Class S12

SIFANG, CSR (China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Limited) (Chinese) Imported in 2012. Importing still in progress. Exterior appearance is same as Class S10. There are two types of Class S12 DMUs imported and another one type is still to be imported.

  • KV
  • Main Line
  • Luxury

Main Line

Seven S12 (Main Line) are comprised of Two MCG + 3 nos. TC + 3 nos. SC + one FC + Buffet Car.
First Class compartment (AFC) are air conditioned and having four LED TV screens, surround sound system and adjustable seats.
There are totally 8 compartments plus two 2000 hp engines in a set.

KV

The new S12 (KV) DMU is called D 22 DMU(DMU KV). Its appearence is same as Class S10. This Class S12 (KV) should not be confused with Class S12 (Main Line). The passenger carriage is smaller with 4 main doors and its length is only 50 ft (15 m). Normally you have 6 main doors in DMUs. Number of S12 (KV) sets are four (4).

Luxury

There will be two S12 (Luxury) sets comprised of only several number of AFC compartments and MCGs at both ends.

Specifications

  • Builders : Sifang, China
  • Car length : 50 ft (15 m)
  • Prime Mover(s) : MTU 12V4000R41 V12
  • Power output : 2,012 hp (1,500 kW)
    • Two engines per unit in Main Line S12 and Luxury sets
  • Maximum Speed : 120 kmph
  • PowerTransmission : Diesel Electric
  • Axle Arrangement : Bo-Bo
  • Multiple working : Yes
  • Gauge : 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)

Formation and Seating Capacity

  • Formation (Main Line) : MCG + 3 (TC) + 1 (TCBU) + 3 (SC) + 1 (AFC) + MCG
  • Formation (KV) : MCG + 5 (TC) + DDCG
  • Seating Capacity : 44 (AFC) + 66*3 (TC) + 52 (TCBU) + 44*3 (SC) = 426
    • MCG – Motor Car with Guard cab
    • TC – Trailer Car 3rd class
    • SC – Trailer Car 2nd class
    • AFC – Trailer Car Air Conditioned 1st class
    • TCBU – Trailer Car 3rd class, Buffet Comoposite
  • Car body construction : Stainless steel
  • Total number of units, when fleet completes : 4 (KV) + 7 (Main Line) + 2 (Luxury) = 13
Class S12 921
Class S12 (Main Line) # 921
Image courtesy Mr. Mandalaka Dhanasekara

 

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