The “Loco” fleet is composed of 8 Bombardier Electric Locomotives, belonging to the E483 group, 7 of company’s property and 1 rented from Alphatrains
|E483.056||NICOLA||GTS RAIL||06 /2015|
|E483.057||ALESSANDRO||GTS RAIL||06 /2015|
|E483.058||FELICIA||GTS RAIL||12 /2016|
|E483.060||APULIA||GTS RAIL||02 /2017|
Locomotives, too, match the company’s philosophy of family belonging, that is why they have a “symbolic” name making them unique.
When they were created, in fact, they were not named after the technical name decided by burocracy, but they were given a meaningful name, both for the company and for the family. Their names are:
• Locomotives of company’s property:
– Sasha (051), Elettra (054) and Zoe (055), Nicola (056) and Alessandro (057) dedicated to important people to GTS founders (for an odd alchemy, locomotives have the same character as these people);
– Freedom (052) and Indipendence (053), just like the company’s philosophy, that contributed to make GTS an italian excellence.
• Locomotives rented from Alphatrains:
– Zeus (006)
From a technical point of view, all locomotives are produced by Bombardier and belong to the same series and group, so they share similar features.
The E483 locomotive (TRAXX F140 DC where F=Freight 140=max 140km/h DC=direct current)is a variant of the TRAXX F140 MS politension locomotive used only in Italy as 3kv direct current locomotive (standard EN50163). It has a 2.2kVcc ÷ 4.1kVcc voltage operating range and it is designed to reach the maximum speed of 140 km/h. It is calculated that its technical life is 30 years, with an operating range at an operating temperature of -30°C÷40°C.
In compliance with the clearance gauge established by FICHE UIC 505-1, the E483 locomotive has a 18900 mm length over buffer, and maximum width of 2978 mm. Its track gauge is 1435mm and it has an original wheel diameter of 1250mm, which reduces to 1170mm with the wearing effect of time. The minimum curvature radius is 100m horizontally and 300m vertically.
Its mass is 83t and its inertial mass is, respectively, G=72t / P=88t / R=127 t, according to the UIC 544-1 law. The brake system has disk brake linings on all wheels, whereas the spring service brake works only on one wheel of an axle.
The Bo’Bo’ wheel arrangement, with MITRAC DR 3600N three-phase induction motors, is suitable for a breakaway force of 300kN, for a maximum traction power of 5.6MW and a maximum braking power of 2.6MW (recovery or reostatic).
The Board Technological System is constituted by SCMT, a security device and CAB-Radio GSM-R.
Multiple control can be realized with 4 locomotives (ANSF homologated up to 2 locomotives) by means of a UIC ZWS cable, and it is also possible to operate by remote control from a semi-pilot carriage, by means of a UIC ZWS cable.