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Electric Locomotives from Australia and Oceania[Inhalt]
Electrische Staats Spoorwegen class 3000
Dutch East Indies | 1924 | 4 produced
ESS 3002
ESS 3002
Holec Historisch Genootschap

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Staatsspoorwegen in the Dutch East Indies, the line between Batavia (today Jakarta) and Buitenzorg (today Bogor) was electrified in 1925. Direct current with 1,500 volts was used and the required locomotives were obtained from different manufacturers in the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. For use in front of express trains on the flatter routes, four six-axle locomotives were used, the mechanical part of which came from SLM and the electrical part from BBC.

The Java bogie was used for the first time on these locomotives, which SLM later successfully used on several locomotives. In addition to the two driving axles fixed in the middle of the frame, there was one of these bogies at each end of the locomotive, each consisting of a leading and a driving axle. The pivot point was close to the driving axles, so that the one-sided Buchli drive could also be attached to these driving axles

In the years 1924 and 1927 two of these vehicles were delivered each, which were given the numbers 3001 to 3004. At the KAI they were later given numbers 1 to 4. They remained in service throughout their lives on the same line and were retired in 1976 after being replaced by Nippon Sharyo EMUs

General
Built1924, 1927
Manufacturermechanical part: SLM, electrical part: BBC
Axle config1A-B-A1 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length41 ft 1 5/16 in
Wheelbase29 ft 4 3/4 in
Fixed wheelbase5 ft 10 7/8 in
Service weight149,914 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Hourly power1,381 hp (1,030 kW)
Continuous power1,073 hp (800 kW)
Top speed56 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
last changed: 01/2023
New South Wales class 46
Australia | 1956 | 40 produced
No. 4638 parked at the Broadmeadow turntable in January 2013
No. 4638 parked at the Broadmeadow turntable in January 2013
Shed Rat
General
Built1956-1958
ManufacturerMetropolitan-Vickers, Beyer, Peacock & Co.
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length53 ft 11 1/4 in
Wheelbase41 ft
Service weight250,880 lbs
Adhesive weight250,880 lbs
Axle load41,888 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Hourly power3,780 hp (2,819 kW)
Continuous power3,400 hp (2,535 kW)
Top speed70 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
freight
last changed: 10 2023
New Zealand Railways class EB
New Zealand | 1925 | 5 produced
No. 26 in 1930 at the workshop in Woburn, Lower Hutt
No. 26 in 1930 at the workshop in Woburn, Lower Hutt
Albert Percy Godber
Eb 25 after the rebuild to a diesel locomotive
Eb 25 after the rebuild to a diesel locomotive
Museum of Transport and Technology

In 1925, the NZR had a battery locomotive built for shunting by the Goodman Manufacturing Co. in the USA. Four more were built in New Zealand four years later. The class designation was EB for “Electric Battery”. A total of 120 battery cells delivered an output of 32 hp. Although new batteries would have been needed shortly before the start of the Second World War, they were not replaced. It was not until the 1950s that they were rebuilt to diesel-electric locomotives with twice the power while retaining the traction motors. The central driver's cab was replaced with an end driver's cab. They were retired in the second half of the 1970s.

Variantas builtmodernized
General
Built1925, 19291953
ManufacturerGoodman Manufacturing Company, Hillside
Axle configB 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length20 ft 4 in
Service weight26,900 lbs
Adhesive weight26,900 lbs
Axle load13,450 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - batterydiesel-electric
Hourly power32 hp (24 kW)64 hp (48 kW)
Top speed12 mph
EngineAEC Comet Mark III
Engine type6-cyl. diesel
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
diesel locomotive
switcher
battery
last changed: 07/2023
New Zealand Railways class EF
originally class 30
New Zealand | 1986 | 22 produced
30232 and 30226 in November 2010 en route from Feilding to Halcombe
30232 and 30226 in November 2010 en route from Feilding to Halcombe
Cody Cooper

In the early 1980s, electrification of a 255-mile section of the North Island Main Trunk (NIMT) began to increase train weights and speeds on the topographically challenging line. So the most powerful locomotives in New Zealand were built at Brush in Great Britain. They were initially plagued by many problems with the transformers.

From 2006 they were equipped with AAR couplers to be able to pull heavier trains. The withdrawals began in 2016, but this changed relatively quickly. Now, in the interest of environmental protection, further sections of the NIMT will be electrified and twelve of the remaining EF class locomotives will be modernized. The first of these went back into service in 2022.

General
Built1986-1988
ManufacturerBrush Traction
Axle configB-B-B 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length64 ft 3 5/8 in
Service weight235,894 lbs
Adhesive weight235,894 lbs
Axle load39,315 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Continuous power4,023 hp (3,000 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
freight
passenger
last changed: 02/2024
Queensland Railways classes 3100 and 3200
Australia | 1986 | 63 produced
3102 and 3255 around 1991 on the Goonyella route
3102 and 3255 around 1991 on the Goonyella route
Ellis678
Variant31003200
General
Built1986-1989
ManufacturerComeng, Hitachi
Axle configB-B-B 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length63 ft 7 in
Service weight242,067 lbs264,113 lbs
Adhesive weight242,067 lbs264,113 lbs
Axle load40,345 lbs44,020 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Continuous power3,889 hp (2,900 kW)
Top speed50 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
freight
last changed: 08 2023
Queensland Railways class 3700
Rebuilt from... classes 3100 and 3200
Australia | 2007 | 63 produced
3701 in November 2008
3701 in November 2008
Andreas Nagel
General
Built2007
ManufacturerSiemens, UGL Rail
Axle configB-B-B 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length63 ft 7 in
Service weight277,782 lbs
Adhesive weight277,782 lbs
Axle load47,399 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Continuous power5,364 hp (4,000 kW)
Top speed50 mph
Starting effort112,404 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
freight
last changed: 09 2023
Queensland Railways class 3800 (Siemens Mobility E40 AG-V1)
Australia | 2006 | 100 produced
No. 3811
No. 3811
Andreas Nagel
General
Built2006-2014
ManufacturerSiemens
Axle configB-B-B 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length66 ft 11 1/8 in
Service weight291,010 lbs
Adhesive weight291,010 lbs
Axle load48,502 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Continuous power5,364 hp (4,000 kW)
Top speed50 mph
Starting effort118,025 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
freight
last changed: 09 2023
Victorian Railways class E
Australia | 1923 | 12 produced
E 1101 on an official press photo
E 1101 on an official press photo
Victorian Railways
E 1102 at the Newport Railway Museum
E 1102 at the Newport Railway Museum
Zzrbiker

At a time when Melbourne's suburban electrified network was the longest in the world, two steeplecab locomotives were ordered. They were used for shunting and freight trains and had the same traction equipment as the multiple units built at the time. In contrast to other steeplecabs, part of the electrical equipment, including the motor, was located between the cabs. A few years later, ten more were ordered with a boxcab body. They proved their superiority over steam locomotives and remained in service even after the introduction of the more modern class L electric locomotives. After two locomotives were destroyed in an accident in 1954, the remaining ten were scrapped between 1981 and 1984.

Variantsteeplecabboxcab
General
Built19231928-1929
ManufacturerNewport, Jolimont
Axle configB-B 
Gauge5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length36 ft 4 5/8 in39 ft 2 1/2 in
Service weight112,000 lbs123,200 lbs
Adhesive weight112,000 lbs123,200 lbs
Axle load28,000 lbs30,800 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Continuous power617 hp (460 kW)
Top speed40 mph
Starting effort24,500 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
freight
switcher
last changed: 08/2023
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