General Electric CC206, Generasi Lokomotif Termodern PT KAI

first_imgBogie atau kaki-kaki roda dirakit oleh PT. Barata Indonesia dimana nantinya akan dipasang di Balai Yasa Yogyakarta. Pembelian CC206 ini sebenarnya dilandasi oleh PT. KAI yang menginginkan kereta api yang sudah dipadukan dengan teknologi komputer, berkabin ganda, dan tentu saja kuat. Dari segi layar display, PT. KAI menginginkan kereta api dengan layar display yang jauh lebih baik dari armada sebelumnya, CC204. CC206 memiliki kabin ganda yang memungkinkan lokomotif dapat berputar tanpa harus berada di atas pemutar rel (turntable).Pada awalnya, lokomotif CC206 ini dikhususkan sebagai lokomotif penarik barang saja, namun karena jumlahnya yang terus bertambah, akhirnya lokomotif ini pun digunakan sebagai penarik kereta penumpang semua kelas hingga kereta barang.Ciri khas lokomotif ini memiliki 2 bogie dengan konfigurasi C-C (Co’Co’), yaitu 3 buah roda penggerak di setiap bogie-nya. Perbedaan dengan lokomotif diesel elektrik General Electric lainnya dengan jenis yang sama adalah lokomotif ini memiliki 2 kabin masinis di ujung muka dan belakang seperti halnya lokomotif di Eropa pada umumnya. Dapur pacu lokomotif ini disokong mesin GE 7FDL-8 versi terbaru yang emisinya setingkat dengan emisi lokomotif Dash-9 di Amerika Serikat, dengan daya mesin sebesar 2250 hp dan punya kecepatan maksimum 120 km per jam.Sedangkan untuk perangkat elektroniknya menggunakan komputer GE BrightStar Sirius yang dipadukan dengan layar monitor GE Integrated Function Display (GE IFD) seperti yang ada di lokomotif Dash-9. Ini menjadikan CC206 merupakan lokomotif dengan layar monitor komputer kendali kedua di Indonesia setelah CC205, dan lokomotif GE pertama di Indonesia dengan teknologi layar display tersebut. Lokomotif ini juga menggunakan klakson yang berbeda dari lokomotif sebelumnya, yang membuat lokomotif ini dijuluki “Si Puong”. Kuada Besi asal Negeri Paman Sam ini punya daya tarik mencapai 30 gerbong barang, dan 16 gerbong penumpang untuk satu lokomotif penarik.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related‘Macet’ Jadi Alasan Mengapa Kereta di Rusia Jadi yang Terlamban di Dunia16/09/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Ingin Menikmati Sensasi Kereta Cepat, Bentang Lebar Rel Harus Diganti16/05/2017In “Featured”Inilah 10 Kereta Tercepat di Dunia06/10/2017In “Darat” Meski telah memiliki banyak armada dan layanan kereta api, sampai saat ini untuk urusan kecepatan, PT KAI paling banter baru mampu menghadirkan kereta ‘tercepat’ di level kecepatan 120 km per jam, yang predikatnya dipegang oleh Argo Bromo Anggrek. Kereta rute Gambir – Surabaya Pasar Turi ini dapat menempuh jarak 725 km dengan waktu 9,5 jam. Bila dirata-ratakan, kecepatan maksimal dari kereta kebanggaan Daop VIII Surabaya ini dapat menyentuh angka 120 km per jam.Dalam roadmap-nya, PT KAI tidak mau ketinggalan trend soal kereta cepat, terbukti dengan datangnya kabar soal rencana proyek kereta api Trans Sulawesi yang dicanangkan menjadi kereta api tercepat di Indonesia. Mengapa demikian? Karena kereta Trans Sulawesi ditaksir dapat mencapai kecepatan maksimum hingga 200 km per jam. Rencananya, proyek ini akan rampung pada tahun 2017 ini.Sembari menunggu realisasi kereta cepat PT KAI yang mampu mencapai 200 km per jam, PT KAI kini terus memodernisasi armada lokomotifnya, dan sebagai yang terbaru adalah lokomotif CC206. Lokomotif diesel elektrik ini dibeli dari General Electric Transportation, Amerika Serikat. Rencana KAI untuk menambah armada lokomotif ini sebenarnya sudah muncul sejak tahun 2010, namun baru terealisasi pada tahun 2012. Tidak tanggung-tanggung, sebanyak 100 unit CC206 dipesan tanpa bogie.last_img read more

