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Electric Locomotives in Denmark


Created for 4rail.net by Ilkka Siissalo and John McKey. Pictures by Ilkka Siissalo and John McKey.




Also in this section
Class ME number 1536 in Nyköping, Denmark
Denmark relies heavily on diesel power also has had a number of interesting and often quite heavy diesel locomotives.

DSB S-tog class SA number 9190 stopping at Copenhagen central on service C, Denmark Many types of electric multiple units already run Danish expanding electric lines, both nationally and internationally.

DSB class MF number 5211 in Copenhagen, DenmarkDenmark has some legendary DMUs, in multiple meanings, take a look at these!





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6 axle EG

Denmark is a country which until recently has relied much on diesel power, so electric locomotive numbers and types are very limited in this country. Some interesting and unique types exist however. Electric Locomotives today are employed either for local needs or just passing through Denmark on their way to either Central Europe or other Nordic countries. For the future the standard European locomotives might appear here too as large scale electrification continues.

Quick Menu: DB Schenker Scandinavia: German class 185 * Danish class EG *
DSB (Danish Railways): Danish class EA *
HectorRail classes: 241 * 242 * 441 *
SJ: Swedish class Rc6 *
   
 DB Schenker Scandinavia
Red EG3110 in Ringstedt, Denmark

Db Schenker EG number 3105 at Slagelse, Denmark
Class EG of DB Schenker Rail Scandinavia(owned by DB and Green Cargo)
The class EG locomotives haul heavy freights between Sweden and Germany.
   
Units built
: 13 for DSB, built in 1999 - 2000
Unit numbers
: EG 3101 - 3113
Maximum allowed speed
: 140 km/h (87 mph)  
Electrical systems: overhead electricity, 15kV 16,7 Hz and 26 kV 50 Hz
Usage
: Heavy international freights between Sweden and Germany

 
  Detailed information on class EG and units... 


DB SChenker Scandinavia class 185 number 322 in Odense, Denmark Class 185.2 of DB Schenker Scandinavia
A batch of class 185 TRAXX F140 AC2 is equipped with the Scandinavian modules for working between Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

Units built: 17 for DB Schenker Scandinavia owners DB and SJ (they are still owned by parents)
Unit numbers: 185 321 - 337, 185 404 - 406
Maximum allowed speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)  
Electrical systems: 15kV 16,7 Hz
Usage: International route freight traffic between Sweden, Denmark and Germany


  Detailed information on DBSS class 185.2...
 DSB
DSB class EA in Copenhagen, Denmark Class Ea of DSB
22 Henshel class Ea locos were manufactured for DSB in the 1980s and 1990s. Later all but six remaining unit were sold to East European markets.

Units bought: 22, 6 remain, built in 1984-6, 1992-3
Unit numbers
: Ea 3001 - 3022
Maximum allowed speed
: 160 km/h (99 mph)  
Electrical systems
: overhead electricity, 25kV 50 Hz
Usage
: Danish passenger coach traffic


  Detailed information on DSB class Ea... 
 Hector Rail
Hector Rail Traxx in Solna Class 241 of HectorRail (Bombardier TRAXX F140 AC2)
Also HectorRail owns some typical TRAXX F140 AC2 electric locomotives, the number of which for this operator has been steadily rising.

Units bought: 12
(TRAXX F140 AC2)    
Unit numbers
: 241.001 - 241.012
Power
: 5600 kW (7509 Hp), 300 kN
Maximum allowed speed
: 140 km/h (87 mph)  
Electrical systems
: AC 15kV 16,7 Hz
Usage
: Swedish international freight


  Detailed information on HR class 241... 


HectorRail ES64U2 Taurus number 531, Stockholm, Sweden Class 242 of HectorRail (Siemens ES64U2)
Ever popular Taurus locomotives are also part of the HectorRail fleet. Model is a powerful true multipurpose workhorse for HectorRail in Sweden and Germany.

