Panchorga locomotive 278-007 Renfe 7807 from 1954. Made in USA, 2200 KW, max. speed 110 km/h

The Renfe 278 series (originally called the 7800 series) is a series of 29 American-designed electric locomotives built from 1954. They were used to pull freight trains as the electrification of the network progressed.

They are distinguished by their three two-axle bogies which made them more aggressive for the track than their counterparts of the 276 or 277 series.

They were partly financed by the United States in return for the installation of military bases in Spain.

Manufacturer: Westinghouse

The Westinghouse Electric Corporation was an American manufacturing company founded in 1886 by George Westinghouse. It was originally named “Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company” and was renamed “Westinghouse Electric Corporation” in 1945. The company acquired the CBS television network in 1995 and was renamed “CBS Corporation” until being acquired by Viacom in 1999, a merger completed in April 2000. The CBS Corporation name was later reused for one of the two companies resulting from the split of Viacom in 2005.

The Westinghouse trademarks are owned by Westinghouse Electric Corporation, and were previously part of Westinghouse Licensing Corporation. The nuclear power business, Westinghouse Electric Company, was spun off from the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1999.


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