## How much horsepower does a diesel locomotive have?

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around 3,200 horsepower
How many horsepower is a diesel locomotive? A locomotive’s diesel engine is connected to an electric generator that is either DC or AC. In either case, the power produced is around 3,200 horsepower. The generator uses this power to convert it into a massive amount of current, approximately 4,700 amperes.

### What is the most powerful locomotive?

All hail Mother Russia: with 17,838 horsepower, the Novocherkassk 4E5K locomotive is the most powerful in the world.

How much HP do locomotives have?

about 6000 to 7000 horsepower
“Most electric locomotives weigh between 100 and 200 short tons (90 and 180 metric tons) and provide about 6000 to 7000 horsepower (4500 to 5200 kilowatts).”

How many miles per gallon does a diesel locomotive get?

208,712,027,000 ton-miles / 423,998,863 gallons = 492 ton-miles per gallon. In other words, CSX trains, on average, can move a ton of freight nearly 500 miles on a gallon of fuel, based on our 2018 revenue ton miles and 2018 fuel use. The fuel efficiency for a freight truck can be estimated in a similar way.

## What is the fastest diesel train?

The train-set consists of a push-pull arrangement with two Class 43 diesel-electric locomotives and a rake of Mark-3 carriages. The Class-43 holds the world record for fastest diesel locomotive with an absolute maximum speed of 148 mph (238 kmph), and a regular service speed of 125 mph (201 kmph).

### How much horsepower does a locomotive have?

Which locomotive has highest horsepower?

Currently, with what information is published, the most powerful articulated and single unit locomotive is the Indian locomotive class WAG-12, currently the Locomotive with the highest Horsepower at 12000 HP.

How much horsepower does up 4014 have?

7,000 hp
Union Pacific 4014

Performance figures
Maximum speed 80 mph (130 km/h)
Power output 7,000 hp (5,200 kW) @ Cylinder
Tractive effort 138,240 lbf (614.9 kN)
Factor of adh. 3.91