BR 120 had been the first DB loco with 3-phase motors. In 1980 five pre-series locos had been in test service. After many successful test runs e.g. in Austria, Switzerland and Sweden DB ordered another 60 locos in slightly improved design.
In the late 1930s the German DRG wanted to increase the weight of freight trains. Therefor six axle E94 had been developed. During WWII 146 samples were built. The six motor locos develop 3300 kW and reach a maximum speed of 90 km/h. After the war 44 locos were overtaken by Austrian Railway OEBB, another 23 were refitted by DR of German Democratic Republic of Germany. After building some new locos till 1956 the DB used 124 locos for heavy freight service. Sometimes the locos could be seen also more…
For service under 3 kV DC and 25 kV AC catenary Belgian State Railway SNCB and CFL of Luxembourg ordered multi-purpose electric loco at Alstom in 1998. The locos develop 5000 kW and reach a maximum speed of 200 km/h. The 60 Belgian locos are classified as HLE 13, the CFL numbered them Class 3000.