PROGRESS UPDATE…Clayton Equipment new innovative low emissions Hybrid CBD30 Locomotives in build for Snowdon Mountain Railway are well underway!
Here you can see the chassis and drivers cab.
The new locomotives will be driven by maintenance free electric motors which will be powered by traction battery and a diesel generator. On their descent from the summit the diesel generator in the locomotive will be switched off whilst service braking recharges the battery, preparing the engine for its next ascent. The new diesel generator engines are Euro 5 standard and are much more fuel efficient and far lower in emissions than the existing diesel fleet.