Czech Railways has ordered 12 new locomotives for the company CZ LOKO. The new locomotives, also known under the trade name EffiShunter 300 (794 series), will replace ČD in particular with more than twenty-year-old 714 locomotives, which were built in the mid-1990s by modernising even older locomotives.
It is a two-axle (Bo) diesel-electric locomotive with a maximum speed of 60 km / h. And with the performance of the CAT C13 328 kW internal combustion engine. The weight of the locomotive is 36 tons, which in combination with diesel-electric transmission optimally uses adhesion and the locomotive thus reaches a maximum tensile strength of 124 kN. The machines are also equipped with digital control system, online diagnostics, multiple control system and, last but not least, sliding protection.
A contract for delivery of 12 pieces of 794 locomotives was signed in June and the machines will be delivered by February 2019. The contract value is CZK 238,980,000. (Approximately EUR 9.2 million).