At the moment (May 2003), Deutsche Bahn operates a fleet of about 5,500 locomotives. Unsurprisingly, the lion's share is electric, while a substantial amount of diesels remain.

The locomotive classes are ordered by number, which means they're ordered by category. For the significance of the Baureihe (class) numbers, have a look at Deutsche Bahn locomotive numbering. I have not been able to provide links to the classes not yet noded because I don't have a complete reference on what classes exist. Noding continues, though the most important locos are listed by now.

Deutsche Bahn locomotive classes ordered by number

  • 101 -- flagship InterCity loco
  • 103 -- former queen of the German rails
  • 110 -- first post-war electric loco
  • 111 -- all-purpose and everywhere: "Everyone's talking about the weather. We don't."
  • 112 -- higher-tech daughter of the 114
  • 113 -- the Rheingold loco: a faster 110
  • 114 -- a faster 143
  • 120 -- revolutionary rotary AC technology
  • 140 -- vintage, yet still pulling freight trains
  • 141 -- lought and lightweight
  • 143 -- excellent GDR heritage
  • 145 -- a new generation of freight locomotives
  • 146 -- the "Regiolok"
  • 150 -- powerful
  • 151 -- friggin' powerful
  • 152 -- new heavy power for DB Cargo
  • 155 -- the East German word for friggin' powerful
  • 182 -- DB's Taurus
  • 185 -- international freight
  • 189 -- touring 15 countries: the "Eurolok"
  • 215 -- diesel power for steam-heated trains
  • 216 -- first medium road diesel
  • 217 -- the double-diesel loco
  • 218 -- backbone of the diesel fleet
  • 360 -- Bundesbahn's original workhorse: the shunter
  • 361 -- a heavier 360
  • 362 -- 364 with a better motor
  • 363 -- a heavier 362
  • 364 -- a 360 with joystick remote control
  • 365 -- a heavier 365

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