Baureihe (Class) 111 was built for Deutsche Bundesbahn by a consortium including Krauss-Maffei, Henschel, Krupp and Siemens from 1974 through 1984 and is still in service with Deutsche Bahn's short-distance daughter, DB Regio. It is a robust, all-round electrical locomotive pulling RegionalBahn, RegionalExpress and S-Bahn trains and such.

Technical fact sheet:

  • Concept: Bo'Bo' layout (four axles in two bogies), all axles driven; conventional two-phase AC motors controlled by a 28-level thyristor switch
  • Power: 3700 kW for one hour at 120 km/h; 3850 kW sustained at 105 km/h
  • Traction: 274.7 kN maximum, 129.5 kN for one hour, 109.9 kN sustained
  • Top speed: 160 km/h
  • Total weight: 84 tonnes (21 tonnes per axle, equating 206 kN of axle pressure)
  • Length: 16.75 m
  • Distance between axles in bogie: 3.4 m
  • Diameter of driven wheels: 1.25 m
  • Number in service: 226

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