The author describes this first locomotive designed by the German Federal Railways and built by Henschel and Siemens-Schuckert for scheduled speeds of 200 km/h. This locomotive is the result of developments from previous extensive tests and is designed for a maximum speed of 210 km/h. The locomotive power rating is 6420 KW for one hour and 5340 KW continuous. The starting tractive effort is 70,400 lbs. for 5 minutes, 26,000 lbs. for one hour, and 24,000 lbs. continuous. A complete description of all the important mechanical details and components is given, as is also done for the electrical equipment from the current collecting pantograph, the transformer with the thyristor switch apparatus, to the truck-mounted motors and the unique drive to the wheels. The operation of the continuous train control system as actuated from a communication line laid along the track is described, which permits the safe control of this high speed locomotive.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Gierth, E
  • Publication Date: 1965-10

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 433-448
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  • Accession Number: 00037607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM