Alstom Coradia LINT

This week let's talk about a little regional DMU that we will soon be able to see/ride on in Ontario, the Coradia LINT by Alstom.

LINT stands for Leichter Innovativer Nahverkehrstriebwagen, or Light Innovative Local Transport Rail Vehicle. Well, that didn't sound French at all did it... Apparently the family of DMUs was originally designed by Linke-Hofmann-Busch (LHB), a German company, which was acquired by Alstom in the 1990s. The LINT comes in 4 flavors, 27, 41, 54, and 81. Each number denotes the approximate overall length of the trainset in meters. Of the four, LINT 27 is a single car unit, and 41 is an articulated 2-car DMU sharing a single Jacobs bogie in the center. The new Ottawa O-Trains will be the Coradia LINT 41 (currently using Bombardier Talent).

LINT 41 or DB (German Railways) Class 648
Not all trucks are powered on these DMUs. The 27, 41, 54, and 81 have 1, 2, 3, and 4 powered trucks respectively. Trucks are mechanically driven by diesel engines mounted under the floor and depending on configuration, they each produce up to 390 kW (523 hp) of power. Top speed of the LINT range from 75 to 87 mph.

LINT 81 or DB Class 620 under test

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