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German Federal Railway ET 30
later class 430
Germany | 1956 | 24 produced
ET 30 at the anniversary parade 150 years of German railways in Nuremberg
ET 30 at the anniversary parade 150 years of German railways in Nuremberg
Manfred Kopka

ET 30 referred to 24 electric multiple units that were built in 1956 for local express trains in the Ruhr area. They were based on the ET 56, but had a significantly higher output and more modern traction electrics. There was no electric brake. At each end there was a power car with a driver's cab and between them usually one, sometimes two trailer cars with the designation EM 30.

Due to the lack of electrification, they were first used in the Munich and Nuremberg area and were later transferred to the Ruhr area. From 1968, the power cars were designated as class 430 and the trailer cars as the class 830. They were taken out of service between 1980 and 1985.

ManufacturerUerdingen, MAN, Fuchs, Westwaggon, WMD Donauwörth, Wegmann, SSW, AEG, BBC
Axle configB-2+2-2+2-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length263 ft 7 3/4 in
Empty weight295,419 lbs
Service weight326,284 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system15.000 V 16⅔ Hz
Hourly power2,360 hp (1,760 kW)
Continuous power2,146 hp (1,600 kW)
Top speed75 mph
Power Plant
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last changed: 04/2024

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