Stadler Rail Valencia
Stadler Rail’s factory in Albuixeich, near Valencia, is the competence center for mainline locomotives and several light rail, tram-train and metro products within the Stadler group. The production of locomotives has a long history. Since the 60s of the previous century the business unit has close ties with GM/EMD/Caterpillar from the USA, who delivered many diesel engines for various products.
- 1897: Founded as Talleres Devis
- 1927: renamed Construcciones Devis
- 1947: named MACOSA (Material y Construcciones S.A.)
- 1989: Sold to GEC Alsthom (1998 => Alstom)
- 1989: named Meinfesa (Mediterranea de Industrias del Ferrocarril S.A.)
- 2005: Sold to Vossloh AG
- 2005: named Vossloh EspaÃna / Vossloh Rail Vehicles
- 2015: Sold to Stadler Rail AG
- 2015: named Stadler Rail Valencia S.A.U.
- Stadler Rail Euro3000 for Renfe
- Stadler Rail Euro3200 for Israel
- Stadler Rail Euro4000 (all customers)
- Stadler Rail EuroLight
- Stadler Rail UKLight / UKDual
- Stadler Rail PrasaDual
- Stadler Rail EuroDiesel/Euro4001/EuroDual/Euro6000
- Stadler Rail Euro9000
- Stadler Rail SALi
Stadler Rail Tailor Made
Another division within Stadler that can produce locomotives is the tailor-made department. Relevant projects of the past decade are:
Ee 922 series electric shunters for SBB (2009-2010)
On 19.12.2007, SBB announced an order for 21 electric shunting locomotives, which were delivered from July 2009 to 2010 (Ee 922 001-021). Stadler Winterthur AG developed the two-axle units. The type Ee 922 locomotives are based in Basel, Bern, Biel, Brig, Chur, Luzern, St. Gallen, and Zürich, where they are used for shunting passenger trains. The Ee 922 has a Bo-locomotive with 612 kW duration power. Its top speed is 100 kph. It weighs 44 tonnes and its traction effort goes up to 120 kN. The concept of an electric-only shunter was very unique in Europe at that time, which made Ee 922 a remarkable product.
In 2013 SBB decided to order another four locomotives to its fleet. Ee 922 022-025 were delivered in 2015.
Eem 923 series electric shunter for SBB Cargo (2012-2013)
On 14.10.2011, Stadler presented another new shunting locomotive, the Eem 923 series hybrid shunter, nicknamed ‘Butler’. These machines are built for SBB Cargo. On 09.03.2012, SBB Cargo commissioned the first Eem 923 series locomotive, after an official ceremony at Limmattal marshaling yard, near Zurich. Because all locomotives are stationed in regional operating centers, they were named after local mountain areas.
It took Stadler Rail 576 days to get the first Eem 923 ready for regular service. When all were delivered, SBB Cargo only had two other types of locomotives left for shunting: the Tm 232 tractor and the diesel-hydraulic Am 843.
Heavy-duty rack-and-adhesion 901500 series for MRS Logística in Brazil (2012)
The railway line from Sao Paulo down to the port of Santos has a nearly 10 km long part with rack drive. The great part of good trains operating there are iron ore trains. With seven new Stadler Rail locomotives, delivered in 2012, MRS Logística can haul 50% more load than with its existing locomotives at that time, and at higher speeds. Two 901500s in multiple traction can haul a 750 tonnes good train on the 104‰ ramp, using a strong triple rack bar system.