| Description |
The G 2000 BB diesel locomotive is best known for it's asymmetric cabs, but is also available with a symmetric full-body cab. First batch of locomotives were deliverd with Caterpillar engines, from 2004 the MTU engine is also available. Basic features are:
In September 2000 the first G 2000 was presented on the Innotrans in Berlin. In the summer of 2003 the type naming changed from G 2000 (G stands for Gelenkwellenlok = locomotive with propeller shaft) into MaK 2000, but in 2005 it was changed back to G 2000.
At the moment there are 5 different types of G 2000 locomotives:
- High speed Diesel engine of approved brands
- Turbo gear with cardan drive
- Cooling fans and air compression are driven by load-controlled hydrostatic devices
- Comfortable large size steps for the shunter
- Disc brakes for all wheels and a modular brake panel
The locomotive features a sophisticated modular design and consists of a diesel engine, exhaust silencer, air intake system, turbo gear, cooling plant, electronic module, compressed air/brake module and off course a diesel fuel tank.
- G 2000 BB: the original standard G 2000 with asymmetric cabs and 2240 kW power
- G 2000-2 BB: type variant with symmetric cabs and left driver position (for Italy)
- G 2000-3 BB: type variant with symmetric cabs and right driver position
- G 2000-4 BB: type variant with symmetric cabs and 2700 kW power
- G 2000-5 BB: type variant as G 2000 4BB, but with additional cowcatcher/track-clearer and mirrors and made more suitable for heavy winter conditions in the scandinavien countries.
A lot of options are available, like Multispeed turbo gear for shunting and mean line service, crash energy absorbers, Heavy-duty buffers, Wheel flange lubrication, Pressure refuelling, Multi frequency horn, Headlamps with full beam position, Warn bells, Extended diagnosis system, Multiple traction, Radio remote control, Heated front windows, Air condition unit, ETCS.
They are approved for services in Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden, Denmark and Poland. The lcomotives can be equipped with up to 3 country packages at the same time to enable cross border traffic.
The often discussed look of the locomotive, people may like it or not, was designed by Tricon Design AG. The striking design should visualize the force of the locomotive, according to Tricon.