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SNCB/NMBS HLE 27 N XL L M4

Between 1984 and 1987, the Belgian State Railways SNCB/NMBS purchased 60 samples of the HLE 27 electric multi-purpose locomotive for the 3kV DC net. The four-axle locomotives produce 4380 kW and reach a top speed of 160 km/h and initially hauled almost exclusively inter-city trains. As part of a social project, locomotive 2711 broke the world record for the longest passenger train in the world at the time in 1991 with 70 passenger cars. In 2006, all locomotives were equipped with push-pull more…

ET403 DB N XL L M4

In 1973, the Deutsche Bundesbahn DB received three electric multiple units for inter-city express transport. All 16 axles of the four-part vehicle were powered. As was usual at the time, the trains only had first class places. Due to the small number of units, various assemblies from the already proven ET 420 S-Bahn multiple unit were installed, which enabled a reasonably secure stock of spare parts for wearing parts. The output was 3840 kW, the maximum speed in passenger operation was 200 more…

BR Class 57 (EMD 12 645F3B) N XL L M4

The emergence of the Class 57 went back to the idea of the British freight train service provider Freightliner, founded in the 1990s, who wanted to buy some of the state-owned British Rail Class 47s, which were prone to damage and were inefficient, and wanted to use them again after modernization. As a life-prolonging measure, for example, the 12-cylinder diesel engine 12-645 from EMD, which has been tried and tested ten thousand times over, was installed, which accelerated the six-axle vehicle more…

BR 151 N XL L M4

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…

DE2700/ Di6/ ME26 N XL L M4

Based on the diesel-electric series DE 1024 with three-phase power transmission, MaK and Siemens developed the Di6 for the Norwegian State Railways NSB. The MaK 12M282 diesel engine developed 2650 kW at 1000 rpm and generated the power for the six traction motors. Since the locomotive with its top speed of 160 km/h was also to be used in heavy passenger train service, it was fitted with a train heating system. The twelve locomotives had various problems, two locomotives burned out. After more…

MaK DE1024 N XL L M4

In 1989, MaK (vehicle part) and ABB (electrical part) developed the DE 1024 diesel-electric series with three-phase power transmission for demonstration purposes. The MaK 12M282 diesel engine developed 2650 kW at 1000 rpm and generated the power for the six traction motors. Since the locomotive with its maximum speed of 160 km/h was also to be used in heavy passenger train service, it was fitted with a train heating system. The Deutsche Bundesbahn DB rented the three prototypes on a long-term more…

BR01.10 Kohle N XL L M4

In 1939, Schwartzkopff delivered the model locomotive and the 55 series locomotives for the heavy express train service. The German Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft canceled the further orders because of the start of the war. The 2,120 hp three-cylinder locomotives all had streamlined cladding, which was partially dismantled during the course of the Second World War to simplify maintenance and due to lack of necessity. All 55 locomotives survived the war, but massive damage to the boilers soon became more…

BR01.10 Oel N XL L M4

In 1939, Schwartzkopff delivered the pre-series sample and the 55 series locomotives for the heavy express train service. The German Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft canceled the further orders because of the start of the war. All 55 three-cylinder locomotives survived the war, but massive damage to the boilers soon became apparent, which is why the Deutsche Bundesbahn DB fitted the locomotives with new boilers from 1953 onwards. Despite the BR V200 diesel locomotives having been working in the same more…

RhB Schöma Tm2/2 115-120 N XL L M4

To modernize the shunting operation, the Rhaetian Railway RhB ordered ten diesel-hydraulic shunting tractors from the German manufacturer Schöma. The vehicles are very similar to the 420 CT 4H type purchased from RACO from 1991. The second series, comprising six vehicles, was put into operation by the RhB with track numbers 115-120. The two-axle vehicles are powered by a six-cylinder Cummins QSX diesel engine with an impressive 336 kW, which transfers its power to a three-speed converter more…

RhB Schöma Tm2/2 111-114 N XL L M4

To modernize the shunting operation, the Rhaetian Railway RhB ordered ten diesel-hydraulic shunting tractors from the German manufacturer Schöma. The vehicles are very similar to the 420 CT 4H type purchased from RACO from 1991. The RhB put the Schöma tractors into operation between 2001 and 2004 as the Tm 2/2 with track numbers 111 to 120. The first four two-axle vehicles designated by the manufacturer as type DFL-250 DCL are powered by a six-cylinder N14 Cummins diesel engine with an more…