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|Vietnam Railways D19E|
D19E-937 at Bình Thuận Station on 2012-02-27
The series is one of the most recently acquired by state railway company Vietnam Railways; 40 were in service as of 2005, 80 in 2012. The series, of the diesel electric type China Railways CKD7F, was constructed by Chinese manufacturer CSR Ziyang Locomotive Co., Ltd..
No. 901 to 920 (built 2003—2004) and 921 to 940 (built 2006—2007) have a more angular body. No. 941 to 960 (built 2007—2008) were built with a rounded front; in No. 961 to 980 (built 2011—2012) the windows and headlights were modified and the front air intake omitted. From No. 941 the final assembly took place at the Gia Lâm works of Vietnam Railways.
Accidents and incidentsEdit
On 24 May 2018 locomotive No 927 was crashed in Thanh Hoa when it hit the lorry. The accident happened because the railway security was irresponsible.