Bangladesh Railway signed contract with American Progress Railway Service to get 40 high speed passenger locomotive (Railway Engine) . American company progress railway service is a subsidiary of Caterpillar .
Under the deal progress rail service will deliver 40 high speed passenger locomotive to Bangladesh Railway in 24 to 36 month. The 135 Million USD deal cost per locomotive 3.37 Million Dollar . Additional Director General (Rolling Stock) of Bangladesh Railway Md Shamsuzzaman and senior vice president of Progress Rail Patric O’donnel signed the agreement.
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The progress railway service produce high speed F 125 passenger locomotive what have 125 mph per hour and dubbed as one of the most highest performing diesel electric locomotive in USA .
Bangladesh Railway have 90 passenger locomotive/Railway Engine in this 55 locomotive have no expiry date .
Progress locomotive is a renowned locomotive Producer and have 90 years experience in making rail engine . In 2006 Caterpillar bought this company in valuation of 1 billion dollar . Locomotive of progress railway service already active in around 75 countries and the company already delivered 65000 passenger locomotive around the world.
F 125 passenger locomotive engine model is caterpillar 17520 and it’s a turbocharged 4 stroke 20 cylinder engine , have 4700 @ 1800 RPM this locomotive height is 14 feet 7 inch and the maximum speed is 125 Mile per hour .
|HEIGHT:||14 ft 7 in|
|MAXIMUM SPEED:||125 mph|
|P2 FORCES:||< 82,000 lbs|
|HEP:||600kW rated up to 1000kW|
|FUEL CAPACITY:||1800+ gallons|
|DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID:||265 gallons|
|RETENTION TANK:||100 gallons|
|EPA RATING:||Tier 4|
|TYPE:||Turbocharged, 4 Stroke 20 Cylinders|
|BHP:||4700 @ 1800 rpm|