|Engine:||Four ABB 4FRA6063 traction motors (25kV AC OHLE)
Caterpillar C27 diesel
|Power:||(Electric) 5, 364 hp (4, 000kW)
(Diesel) 950hp (710kW)
The Class 88 is a true electro-diesel which uses the same traction equipment and control software in both modes though the diesel engine (a Caterpillar C27) only provides 20% as much power compared to electric mode. Ten Class 88s have been bought by Direct Rail Services with deliveries starting in early 2017 and an introduction into service in the following Summer.
|Three views of 88 003 at Kidderminster SVR|
|On the SVR, only diesel power could be used of course|
|Note the similarity to the Class 68|