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German Reichsbahn E 11
later class 211 and DB AG class 109
Germany | 1961 | 96 produced
211 839 in May 1991 probably in Apolda
211 839 in May 1991 probably in Apolda
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The first electric locomotive that the GDR developed after the Second World War was a four-axle universal locomotive with a top speed of 120 km/h. For cost reasons, a quill drive was dispensed with and nose-suspended motors were installed. From the E 11, the E 42 was developed with a top speed of only 100 km/h. The production of the E 11 lasted until 1977 and after the reunification there was still a large part of the locomotives in service. DB AG retired the last of the locomotives now running as class 109 in 1998, some of them came to private operators.

Built1961-1963, 1970-1977
ManufacturerLEW Hennigsdorf
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length53 ft 4 3/16 in
Wheelbase37 ft 0 7/8 in
Fixed wheelbase11 ft 5 13/16 in
Service weight181,881 lbs
Adhesive weight181,881 lbs
Axle load45,636 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system15.000 V 16⅔ Hz
Hourly power3,916 hp (2,920 kW)
Continuous power3,674 hp (2,740 kW)
Top speed75 mph
Starting effort48,559 lbf
Power Plant
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
last changed: 02/2023

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