Bulgaria
Sulzer powered locomotives
Faur LDH 125 & Electroputere 060 DA

Between 1968 and 1972 Bulgarian Railways took delivery of 263 Faur built LDH 125 four axle locomotives powered by a Sulzer 6LDA28B engine coupled to a Voith hydraulic transmission. They were to a design built by Faur which eventually numbered 1,605 operating in nine different countries. The Bulgarian Railways locomotives were numbered 55.001 - 55.263.

A line of three Faur LDH 125's headed by 55083 at Varna.
Photograph courtesy Chavdar Nikolov.
A fine view of a work weary 55254 at Varna depot.
Photograph courtesy Chavdar Nikolov.

Between 1966 & 1975 the Bulgarian Railways took delivery of 130 Sulzer 12LDA28 powered 2,100hp locomotives. These were built by Electroputere, Craiova, Roumania and were very similar to 060 DA class locomotives operating on the CFR, Roumania.

The following views are from the files of Phil Wormald, I seem to have mislaid the captions.

06033 on an unidentified passenger service.
Photograph courtesy Phil Wormald.
06025 on an unidentified passenger service.
Photograph courtesy Phil Wormald.


Production List of the 060DA locomotives.
Year CFR (Roumania) Private Industry (Roumania) PKP (Poland) BDZ (Bulgaria) China
1960 10 Nil Nil Nil Nil
1961 8 Nil Nil Nil Nil
1962 35 Nil Nil Nil Nil
1963 59 Nil Nil Nil Nil
1964 85 Nil Nil Nil Nil
1965 65 Nil 45 Nil Nil
1966 80 Nil 35 10 Nil
1967 76 Nil 35 15 Nil
1968 75 Nil 40 17 Nil
1969 75 Nil 40 30 Nil
1970 96 5 42 Nil Nil
1971 86 9 40 8 8
1972 91 Nil 35 10 Nil
1973 73 Nil 52 10 10
1974 88 Nil 26 10 20
1975 77 Nil 8 20 20
1976 51 4 2 0 Nil
1977 84 20 10 Nil Nil
1978 60 3 10 Nil 16
1979 49 4 Nil Nil 43
1980 58 2 Nil Nil 21
1981 26 10 Nil Nil 21
1982 Nil 5 Nil Nil 30
1983 Nil 15 Nil Nil 14
1984 Nil 11 Nil Nil 24
1985 Nil 10 Nil Nil 27
1986 Nil 10 Nil Nil 23
1987 Nil 9 Nil Nil 26
1988 Nil 7 Nil Nil 31
1989 Nil 12 Nil Nil 26
1990 Nil 15 Nil Nil 19
1991 Nil 7 Nil Nil Nil
1992 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
1993 Nil 2 Nil Nil Nil
TOTALS 1407 160 420 130 379

Page added November 2nd 2003.
Page last updated September 20th 2012.

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