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German Reichsbahn E 93
German Federal Railway class 193
Germany | 1933 | 18 produced
193 008 in May 2005 at the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant
193 008 in May 2005 at the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant
Heinz Seehagel

The E 93 was developed to be able to increase the train weights on the Geislinger Steige to 1,200 tonnes. Like the E 44 it had nose-suspended motors but was designed as a crocodile with the main machinery room and driver's cabs on a bridge frame and large hoods mounted on the bogies. It formed the basis for the more well-known E 94. The use in regular service on the Bundesbahn ended in 1976 and the last locomotives were used as helper locomotives until 1984, still on the Geislinger Steige.

VariantE 93 01 to 04E 93 05 to 18
Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length58 ft 0 7/8 in
Service weight258,381 lbs259,263 lbs
Adhesive weight258,381 lbs259,263 lbs
Axle load43,211 lbs43,431 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system15.000 V 16⅔ Hz
Hourly power3,355 hp (2,502 kW)
Continuous power2,969 hp (2,214 kW)
Top speed40 mph43 mph
Starting effort79,358 lbf
Power Plant
Calculated Values
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last changed: 02/2023

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