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Mixed Traffic Electric Locomotives without Carrying Axles[Inhalt]
Belgian Railway type 120
later HLE 28
Belgium | 1949 | 3 produced
2802 in October 1991 shunting an international passenger train in Brussels
2802 in October 1991 shunting an international passenger train in Brussels
Phil Richards

After the Second World War, the Belgian State Railways were looking for electric locomotives suitable for series production. On the one hand, the Type 101 was procured, which was based on series models already used in France, and the Type 121, which was developed in Switzerland and built in Belgium with some components from Switzerland. On the other hand, three independent locomotives were developed and built by the Belgian company Baume & Marpent. These were designated Type 120 and were used in regular service from 1950.

It was a contemporary design with a cuboid but slightly rounded body, four individually powered axles and no carrying axles. These were designed for the 3,000 volt DC system used in Belgium, which had been in place since 1935 and would expand in the post-war period. The produced quantity stagnated at three, these were delivered in two shades of green and later got yellow stripes on the fronts to increase visibility. The locomotives became the HLE 20 in 1971 and just two years later they were again redesignated the HLE 28 in favor of a new class. They spent their final years shunting empty passenger trains for Brussels Midi station and were retired by 1996. Today the number 28 is used by a variant of the Bombardier TRAXX.

General
Built1949
ManufacturerBaume & Marpent
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length56 ft 4 3/8 in
Service weight185,188 lbs
Adhesive weight185,188 lbs
Axle load46,297 lbs
Power
Hourly power2,662 hp (1,985 kW)
Continuous power2,172 hp (1,620 kW)
Top speed81 mph
Starting effort44,063 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
freight
last changed: 03/2022
Belgian Railway types 122, 123, 125 and 140
later HLE 22, 23, 25 and 25.5
Belgium | 1953 | 155 produced
2316 in 2011 together with a second class 23 locomotive, you can see the cables for the multiple control
2316 in 2011 together with a second class 23 locomotive, you can see the cables for the multiple control
Marc Ryckaert

The first electric locomotives to be procured in large numbers in post-war Belgium were the later HLE 22, 23 and 25. These were four-axle locomotives with a top speed of 130 km/h, an hourly output of 1,880 kW and a continuous output of 1,740 kW. The original version was the type 122, of which 50 examples were built between 1953 and 1954. Initially, they were only designed for 3,000 volts direct current and had ventilation grilles in the roof area, which later turned out to be problematic with regard to the ingress of rain. They were designated as Series 22 in the new numbering scheme of 1971.

Due to the problems with the arrangement of the ventilation grilles, the type 123 was built between 1955 and 1957, in which the grilles were arranged in the lower area of the side walls. Since these locomotives were also intended to pull heavier freight trains, the weight was increased by five tonnes. After 83 examples of the 123, further examples were built in 1960 and 1961, which were again three tonnes lighter than the type 122. These were 16 of the type 125 and six of the type 140. The latter were distinguished by the fact that they were designed for 140 km/h with another gear ratio. Since the ten additional km/h did not pay off considering the loss of tractive power, this was converted to 130 km/h and classified as type 125. From 1971 the types 123 and 125 became the HLE 23 and 25.

In 1971, an HLE 23 locomotive was fitted with a streamlined paneling on one side and was operated at up to 200 km/h in test runs. Other HLE 23 locomotives were later equipped for multiple working and were then often found in pairs in front of freight trains. Eight examples of the HLE 25 were equipped in the 1970s as the first Belgian locomotives for push-pull operation with one locomotive at each end of the train. They were designated HLE 25.5 and were later partly superseded by newly built control cars at one end of the train. Some of the HLE 23, 25 and 25.5 locomotives were also adapted for operation under 1,500 volts DC in the Netherlands. In the 21st century, the locomotives were mostly only used for freight trains. In 2009, most examples were still in service but then faced rapid retirement and the last examples of the 25.5 disappeared in 2012.

Variant222325, 25.5
General
Built1953-19541955-19571960-1961
ManufacturerNiv, SEMG, ACECBN, SEMG, ACECBN, ACEC
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length59 ft 0 11/16 in
Service weight191,802 lbs202,825 lbs185,188 lbs
Adhesive weight191,802 lbs202,825 lbs185,188 lbs
Axle load47,950 lbs50,706 lbs46,297 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system3,000 V1,500 V, 3,000 V
Hourly power2,521 hp (1,880 kW)
Continuous power2,333 hp (1,740 kW)
Top speed81 mph
Starting effort44,063 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
freight
last changed: 03/2022
Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon Railway Re 4/4
later Re 425
Switzerland | 1964 | 35 produced
Re 425 186 “Leissigen” in February 2016 in Brig
Re 425 186 “Leissigen” in February 2016 in Brig
Markus Eigenheer / ÖV Schweiz Normalspur and Schmalspur
Variant161-174175-195
General
Built1964-1983
Manufacturermechanical part: SLM, electrical part: BBC
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length49 ft 6 1/2 in50 ft 9 1/16 in
Wheelbase35 ft 1 1/4 in
Fixed wheelbase9 ft 2 1/4 in
Service weight176,370 lbs
Adhesive weight176,370 lbs
Axle load44,092 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system15.000 V 16⅔ Hz
Continuous power6,678 hp (4,980 kW)
Top speed87 mph
Starting effort70,590 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
freight
last changed: 09 2023
British Rail class 71
originally type HA, E5000
Great Britain | 1958 | 24 produced
E5001 in December 1991 at Ashford works' 150th anniversary celebrations
E5001 in December 1991 at Ashford works' 150th anniversary celebrations
Barry Lewis

The class 71, initially known as the type HA, was a locomotive for third rail electrified lines. Depending on the region, they were operated with 650 or 750 volts. For station areas with many points, in which there was an overhead line instead of the third rail, they had a pantograph on the center roof. To overcome short non-electrified gaps, they had a flywheel to maintain speed. Nevertheless, the first ten locomotives were converted to diesel locomotives as early as the 1960s because they had competition from the class 73 electro-diesel locomotives. The latter ultimately led to all remaining locomotives being withdrawn at the same time in 1977.

