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Shunting Electric Locomotives without Carrying Axles[Inhalt]
Henschel EA 500
Germany | 1966 | 2 produced
RAG No. 290 in the Henrichshütte LWL Industrial Museum in Hattingen
RAG No. 290 in the Henrichshütte LWL Industrial Museum in Hattingen
MPW57
General
Built1966
ManufacturerHenschel
Axle configB 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system15.000 V 16⅔ Hz
Continuous power483 hp (360 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
industry
switcher
last changed: 10 2023
North Eastern class ES1
Great Britain | 1903 | 2 produced
H. F. Parshall, H. M. Hobart, „Electric railway engineering”, 1907
General
Built1903-1904
ManufacturerBritish Thomson-Houston, Brush Traction
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length37 ft 11 in
Wheelbase27 ft
Service weight125,443 lbs
Adhesive weight125,443 lbs
Axle load31,306 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system600-630 V
Top speed27 mph
Starting effort25,000 lbf
Engine output640 hp (477 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
switcher
prototype
last changed: 10 2023
Swiss Federal Railways Ee 6/6II
later Ee 961
Switzerland | 1980 | 10 produced
No. 16816 in June 2020 in Lausanne/Denges-Echandes
No. 16816 in June 2020 in Lausanne/Denges-Echandes
Joachim Lutz

In 1980, the SBB had ten heavy class Ee 6/6II shunting locomotives built. The mechanical part came from SLM Winterthur, while BBC was responsible for the electrical part. It used converter technology, making it the second locomotive of this type on the SBB. Structurally, the Ee 6/6II was similar to many diesel shunters, i.e. it had a supporting frame, a central driver's cab and lower and narrower superstructures to enable visibility in both directions. There was a pantograph on the cab roof, which was used for driving in both directions.

They replaced the last Ce 6/8II that were still used in shunting service. They were mainly used for service on electrified humps in marshalling yards. Now and then they also ran freight trains on routes of 100 kilometers and more, for which the top speed of 85 km/h was still sufficient. The career of the locomotives, now known as the Ee 961, ended after a little more than 40 years. By the beginning of 2021, all of them had already been decommissioned and scrapping began shortly thereafter.

General
Built1980
Manufacturermechanical part: SLM, electrical part: BBC
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length57 ft 1 1/16 in
Wheelbase40 ft 0 5/16 in
Fixed wheelbase12 ft 5 5/8 in
Service weight235,894 lbs
Adhesive weight235,894 lbs
Axle load39,242 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system15.000 V 16⅔ Hz
Hourly power979 hp (730 kW)
Top speed53 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
switcher
last changed: 09/2022
Hungarian State Railways series V46
Hungary | 1983 | 60 produced
V46 123 in August 2009 in Kecskemét
V46 123 in August 2009 in Kecskemét
Beroes
General
Built1983-1991
ManufacturerGanz-MÁVAG
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length47 ft 4 1/2 in
Service weight176,370 lbs
Adhesive weight176,370 lbs
Axle load44,092 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Continuous power1,073 hp (800 kW)
Top speed50 mph
Starting effort59,799 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
switcher
last changed: 09 2023
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