Units bought: 7 (ES64U2 Taurus), built 2000 - 2002   
Unit numbers
: 242.502 - 242.532
Power
: 6400 kW (8580 Hp), 300 kN
Maximum allowed speed
: 230 km/h (143 mph)  
Electrical systems
: AC 15kV 16,7 Hz, 25 kV 50 Hz
Usage
: Swedish multipurpose traffic, German freight
, Danish international freight

  
Detailed information on HR class 242... 


Hector Rail class 441 Eurosprinter in Halsberg, Sweden Class 441 of HectorRail (Siemens ES64F4)
Powerful and rugged, the Eurosprinter fits well to the HectorRail heavy haul fleet.

Units in use: 2 for the operator   
Unit numbers: 441 001 and 441 002
Maximum allowed speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)  
Electrical systems: overhead electricity, 25 kV 50 Hz, 15kV 16,67 Hz AC, 1500 V DC, 3000 V DC 
Usage: Norwegian and Swedish international freight


  Detailed information on HR class 441... 


   
For other HertorRail locomotives, please see the Swedish Ellocos Page...

 SJ of Sweden
SJ Rc6 number 1343 at Stockholms Central with coaches, Sweden Class Rc6 (ASEA RC Loco)
The Main locomotive fleet for SJ consist of Rc6 locomotives painted shiny black. This is a common sight in most tracks of Sweden, occasionally visiting in Denmark too.

Units built: 60   
Unit numbers
: Rc6 1337 - 1422
Power
: 3600 kW (4830 Hp), 250 kN
Maximum allowed speed
: 160 km/h (99 mph)  
Electrical systems
: AC 15kV 16,7 Hz
Usage
: Swedish passenger services to Copenhagen


  Detailed information on SJ class Rc6... 
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DB Schenker Scandinavia (DB & Green Cargo joint venture) />

  Class 185.2 of DB Schenker Scandinavia    

DB SChenker Scandinavia class 185 number 322 in Odense, Denmark

DB Schenker Scandinavia fleet class 185.2 number 326 at Ringstedt, Denmark

DB Schenker class 185.2 TRAXX loco behind the EG loco, Ringstedt, Denmark

"A standard issue" for this route as well the DB Schenker Scandinavia class 185.2 locomotives are handling about 50% of the joint venture company's traffic between Sweden and Germany through Denmark. TRAXX F140 AC2 locomotives have a built in ability to handle both Swedish and German 15 kV 16,7 Hz and Danish more modern 25 kV 50 Hz electricity, so all that was needed were the packages for train control systems for these three countries. The TRAXX pulled trains maximum length on this international line is 836 meters, clearly over lower figure for many European countries.

Part of the locomotives are owned by DB and part by Green Cargo of Sweden. Easiest identification is the silver color under the cab side windows for DBSS used locos.

Technical details for Schenker Scandinavia class 185.2
-> Type: TRAXX 2 , TRAXX F140 AC2
-> Builder: Bombardier Transportation  
-> Operator: Green Cargo and DB through DB Schenker Scandinavia
-> Usage: general purpose freight locomotive 

-> Production dates: 2010, current production model 
-> Numbers built for the operator: 17 for this use (changes possible)
-> Road numbers: 185 321 - 185 406
-> UIC numbers: 91 86 0185 XXX - x >

-> Seen: international freight between Sweden and Germany
-> Energy Source: overhead electricity, 25 kV 50 Hz and 15kV 16,66 Hz AC
-> Power output: 5600 kW (7614 Hp), 4 x 1400 KW
-> Track motors: BT 1061064251 
-> Tractive Effort: 300 kN (67'445 lbf)
-> Brakes: Disc brakes, electric brakes
-> Braking on traction motors (regenerative braking): yes  

-> Gauge: 1435 mm (4'8"1/2)
-> Wheel arrangement: Bo'Bo'   
-> Wheel diameter: 1250 mm
-> Maximum operational speed: 140 km/h (87 mph) 

-> Length: 18,90 m
-> Width: 2,97 m 
-> Height: 3,85 m  
-> Weight: 84 metric tons (185'200 lbs)
-> Max. axel weight: 21,25 metric tons  

-> Train control systems: ATC for Sweden, German PZB and LZB, Danish ATC system
-> Multiple operations capacity with: HR 241, c185, Re, El19 (all TRAXX AC2 locos)
-> Couplers: Hook and chain    

-> Specials:
-- You might expect double running due to increased trian length becoming more common.


