotives, up to four of which may be sold to Sound Transit, operator of Sounder commuter rail service in Washington.
Brookville BL36PH Overview
Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: Brookville Equipment Corporation
Build date: 2012-
AAR wheel arrangement: B-B
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Wheel diameter: 40 in (1,016 mm)
Length: 67 ft 3.5 in (20.511 m)
Width: 10 ft 0 in (3.05 m) Over Carbody
Width: 10 ft 7 in (3.23 m) Over Handrails
Height: 14 ft 8 in (4.47 m) Over Carbody
Height: 15 ft 6 in (4.72 m) Overall
Locomotive weight: 289,000 lb (131,000 kg)
Fuel type: Diesel fuel
Fuel capacity 2,300 gal (8,700 l; 1,900 imp gal)
Prime mover: MTU 20V 4000 R43
Engine type: V20 diesel
Displacement: 95.4 liters (5,820 cu in)
Alternator: Kato 8P6.5-3400
Traction motors: EMD D-87 BTR
Locomotive brake: Pneumatic and Dynamic
Maximum speed: 82 mph (132 km/h) (Tri-Rail)
Power output: 3,620 hp (2.70 MW)
Tractive effort: 72,000 lbf (320 kN) (starting)
Tractive effort: 64,800 lbf (288 kN) (continuous) at 14 mph (23 km/h)
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