Shunting Vehicles

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Zephir specialise in the design and manufacture of railway shunting vehicles. The vehicles are available in rail only and road-rail types with battery electric or diesel power sources.  The ranges available are as follows:

Zephir KUBO
Designed for use in railway workshops and depots with rail only operation and high shunting performance with its rubber tyred rail wheels.  With battery power the KUBO offers high shunting performance with zero workshop emmissions.  The on board charger means that the KUBO can be charged from a suitable standard power outlet and does not require a dedicated charging point in the depot.  The KUBO features a radio control as standard and is normally used for moving trains over equipment like wheel lathes or bogie drops.  Full interlocks can be provided to link with the lathe / drop control system to ensure safe operation.  The KUBO can be customised to individual requirements with many options available.

Zephir CRAB
Designed for use in railway workshops and depots with road - rail operation and high shunting performance with its rubber tyred rail wheels.  With battery power the CRAB offers high shunting performance with zero workshop emmissions.  The on board charger means that the CRAB can be charged from a suitable standard power outlet and does not require a dedicated charging point in the depot, and since it is 'road' mobile it can be reacharged at any location away from the tracks.  The CRAB features a unique arrangement of road - rail wheels, with the wheels at 90 degrees to each other so that the CRAB can enter the track directly from the side between 2 adjacent rail vehicles or in the narrow space available at the dead end of the maintenance roads in the depot building.  In road mode, the front driving wheel can turn through 180 degrees so that the CRAB can rotate almost within its own length, for extreme manouevrability.  The CRAB can be customised to individual requirements with many options available.

Zephir LOK
Larger capacity road - with diesel power the LOC offers high capacity rail shunters designed for use in larger maintenance depots, freight yards, marshalling yards etc.  With battery power the LOK offers high shunting performance with zero workshop emmissions.  The on board charger means that the LOK can be charged from a suitable standard power outlet and does not require a dedicated charging point in the depot, and since it is 'road' mobile it can be reachrged at any location away from the tracks.  The LOK uses tyred wheels to provide traction and braking and guide wheels for the track in a conventional road - rail format.  The LOK can be used to replace traditional shunting vehicles in many applications, with much more efficient use of energy, low maintenance requirements and high availability.  The road - rail capability of the LOK not only allows more efficient use of equipment and space in exisiting facilities, but also allows new facilities to be designed in a more efficient layout to utilise the benefits of the flexibility of the equipment.  The LOK can be customised to individual requirements with many options available.The LOK gives shunting performance with economical running costs.

Zephir LOKOM
Larger capacity rail only shunters designed for use in large freight yards, marshalling yards & industrial facilities where the LOK's road - rail capabilities are not required.  With battery power the LOKOM offers high shunting performance with zero workshop emmissions.  The on board charger means that the LOKOM can be charged from a suitable standard power outlet and does not require a dedicated charging point in the depot.  The LOKOM uses tyred rail wheels or plain steel rail wheels to provide traction and braking.  The LOKOM is a direct replacement for traditional shunting vehicles in many applications, with much more efficient use of energy, low maintenance requirements and high availability.  The LOKOM can be customised to individual requirements with many options available.

You can visit the Zephir web site here.

The Stats

100 t to 4,600 t shunting capacity

Diesel power for high capacity applications

Battery power means no workshop emissions

Quiet operation, ideal in noise sensitive environments

Heavy duty construction – built for railway use

Rubber tyred wheels for maximum traction & braking in wet or dry conditions

Options for wheel lathe interlock, radio control, various coupler types, braking air supply, air conditioning etc. etc.

 

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City of Blackpool Tram Launch

Bombardier has unveiled its next generation Flexity 2 tram to the world for use at the Starr Gate Depot in Blackpool.  Depot Rail have supplied and commissioned a set of 12 Eurogamma vehicle lifting jacks for the new trams and supplied the sand feeding system. During January 2012 Depot Rail delivered a Zephir Crab 1500E which is a battery operated shunting vehicle which will be used to move the new trams at the Starr Gate Depot.