ACROSS THE LAND
China Makes Its First Diesel Hydraulic Locomotives
[This brief article is reprinted from Peking Review, Vol. 11, #43, Oct. 25, 1968, p. 30.]
FIRMLY implementing Chairman Mao’s great policy of “grasping revolution, promoting production,” and with the support of scientific research and designing institutes, revolutionary workers and staff of the Changehow Diesel Locomotive Works, the Talien Industrial and Mining Vehicles Works and the Shihchiachuag Power Machinery Works have, within the space of only 22 months, self-reliantly designed and successfully trial manufactured China’s first batch of diesel hydraulic locomotives. These locomotives are of 80, 120 and 160 horsepower. This achievement raises China’s technology in producing industrial and mining diesel locomotives to advanced international standards.
This is a victory for Chairman Mao’s proletarian revolutionary line and a fruit of the great proletarian cultural revolution.
The new locomotives can move heavy loads and are compact in structure and easy to operate. They can be put to a wide range of uses and are especially suitable for shunting in factories and mines and transport through tunnels. Their manufacture adds new traction power to China’s short-haul transport on narrow and standard gauge rails.
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