Easy Recognition
- All locos wear the DB standard livery with "silver cheeked" add ons at the ends.
- You can find these only in these three countries (Sweden, Denmark, Germany). In Germany the locos can sometimes wonder around a little with loads, so they've been spotted in various places.


  The DB Schenker class 185 number 322 unit is rolling by Odense station in Denmark. In the tow is a pretty sizable intermodal train from Germany on its way to Sweden. Picture by John McKey.

  The DB Schenker class 185 number 326 is seen here stopped at Ringsted outside Copenhagen with a container train on its way to Germany. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

  Which is which? TRAXX F140 AC2 and EG locomotives look quite alike with the first look. Once you start looking the differences show. To get started with look at the lower half of the sloping hood to spot the engine in the above picture. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.


 

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  Class EG of DB Schenker Scandinavia    

EG in Denmark
Red EG3110 in Ringstedt, Denmark
Red EG3110 in Ringstedt, Denmark

Class EG was initially delivered for DSB (Danish Railways) to be used at the new Öresund strait tunnel heavy freight trains between Sweden and Denmark. Painted originally with a lively blue-yellowish livery, locomotives now wear a reddish DB standard livery. Only silver sides on the ends are the main difference from the DB standard.

Although the tendency in Europe seems to be towards 4 axle locomotives, this loco was provided with 6 axles because it was feared that the heavy freight trains might otherwise get stalled in the Öresund tunnels. These are quite steep with maximum of 1,56% slopes. Currently 13 EGs operate with a fleet of 17 TRAXX locomotives of DB Schenker Scandinavia forming a sizable operation for this route.

Technical details for Schenker Scandinavia class EG
-> Type: EG, Eurosprinter family, a variant of DB class 152
-> Builder: Siemens-KraussMaffei
-> Owner: DB Schenker Scandinavia (ex. Railion, ex. DSB)
-> Operator: DB Schenker Scandinavia    
-> Usage: freight trains through the tunnel between Sweden, Denmark and Germany

-> Production dates: 1999 - 2000, commercial services 2000 -  
-> Numbers built: 13
-> Unit numbers: 3101 - 3113

-> Seen: Southern Sweden, Denmark and Northern Germany
-> Energy Source: overhead electricity, 15kV 16,66 Hz AC and 25 kV 50 Hz
-> Power output: 6500 kW (8720 Hp) 
-> Track motors: asynchronous
-> Tractive Effort: 400 kN
-> Braking on traction motors (dynamic braking): 6500 kW (8720 hp)

-> Gauge: 1435 mm (4'8,5")
-> Wheel arrangement: Co'Co'   
-> Wheel diameter: 1250 mm as new
-> Maximum operational speed: 140 km/h (87 mph) 

-> Length: 20,95 m 
-> Width: 3,0 m
-> Height: 4,4 m
-> Weight: 132 metric tons
-> Axle weight: 22 metric tons  

-> Train control systems:

-- Denmark: DK-ATC
-- Sweden: S-ATC
-- Germany: D-Indusi
-> Multiple operations capacity with: type
-> Couplers: hook and link type    

-> Specials:
-- the locos were originally delivered in a pretty wild color scheme with "DSB Gods" texts on them. After they became part of the Railion fleet, the texts were removed.
-- After 2011 locomotives were repainting to DB standard red livery, almost. Locomotives of the DBSS can be recognized by their silver "cheeks".


