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South African classes 6E and 6E1
South Africa | 1969 | 942 produced
Triple workig of E1952, E1813 and E1818 in October 2007 at Bellville, Cape Town
Triple workig of E1952, E1813 and E1818 in October 2007 at Bellville, Cape Town
Col André Kritzinger
Variant6E, 6E1 series 1 to 86E1 series 9
General
Built1969-19811981-1982
ManufacturerUnion Carriage & Wagon
Axle configB-B 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length50 ft 10 in
Wheelbase37 ft 1/16 in
Fixed wheelbase11 ft 3 in
Service weight196,000 lbs197,950 lbs
Adhesive weight196,000 lbs197,950 lbs
Axle load49,000 lbs49,488 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system3,000 V
Continuous power3,020 hp (2,252 kW)
Top speed70 mph
Starting effort70,000 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
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last changed: 08 2023
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