This type of locomotive can draft a 5000-5500t freight train at a gradient of not more than 12‰ of middle-east lines in China. It has high cost performance and distinct comprehensive environmental protection, energy-saving and economic benefits, and meanwhile, it is another main locomotive of Chinese railway transportation in future. An Ethiopian variant has been built for Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway.
HXD1C-6217, Nanning Locomotive Depot.
HXD1Cs have been manufactured by several companies:
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