What’s next for Puerto Rico after vote for US statehood

first_img Related Photodisc/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN) — Puerto Rico’s political status as a commonwealth, and an unincorporated territory of the United States, is unlikely to change any time soon despite the Caribbean island’s Sunday vote asking the U.S. Congress to make it the 51st state, some experts say.The nonbinding referendum gave Puerto Ricans three options from which to choose, namely becoming a U.S. state, remaining a commonwealth or becoming an independent nation.Puerto Ricans chose statehood with a whopping 97 percent of the vote, according to a tally by the wire service Reuters, though less than one quarter of Puerto Ricans bothered to participate, largely because people who favor remaining a commonwealth and those seeking independence from the United States sat out the vote in protest.A vote undercut by low turnoutThe overwhelming margin of victory in the nonbinding vote is undercut by the knowledge on the ground that Puerto Ricans are far more divided on the notion of becoming a U.S. state than the election would otherwise indicate, experts on the subject told ABC News.Amilcar Antonio Barreto, an associate professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, estimated that, in reality, a larger sample size of opinion would give those who advocate statehood only a small margin of victory, with those who wish to remain a commonwealth getting slightly less than 50 percent, and the number of those seeking total independence getting a single-digit percentage of the vote.Carlos Vargas-Ramos, a research associate with the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York, offered a similar estimate, and said that these divisions are well known to Puerto Ricans.“If this result is brought before Congress, the results will be heavily undercut by the reality that many people didn’t vote,” Vargas-Ramos said.Palmira Rios, director of the Graduate School of Public Administration at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, said that while there was palpable debate across the island today in the wake of the vote – much of it on radio and televisions shows – it’s worth noting that the struggle for statehood is gaining ground among many residents.“Of the three options, statehood is the only one that has steadily been growing in popularity for 50 years,” Rios said.Republicans unlikely to budgePuerto Rican statehood would give the roughly 3.5 million residents a significant representation in the U.S. government, and that, beyond anything else, poses a major roadblock, the experts agreed.Hunter College’s Vargas-Ramos estimated that Puerto Rico would have greater federal government representation than at least 22 other states because of population density, and would likely yield five members of the House of Representatives, in addition to two senators.The bulk of them would likely be Democrats, he said.“Maybe one of the five would be a Republican,” Vargas-Ramos said, noting that some districts on the majority Roman Catholic island might vote Democratic because of economic issues, but still hold socially conservative views.“Think Jim Webb,” Vargas-Ramos said, referring to the moderate Democrat who served as senator for the state of Virginia, and ran a failed bid for his party’s nomination in 2016.Adding Puerto Rico to the United States would also bolster the case for Washington, D.C., to become a state, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands, an unincorporated U.S. territory in the Caribbean.Both of those, if given statehood, would likely vote Democratic as well, further disincentivizing the Republican-dominated U.S. government to consider Puerto Rico’s bid, according to Vargas-Ramos.Northeastern University’s Barreto told ABC News that “Congress is loath to touch the subject” because of politics, and called the outcome of a congressional vote “more predictable than a Roman Catholic Mass.”“The debate would start with a ‘Thank you for your service,’” Barreto said, referring to Puerto Rico’s housing of U.S. military bases. “Then it would be followed by questions about Puerto Rico’s Spanish language and culture being incompatible by the Republicans, followed by push back that the debate had become Latin-phobic.”Barreto said that San Juan’s government will push Congress to take the vote seriously but that is unlikely to happen.“Congress is likely to ignore the results,” he said.Vargas-Ramos added that “Congress is unlikely to bring anything to vote unless they expect to get the outcome that they want.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more