In 2010 Siemens presented new Vectron family as successor for successful Taurus locos. The customer has the choice between four electric and one diesel electric versions. The locos develop 5200 kW (DC version) or 6400 kW (single AC, DC+AC version). Depending on gear ratio the locos reach a maximum speed of 160 or 200 km/h. For shunting service on non-electric tracks users can buy a Diesel Power Module with a 180 kW diesel motor.
In the late 1970s DR in German Democratic Republic ordered an multi-purpose electric loco. 646 units were produced. The four motor BR 243 (renumbered for BR 143 in 1994) reaches a maximum speed of 120 km/h. In Western Germany 143 successfully replaced worn out electrics BR 140/141 and 110 in commuter service.
In 1994 DB AG had ordered 145 total new four-axle electric loco for fast passenger service. The 6400 HP locos had been delivered between 1996 and 1999 and reach a maximum speed of 220 km/h. DB uses the locos also in freight service in the nights.
Bombardier developed the second 185 generation from the 185.1, which goes back to the original Traxx 145. The acoustic difference is mainly due to the modified converter system. The locomotives have an output of 5600 kW and reach a top speed of 140 km/h. Bombardier delivered an impressive 145 of the 393 units built internally as the F140 AC2 to leasing companies and private railways.
Apart from the modified crash-optimized locomotive body, the second 185 generation can be distinguished from the first generation by a different noise development. The acoustically striking difference is mainly due to the modified AC converter system. The tripod bearing drive was also retained on the two-system locomotive internally designated as the F140 MS2. Under AC conditions, the four-axle vehicles deliver 5,600 kW and reach a top speed of 140 km/h. Under DC contact lines, the power is more…
In 1965 German Deutsche Bundesbahn developed a six axle electric loco for fast passenger service. The unique design made the E03 (later 103) for the most famous German electric loco. All sample of the three designs reached a maximum speed of 200 km/h. Although they were developed only for light trains the 103 succeeded in heavy intercity service for more than 30 years.Engineer/driver mode:
F4 - Pantograph up / down (only available in Engineer/driver mode). Engineer/driver mode switch on with more…
For passenger service on main lines German Deutsche Bundesbahn DB received electric loco E10 001 in 1952. The four axle loco developed 3680 kW and reached a maximum speed of 130 km/h.
In 1928 German Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (DRG) received 38 samples of electric 2-8-2 loco E17. The eight motor locos reached a maximum speed of 120 km/h and were used by DB untill 1980. DR scrapped the final two locos in 1968.
Electric loco E18 had been the most important electric loco for passenger service of former Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (DRG). Between 1935 and 1940 53 samples of E18 had been built. The locos reached a maximum speed of 150 km/h and stayed in service till 1985 (DB) and 1992 (DR).