Turkish locomotive and rolling stock manufacturer Tülomsas has built another five new locomotives for Iraqi Republic Railways. They were handed over to IRR in a ceremony at Ankara railway station in Turkey on 24 December 2008.
Turkish Minister of Transportation Binali Yildrim, General Director of Turkish state railway TCDD Süleyman Karaman and Iraq’s Minister of Transportation Amer Abdul Jabar Ismail were at the event.
The four-axle FP DH7000B diesel-hydraulic shunting locos are rated at 700 hp, weigh 67 tonnes and are flame-proof for use in refineries.
Tülomsas has now supplied to IRR with a total of 31 locos: previous orders covered 12 x DH12000 1200 hp diesel-hydraulic Bo-Bo locomotives, and 14 x DH10000 of 1050 hp.