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» Turkish State Railroad (more..)
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» Usak shed (more..)
» Usak, Turkey (more..)
» May 19, 2010
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» DE24 311 (more..)
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In the late 1960s and after much hesitancy, TCDD decided for a full dieselisation program of their network. This meant that about 800 mainline steam engines had to be replaced. This was a big change as Turkish railwaymen had hardly any expertise in diesel engines. The tender for this technology transfer was won by a group of French manufacturers led by Matériel de Traction Electrique (MTE). The contract signed on 15 October 1968 between TCDD and MTE provided for the supply of a 2400hp CoCo (DE24000) and a 1800hp BoBo (DE18000) as well as for the technology transfer and the license to assemble these locomotives in Turkey with parts imported on the basis of 20 locomotives yearly. The first locomotive was brought out for tests on 20 February 1970 in France. Subsequently, actual production of DE24000 in Turkey was about 30 units a year over 14 years from 1970 to 1984. A total of 418 units were turned out and it enabled TCDD to remove most of its steam engines. The DE24000 became the emblematic engines of the 1980's / 1990's. They could be seen on all kind of assignments and all around the country. They are still very popular today. Source: www.trainsofturkey.com
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