6.9MW!

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Yaakov

Joined Jan 27, 2019
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This tag is on the generator in a DDA40X diesel electric locomotive.

1480VDC@4800A! Hard to imagine... (note: the tag has the wrong unit for current, but the number is correct)

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crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
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Yes, that was a monster Diesel locomotive.
It generated 6600HP from two engines.

The biggest steam locomotive built (the Big Boy) was comparable with about 6,000HP.
It was also almost like two engines with 4 cylinders driving 2 pairs of 8 drive wheels.
 
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