ADY adds Prima to its locomotive fleet
Manufacturer Alstom has delivered the first seven Prima T8 AZ8A freight locomotives to Azerbaijan Railways (ADY). They will operate on the main freight transit line, which has recently been converted from 3 kV DC to 25 kV AC.
The Prima T8 AZ8A locomotives will be running initially on Azerbaijan's “Silk Road” east-west corridor linking the main ports on the Caspian Sea to the Georgian border and later all across the country.
Prima T8 is one of the most powerful electric locomotives, Alstom said. This model is a 25 t per axle two-section freight locomotive capable of towing up to 9,000 t and running at 120 km/h, with installed continuous power of 8.8 Megawatts. (ben)