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Dutch Railways ICM “Koploper”
Netherlands | 1977 | 144 produced
No. 4075 in June 2009 in Haarlem
No. 4075 in June 2009 in Haarlem
Joost J. Bakker

These multiple units, the prototypes of which were built in 1977, still provide an important part of intercity services in the Netherlands. The designation ICM stands for “Intercitymaterieel”, but the trains are better known under the name “Koploper” (“head runner”) due to the gangways at the ends. The car body part comes from Talbot in Aachen, the electrical part from Oerlikon and Holec. The first three series each consist of three cars with two powered bogies and the last two series of four cars with three powered bogies. From 2006, they were modernized technically and an in the interior and have since been referred to as ICMm.

VariantICM-0 to 2ICM-3 and 4
General
Built1977, 1983-19901990-1994
Manufacturermechanical part: Talbot, electrical part: Oerlikon, Holec
Axle configB-B+2-2+2-2 B-B+B-2+2-2+2-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats187253
Dimensions and Weights
Length264 ft 5 1/4 in351 ft 4 9/16 in
Service weight317,465 lbs423,287 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Hourly power1,690 hp (1,260 kW)2,535 hp (1,890 kW)
Top speed99 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
regional
long distance
last changed: 03/2023
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