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In each project Norbrass joins the latest CAD technology and manufacturing craftsmen with years of experience and knowledge on materials and manufacturing processes.

 

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070 Series
0180 Series
Wrecker Cars
0100 Series
LOCOMOTIVES SERIES 070

This series of locomotives was commissioned by the Society of Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses during World War II. The first fifteen units were produced in Switzerland by the company Societe Suisse pour le Constrution of Locomotives et Machines, Winterthur, and came in two phases, with 071-075 engines coming in 1916, and 076-085 in 1920.

 

This series consisted of 28 steam tank-locomotives, numbered from 070 to 097. Are considered the steam locomotives more balanced in Portugal, had been originally prepared to tow trains in Sintra Line, but came to make all kinds of services, within its capabilities. They lent mainly suburban services and trams in Lisbon. After the electrification of railways of the capital, transiting through other areas, highlighting Barreiro and Campanhã, and then Contumil; towed, among other services, the Sur Expresso, and convoys between Coimbra and Figueira da Foz, and the Ramal de Lagos.

 

Each engine had a power of about 1000 hp and can reach 80 km/h, and haul trains heavy up to 700 tons. (*)

Project status: under design.

 

Updated in April 2015.

 

(*) From Wikipedia.

LOCOMOTORAS SERIE 0180

Esta serie estaba compuesta por 10 locomotoras a vapor, numeradas de 0181 a 0190. De tipo tanque, presentaban un perfil típicamente germano. La locomotora 0187 estaba asignada al depósito de  Contumil. Eran locomotoras de tipo 1-4-2.

 

Las locomotoras de esta serie fueron fabricadas por la casa alemana Henschel & Sohn, después de haber llegado a Portugal en 1924 como parte de pago de la deuda de Alemania debida a la Segunda Guerra Mundial. La locomotora 0187 entró en servicio al año siguiente, en la división Sur y Sudeste de los Ferrocarriles del Estado. Inicialmente el combustible era carbón, siendo adaptada, después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, al consumo de fuel-oil.

 

Fueron puestas fuera de servicio por la Companhia dos Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses, por medio de un programa de sustitución de la tracción vapor por tracción de gasóleo; la locomotiva 0187 fue preservada en el depósito de Nine.(*)

Project status: under design.

 

Updated in April 2015.

 

(*) From Wikipedia.

Wrecker Cars

Sorefame car type used in relief trains for railway accidents. The cars are based on different seasons, as Entroncamento, Pampilhosa and Contumil.

 

Each car has a number of features and modifications that make each one is special and different. Norbrass been studied in detail each looking for an exact scale replica H0.

Project status: under design.

 

Updated in April 2015.

 

AUTOMOTORES SERIE 0100

The 0100 Series identifies a type of motor diesel traction, who served the company Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses and its successor, Comboios de Portugal; the units in this series were also known as joaninhas or Nohabs, referring respectively to the semi-circular ends and his latest scheme, red and white, and the maker.

 

These vehicles came along with other sets of railcars and locomotives, to Portugal in the field of Retrofit Plan, a project of the Portuguese government to use part of the economic support to Portugal for the Marshall Plan in the acquisition of rolling stock, with the to replace part of the fleet of steam locomotives of the company Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses; this operator was, by now, struggling to maintain their services due to the shortage of coal produced after the end of World War II.

 

In 1995 these railcars could be found performing, among other connections, regional services in the branch of Cáceres; being at that time, the oldest automotive diesel traction providing regular public services in Western Europe. (*)

Project status: manufacturing, release expected in Autumn 2015.

 

Updated in April 2015.

 

(*) From Wikipedia.