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Turkish State Railway E 68000
Turkey | 2013 | 80 produced
E 68017 in July 2016 in Alpullu
E 68017 in July 2016 in Alpullu

The E 68000 is an electric multi-purpose locomotive developed by Hyundai Rotem for the Turkish State Railways. Škoda supplied the electrical equipment. Only the first eight locomotives were built in South Korea, all others were built at Tülomsaş in Turkey. Compared to the older, six-axle class E 43000 locomotives, they have lower tractive power, which initially proved to be a problem when starting heavy trains on inclines. Although there is a need for hundreds of more electric locomotives in Turkey, they apparently decided against producing more E 68000s.

ManufacturerHyundai Rotem, Tülomsaş, Škoda
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length65 ft 7 3/8 in
Service weight189,597 lbs
Adhesive weight189,597 lbs
Axle load47,399 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Continuous power6,705 hp (5,000 kW)
Top speed87 mph
Power Plant
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
three-phase AC
last changed: 10/2023

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