Chinese Rail DF4C

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DF4C locomotives
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
Build date1985 - 1999
 • AARCo-Co
Gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Length21,100 mm (69 ft 3 in)
Width3,309 mm (10 ft 10.3 in)
Height4,755 mm (15 ft 7.2 in)
Loco weight138 tonnes
Prime mover16V240ZJC
Transmissionelectric (AC-DC)
Performance figures
Top speedQuasi-high-speed Passenger:160 km/h (99 mph)
Freight:100 km/h (62 mph)
Power output2,650 kW (3,550 hp)
Tractive effortQuasi-high-speed Passenger: 167.000 kN (37,543 lbf) starting,
106.000 kN (23,830 lbf) continuous
Freight:440.000 kN (98,916 lbf) starting,
312.000 kN (70,140 lbf) continuous
Railroad(s)China Railways
LocalePeople's Republic of China

The DF4C (Chinese: 东风4C) is a diesel locomotive used in China. It was built by Dalian Locomotive & Rolling Stock Works. It has been in production since 1985 and is still produced as of 1999.

Models[change | change source]

Freight Version (Most of DF4Cs)[change | change source]

The first DF4C was built in 1985 in Dalian. The first two DF4Cs followed the appearance of DF4B Locomotive. DF4C using the 16V240ZJC engine. It took fifteen years to build all 845 locomotives of this type.

Quasi-high-speed Passenger Version (5274~5275)[change | change source]

In 1999, CSR Ziyang Locomotive Works developed into two DF4CKs which were based on the freight version. DF4CK use two A1A-A1A radial bogies. It spent its working life on the Guangzhou–Sanshui Railway and Maoming–Sanshui Railway.

Radial Bogie Version (4466)[change | change source]

It was built in 1998 in CSR Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co., Ltd. Its top speed is 160km/h. It is said it used two radial bogies.

Nickname[change | change source]

The DF4C comes in a different color scheme than the previous DF4s, namely dark blue or later light blue and beige. Therefore, most of DF4Cs are called "Blue Cat" or "Ukraine" .

Gallery[change | change source]

Manufacturers[change | change source]

DF4Cs have been manufactured by several companies:

  • CSR Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.(2001~2006;4466)
  • CSR Ziyang Locomotive Works (5001~5335,including two DF4DKs:5274~5275)
  • Dalian Locomotive & Rolling Stock Works(4001~4465)
  • Datong locomotive factory(0001~0040)

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