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   The class EG was created for the traffic in tunnel between Sweden and Denmark. The units received 6 axles instead of the usual 4 for added traction. Today, 15 years of product development later, Siemens Mobility can provide the same traction with only four axles. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

   The locomotives started receiving a standard DB Schenker Scandinavia livery in the 2010s. Notice the silver sides at ends, the most visible difference from the other DB fleet. Part of the fleet is owned by Green Cargo, so they probably don't wish their locos painted standard DB colors. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

  and    The EG number 3110 still stopped at the crew change point at Ringsted in Copenhagen, Denmark. Occasionally you can see many locomotives here at one time, other times just long rakes of freight cars loaded with various consumer goods. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.



 

Red EG3110 in Ringstedt, Denmark  

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DSB (Danish Railways)

  Class Ea of DSB

DSB class EA in Copenhagen, Denmark
DSB class EA in Copenhagen, Denmark

22 Henschel class Ea locos were manufactured in the 1980s and 1990s as Denmark started to electrify its lines. Ea is a universal locomotive type basically suitable for all traffic where ever it might be needed. The type is even capable of handling freights of up to 1400 metric tons through the Great Belt tunnel steep ramps, quite an achievement to the four axle design.

Later all but six remaining unit were sold to East European markets. The units at least in Copenhagen seem to find their use on the rare coach trains like the night train in the pictures.

Technical details for DSB class Ea
-> Type: loco type roughly similar to DB class 120
-> Builder: BBC, Henschel, EB Strommen, ABB Scandia
-> Owner: DSB
-> Operator: DSB    
-> Usage: coach trains within Denmark

-> Production dates: 1984 - 1992
-> Numbers built: 22, 6 remaining at DSB
-> Unit numbers: 3001 - 3022

-> Seen: Denmark
-> Energy Source: overhead electricity, 25 kV 50 Hz
-> Power output: 4000 kW (5400 Hp) 
-> Tractive Effort: 260 kN (58'000 lbf)
-> Track motors: asynchronous
-> Braking on traction motors (dynamic braking): 

-> Gauge: 1435 mm (4'8,5")
-> Wheel arrangement: Bo'Bo'   
-> Wheel diameter: 1250 mm as new (49,21")
-> Maximum operational speed: 160 km/h (99 mph) 

-> Length: 19,4 m 
-> Width: 3,2 m
-> Height: 4,6 m
-> Weight: 80 metric tons
-> Max. axel weight: 20 metric tons  

-> Train control systems:
Danish ATC
-> Multiple operations capacity with: type
-> Couplers: hook and screw type    

-> Specials:
-- a number of ex. DSB Eas have been sold to Bulgaria and are working for DB Schenker there.

  The DSB Ea is a truly rare locomotive type, but here it is: waiting at Copenhagen central for the passengers to board the overnight train to Germany. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

   

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HectorRail

  Class 242 of HectorRail (ES64U2 "Taurus" of Siemens)   

HectorRail ES64U2 Taurus number 531, Stockholm, Sweden
HectorRail ES64U2 Taurus number 531, Stockholm, Sweden
HectorRail ES64U2 Taurus number 531, Stockholm, Sweden
HectorRail ES64U2 Taurus number 531, Stockholm, Sweden

The latest newcomer to HectorRail fleet is 5 Taurus ES64U2 locomotives. Two of these are used for international traffic, 3 exclusively to help on the capacity in Germany. Danish train control is a problem with Tauruses, with some interference occurring even though the locomotives have no difficulty operating in a number of European countries. For HectorRail however, Denmark is a gateway to continental Europe from Sweden.

In the picture the unit 242.531 of German class 182 has just arrived to Stockholm's central with a long rake of Veolia passenger cars arriving from Malmö in the southwest. Next the powerful loco will take coaches for cleaning and maintenance to Hagalund just north of Solna, Stockholm.

Picture by John McKey.

