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Dutch Railways series 2200
Netherlands | 1955 | 150 produced
2273 in May 1960 in Minerva Harbor, Amsterdam
2273 in May 1960 in Minerva Harbor, Amsterdam
Nederlandse Spoorwegen / Het Utrechts Archief

To replace steam locomotives in freight traffic, the NS had the series 2200 built between 1955 and 1958. Baldwin and Westinghouse were involved in the development. They had only a cab at one end and a narrow engine compartment with running boards. The mechanical part was manufactured partly by Allan in the Netherlands and partly by Schneider in France, while the electrical part came from Heemaf.

Some of them were also used for passenger trains, with a steam heat car being used in colder weather. Some locomotives were even equipped for sandwich operation. Due to the decline in freight traffic, the first ones were retired between 1972 and 1974, and many only disappeared from 1985 onwards. The last ones were retired in 2003.

ManufacturerAllan of Rotterdam, Schneider, Heemaf
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length45 ft 11 9/16 in
Service weight158,733 lbs
Adhesive weight158,733 lbs
Axle load39,683 lbs
Power sourcediesel-electric
Top speed62 mph
Starting effort41,590 lbf
EngineStork/Superior 40C-LX-8
Engine type8-cyl. diesel
Engine output888 hp (662 kW)
Power Plant
Calculated Values
diesel locomotive
last changed: 01/2024

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