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Dutch Railways Mat ’54 “Hondekop”
Netherlands | 1954 | 153 produced
An EID-2 in the sixties
An EID-2 in the sixties
Utrechts Archief Nr. 151705

From 1954, these multiple units shaped the image of Dutch railways and were known as “Hondekop” (“dog snout”) because of their appearance. From 1968 they received the well-known yellow livery. There were two-car trains in which one bogie was powered in each car and four-car trains in which all axles in both end cars were powered. In addition to a total of 141 trains from the Dutch State Railways, the Belgian State Railways received twelve trains that were also operational under 3,000 volts. The decommissioning took place between 1989 and 1996.

VariantEID-2EID-4
General
Built1954-1962
ManufacturerAllan of Rotterdam, Beijnes, Werkspoor
Axle configB-2+2-B B-B+2-2+2-2+B-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats104236
Dimensions and Weights
Length165 ft 4 1/4 in323 ft 5 7/8 in
Empty weight242,508 lbs462,970 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Hourly power912 hp (680 kW)1,824 hp (1,360 kW)
Top speed87 mph
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last changed: 03/2022
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