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Two Clayton hybrid CBD80 tonne shunting locomotives assist a large multi-function nuclear site in the UK

Two Clayton hybrid CBD80 tonne shunting locomotives assist a large multi-function nuclear site in the UK
August 19, 2021 Jessica Salt

Clayton Equipment ‘lead the way’ in manufacturing low emission rail locomotives.

It’s exciting to see on site photographs of further evidence of the quality of Clayton Equipment products and the benefits provided to our customers.

The class CBD80 tonne hybrid locomotives which were supplied to our new customer are the perfect example.

A bespoke locomotive, self-contained, with on-board battery charging from a low-emission, EU Stage V compliant Diesel engine charging a traction battery.

Fuel costs and emissions have been significantly reduced by the hybrid technology, and the Diesel engine is able to operate at the optimum speed for recharging the battery-on-board.

Regenerative braking from both gradients and flat tracks have boosted battery charging.

Maintenance costs, time and fuel use have also been reduced due to the hybrid design which eliminated the need to idle, as the engine can be switched off while waiting.