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French State Railway (État) E 501 to 523
French State Railway 2D2 5400
France | 1936 | 23 produced
SNCF 2D2 5413 at Le Mans on an old postcard
SNCF 2D2 5413 at Le Mans on an old postcard
Manufacturermechanical part: Fives-Lille, electrical part: CEM
Axle config2-D-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length58 ft 4 in
Fixed wheelbase7 ft 10 1/2 in
Service weight285,498 lbs
Adhesive weight176,370 lbs
Axle load44,092 lbs
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Continuous power4,104 hp (3,060 kW)
Top speed87 mph
Power Plant
Calculated Values
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last changed: 04 2024

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