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.
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.
electric locomotive DB type 181/184 for transnational operation between Germany and France
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.
For high-speed passenger service the German DB AG ordered 50 units of electric trains ICE 3. Delivery started in 1999. Four of the eight cars are motor cars that develop 8000 kW in complete. The ICE 3 reach a maximum speed of 330 km/h. The mono-system trains are numbered Class 403. For cross border service in Belgium, France and the Netherlands another 17 units of four-system train of Class 406.
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…
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 new electric locomotive class 187 Bombardier used its experience with American ALP-45DP locos. The 187 develops 5600 kW in all electric mode and reaches a maximum speed of 140 km/h. A 180 kW diesel motor enables the loco to pull a train upon non-electrified tracks with 50 km/h. The first three samples of class 187 were bought by Railpool leasing company. Those locos were leased to Swiss BLS railway. ===> (swiss radio communication selectable via CV 48 = 1) <===