General
Built1958-1960
ManufacturerDoncaster
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Service weight172,400 lbs
Adhesive weight172,400 lbs
Axle load43,211 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system650 V, 750 V
Hourly power2,552 hp (1,903 kW)
Continuous power2,300 hp (1,715 kW)
Top speed90 mph
Starting effort43,800 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
third rail
freight
passenger
last changed: 04/2023
British Rail class 76
originally E26000
Great Britain | 1941 | 58 produced
76013 in February 1980 in front of another class 76 loco at Orgreave
76013 in February 1980 in front of another class 76 loco at Orgreave
Phil Sangwell / 76013 Orgreave
General
Built1941, 1950-1953
ManufacturerGorton, Doncaster
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length50 ft 4 in
Service weight196,896 lbs
Adhesive weight196,896 lbs
Axle load49,224 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Hourly power1,868 hp (1,393 kW)
Continuous power1,300 hp (969 kW)
Top speed65 mph
Starting effort45,000 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
freight
passenger
last changed: 09 2023
British Rail class 86
originally E3101
Great Britain | 1965 | 100 produced
Freightliner 86613 and 86610 in September 2004 at Ipswich
Freightliner 86613 and 86610 in September 2004 at Ipswich
Phil Scott
Variantprototypesseries86101-86103
General
Built1965-1966
ManufacturerDoncaster, English Electric
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length58 ft 6 in
Wheelbase43 ft 6 in
Fixed wheelbase10 ft 9 in
Service weight181,440 lbs
Adhesive weight181,440 lbs
Axle load50,175 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Continuous power3,600 hp (2,685 kW)4,040 hp (3,013 kW)5,000 hp (3,729 kW)
Top speed100 mph110 mph
Starting effort60,000 lbf58,000 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
freight
passenger
last changed: 09 2023
British Rail class 90
Great Britain | 1987 | 50 produced
Virgin Trains 90015 “The International Brigades Spain 1936-1939” at Carlisle in August 2004
Virgin Trains 90015 “The International Brigades Spain 1936-1939” at Carlisle in August 2004
Phil Scott
General
Built1987-1990
ManufacturerBREL
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length61 ft 6 in
Wheelbase43 ft 6 in
Fixed wheelbase10 ft 9 in
Service weight186,368 lbs
Adhesive weight186,368 lbs
Axle load46,592 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Continuous power5,000 hp (3,729 kW)
Top speed110 mph
Starting effort58,000 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
freight
last changed: 08 2023
British Rail class 92
Great Britain | 1993 | 46 produced
92014 in the livery of the Caledonian Sleeper at London Euston in March 2017
92014 in the livery of the Caledonian Sleeper at London Euston in March 2017
Train Photos
General
Built1993-1996
ManufacturerABB, Brush Traction
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length70 ft 1 in
Wheelbase56 ft 6 in
Fixed wheelbase14 ft 1 in
Service weight277,760 lbs
Adhesive weight277,760 lbs
Axle load46,293 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC/DC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz, 750 V
Hourly power6,760 hp (5,041 kW)
Top speed87 mph
Starting effort90,000 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
third rail
freight
passenger
multi-system
last changed: 08 2023
Canadian National Boxcab Electric
Canada | 1917 | 6 produced
No. 6713 in October 1987 in Val Royal, Quebec
No. 6713 in October 1987 in Val Royal, Quebec
Roger Puta
General
Built1917
ManufacturerGeneral Electric
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Service weight174,000 lbs
Adhesive weight174,000 lbs
Axle load43,500 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system2,400 V
Top speed55 mph
Starting effort19,500 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
freight
last changed: 09 2023
China Railway SS3 and SS3B
China | 1978 | 1,763 produced
SS3B-5017 in August 2019 in Ganshuibei
SS3B-5017 in August 2019 in Ganshuibei
MNXANL
SS3-6024 in November 2011
SS3-6024 in November 2011
Yí yuán xinju
VariantSS3SS3B
General
Built1978-2009
ManufacturerDatong, Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Works, Ziyang
Axle configC-C C-C+C-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length70 ft 3 1/8 in136 ft 6 7/16 in
Fixed wheelbase14 ft 1 5/16 in
Service weight304,238 lbs608,475 lbs
Adhesive weight304,238 lbs608,475 lbs
Axle load50,706 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Hourly power6,437 hp (4,800 kW)12,874 hp (9,600 kW)
Continuous power5,793 hp (4,320 kW)11,586 hp (8,640 kW)
Top speed62 mph
Starting effort105,660 lbf211,320 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
freight
passenger
two-section
last changed: 09 2023
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