Schaeffler North America


Publication | 2002-08
FAG Wheelset Bearings in the Herkules Diesel Electric Locomotive

Locomotives and multiple units

“Hercules” locomotive

Photos: Siemens Krauss-Maffei Lokomotiven GmbH

FAG axlebox bearings in the “Hercules” Diesel-electric Locomotive

The Rh2016 “HERCULES” diesel-electric locomotive is used both for freight and passenger transport. The purchase order from the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) for Siemens SGP Graz involves 70 locomotives with an option for a further 80. Every locomotive has a power output of 1600 kW per axle.

FAG’s scope of delivery included all axlebox bearings.