How do you choose your locomotive?

A regional train carrying a few hundred passengers and a train transporting thousands of tonnes of merchandise
do not have the same requirements in terms of traction power in order to move forward.
For each type of rail transport, therefore, there is a different type of traction, i.e. a different locomotive!
In general, the more axles there are on the locomotive, the more weight
it can tow:

How do you choose your locomotive?

Each type of rail transport corresponds to a different locomotive: the more axles on the locomotive, the more weight it can tow and the faster it can go. Therefore, different locomotives are used, with varying numbers of axles and different types of equipment (bogie able to run at up to 200 km/h, central cabin with high visibility, etc.):
– for manoeuvres carried out in a factory, depot, or port;
– for transporting goods to a site using portions of standard railway lines;
– for transporting passengers;
– for the routine transportation of goods;
– or for transporting heavy goods.

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