Technical details for Hector class 242 (Eurosprinter ES64U2)
     (2 power systems, 4 powered axles, 2 second of the type)   
-> Type:
-> Builder: Siemens AG 
-> Operator: HectorRail  
-> Usage: general purpose freight and passenger locomotive 

-> Production dates:
-> Numbers built for the operator: 5  

-> Seen: Veolia passenger trains between the larger cities of Sweden and
Swedish national and international rail freight  
-> Energy Source: electricity, 25 kV 50 Hz and 15kV 16,66 Hz AC
-> Power output:
-> Track motors:
-> Tractive Effort:
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): not known  

-> Wheel arrangement: Bo'Bo'   
-> Wheel diameter: mm
-> Maximum operational speed: 230 km/h ( mph) 

-> Length: m 
-> Weight: metric tons (,000 lb)
-> Max. axel weight: metric tons  

-> Train control systems: for Sweden, Denmark and Germany
-> Multiple operations capacity within the class:
-> Couplers: Hook and chain    

-> Specials: The locomotives are named : 
-- 242.531 - La Motta 



    Above left a Taurus Hector class 242.531 locomotive has just arrived to Stockholm Main station from Malmö in southern Sweden and the crew change is in process. The next crew will take the loco to Hagalund servicing area, a few kilometers north of the station.

Pictures by John McKey.

   The next picture shows the Hector ES64U2 Taurus just entering the station area with 8 units of Veolia coaching from southwest over the bridge. The Stockholm area has a great number of large bridges to connect its hundreds of islands and generally hilly country.

  On the left the side profile and the bogie of the class 242 unit 521. The bogie under the locomotive looks exceptionally large, as you can imagine of this high speed universal locomotive.

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  Class 241 of HectorRail (TRAXX F140 AC2)   
Hector Rail Traxx in Solna

  So far the only HectorRail TRAXX picture...it seems like these machines are playing hide and seek with our picture taking crews. It is always some other of the 10 or so locomotive types that appear in front of the train or can be found parked for next duty. Picture from Hagalund, Stockholm by John McKey.

HectorRail operates European goods transportation for Sweden and Germany. So there is a good chance you will see one of these TRAXX locomotives in Denmark too on its route either way.

The TRAXX type has been quite popular new locomotive, even for HectorRail, which now own a fleet of 12. The type is now also used in Sweden by SJ Green Cargo as their class Re, DB Schenker as German class 185.2 and Norwegian class CE119. 


Technical details for Hector class 241 (TRAXX F140 AC2)
     (2 power systems, 4 powered axles, 1 first of the type)   
-> Type: TRAXX F140 AC2
-> Builder: Bombardier  
-> Operator: HectorRail  
-> Usage: general purpose freight and passenger locomotive 

-> Production dates: 2007 - 2011, current production model 
-> Numbers built for the operator: 12  

-> Seen:
-- Swedish national and international rail freight
-- earlier also for Veolia passenger trains between the larger cities of Sweden
 
-> Energy Source: overhead electricity, 25 kV 50 Hz and 15kV 16,66 Hz AC
-> Power output: 5600 kW (7614 Hp), 4 x 1400 KW
-> Track motors: BT 1061064251 
-> Tractive Effort: 300 kN 
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): effect not known  

-> Wheel arrangement: Bo'Bo'   
-> Wheel diameter: 1250 mm
-> Maximum operational speed: 140 km/h (87 mph) 

-> Length: 18,90 m 
-> Weight: 84 metric tons (185'200 lbs)
-> Max. axel weight: 21,25 metric tons  

-> Train control systems: for Sweden, Denmark and Germany
-> Multiple operations capacity with: 241, RCS 185, Re, El19 (all TRAXX locos)
-> Couplers: Hook and chain    

-> Specials: The locomotives are named after famous Star Wars and
James Bond figures: 
241.001 - Kenobi, 
241.002 - Skywalker (locomotive was DB class 185 number 568),
241.003 - Organa, 
241.004 - R2D2, (another robot locomotive?)
241.005 - (Han) Solo,
241.006 - Calrissian,
241.007 - Bond (,James Bond...), 
241.008 - Galore (from Bond)
241.009 - Moneypenny (another Bond figure)  
241.010 - (Master) Yoda (of Star Wars) 

