Electric loco 111 of Deutsche Bundesbahn DB was purchased for fast passenger service on main lines. The four traction motors develop 3620 kW and enable the loco to reach 160 km/h. For consist use with heavy Intercity trains some locos received new pantographs. Some years ago all of the locos were given to DB Regio for push-pull operation.
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 1956 Deutsche Bundesbahn received the first sample of electric E41 (later BR 141) for lite commuter and freight service. The loco delivers 2400 kW and reaches a maximum speed of 120 km/h. Out of the factory any of the locos wore the the equipment for push-pull-service and multi-traction-service. In the late 1980s DB installed modern push-pull-electronics to use with modern S-Bahn and double stack commuter cars. Last 141 quitted service in 2006.
BR 151 For around 40 years the Class BR 151 represented the most important type for traction of fast and heavy freight trains for the State Railway of Federal Republic of Germany (DB). At the time of origin in the early 1970s the six axle loco were faster then any more more…
Bavarian fast train four-cylinder steam locomotive S 3/6 was produce in 15 series between 1908 and 1931. The locos developed 1770 HP and reached a maximum speed of 120 km/h. The locos were famous for pulling international luxury trains like “Rheingold” or “Wien-Oostende-Express”.
electric locomotive DB type 181/184 for transnational operation between Germany and France