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German Reichsbahn E 75
German Federal Railway class 175
Germany | 1927 | 31 produced
E 75 09 with a local train at the anniversary parade for 150 years of German railways in Nuremberg
E 75 09 with a local train at the anniversary parade for 150 years of German railways in Nuremberg
Manfred Kopka

In order to improve the running characteristics of the E 77, the E 75 was developed with a one-piece frame. The powered axles were further divided into two groups, but here they were mounted within the frame. Contrary to expectations, the running smoothness hardly improved, so that the speed could only be increased from 65 to 70 km/h. Of the 79 E 75s ordered, only 31 were ultimately delivered. They were used in front of passenger and freight trains and after the Second World War were mostly used by the Bundesbahn. Three were modernized in the early 1960s and the last commercial operations took place in 1972.

Manufacturermechanical part: Maffei, LHW, BMAG, electrical part: MSW, BEW
Axle config1-BB-1 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length50 ft 5 1/2 in
Service weight233,249 lbs
Adhesive weight172,974 lbs
Axle load43,387 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system15.000 V 16⅔ Hz
Hourly power2,521 hp (1,880 kW)
Continuous power2,146 hp (1,600 kW)
Top speed43 mph
Starting effort52,830 lbf
Power Plant
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
rod drive
last changed: 04/2023

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