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The IORE locomotives pull the iron ore trains that go from the Swedish iron mines to the Norwegian port of Narvik.

Each train weighs 8160 tons and is pulled by two IORE's, each weighing 180 tonnes and each with an output of 5.4 MW. They are the most powerful cargo locomotives in the world.

Along the relativley mountainous journey over the Scandinavian Mountains they reach a top speed of 80 km/h.


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by Starvid on Fri Mar 30th, 2007 at 09:48:07 AM EST
Nitpick:

pulled by two IORE's, each weighing 180 tonnes and each with an output of 5.4 MW

The IOREs are double locomotives (two halfs fixed together), and only together do they make the strongest & most powerful in the world.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Mar 30th, 2007 at 02:46:32 PM EST
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