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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.

General
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
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
Boiler
Calculated Values
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last changed: 02/2023
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