241.011 - C-3PO 
241.012 - Chewbacca

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  Class 441 of HectorRail (Eurosprinter ES64F4)   
Hector Rail class 441 Eurosprinter in Valtorp, Sweden
Hector Rail class 441 Eurosprinter in Halsberg, Sweden
Hector Rail class 441 Eurosprinter in Halsberg, Sweden

Picture: An intermodal freight train headed by HectorRail powerful class 441 number 001 "Cyborg" is climbing with speed the hill in Valtorp, Sweden. Cyborg is one of the two ES64F4 Eurosprinter locomotives built for the operator. Hector rail is very happy with the Eurosprinters' performance and their compatibility on hauling international freight Sweden - Denmark - Germany. Below two more great pictures of the same unit seen at Hallsberg, which also houses a hector rail depot.

The locomotives were originally part of the Swiss SBB fleet as class 474. SBB had made a conditional agreement with Siemens, that homologation for use in Italy should be achieved within certain time. There was an order for 12 locos plus 6 options. Because Siemens was confident that they could get the homologation in time, they built the 6 extra locomotives. They could not, and Siemens ended up having 6 extra locos, 2 of which ended to use at HectorRail.

Technical details for Hector class 441 (ES64F4)
(4 power systems, 4 powered axles, 1 first type)   
-> Type: Eurosprinter ES64F4 
-> Builder: Siemens AG   
-> Operator: HectorRail  
-> Usage: general purpose freight and passenger locomotive 

-> Production dates: these units 2004, current production model 
-> Numbers built for the operator: 2  

-> Seen: Veolia passenger trains between the larger cities of Sweden and
Swedish national and international rail freight  
-> Energy Source: overhead electricity, 25 kV 50 Hz, 15kV 16,67 Hz AC, 
1500 V DC, 3000 V DC 
-> Power output: 6400 kW (8700 Hp), 4 x 1600 KW
-> Track motors: 2KF2822 
-> Tractive Effort: 300 kN 
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): available   

-> Wheel arrangement: Bo'Bo'   
-> Wheel diameter: 1250 mm
-> Maximum operational speed: 140 km/h (87 mph) 

-> Length: 19,58 m 
-> Weight: 87 metric tons (,000 lb)
-> Max. axel weight: 21,75 metric tons  

-> Train control systems: for Sweden, Denmark and Germany
-> Multiple operations capacity with: 
-> Couplers: Hook and chain    

-> Specials: The locomotives are named after famous movie characters: 
441.001 - Cyborg, 
241.002 - Croft 

-> Other info:
- the locomotives were originally manufactured to SBB in Switzerland as
Swiss class 474 but returned to Siemens  and further sold to Sweden.

    The Siemens manufactured rugged and powerful Eurosprinter F4 unit for HectorRail has easy time pulling a heavy container freight up a steep grade at Valtorp, Sweden. This type of Eurosprinter has extremely strong structures and it could be retrofitted with a center coupler. Actually you can seen the place for this in the pictures. Picture by Nick Slocombe.

   The same ES64F4 unit (Eurosprinter 6500 kW 4 power system loco) is seen here in Hallsberg with finished factory mass product freight. Hallsberg 2 hours drive from Stockholm and a large junction for several rail lines is also major hub for HectorRail locomotive operations. Pictures by Gerry Putz.

   Below left a TRAXX locomotive with 474.012, a sister locomotive of the HectorRail two 441 locos, which probably still wear blue and red paint under their handsome gray and red livery. Pictures by Peider SwissTrip.

SBB Cargo TRAXX and Eurosprinter ES64F4 in Chiasso, Switzerland HectorRail class 441 number 001 in Gävle, Sweden

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SJ

  Class Rc6 of SJ

SJ Rc6 number 1359 at Uppsala, Sweden
SJ Rc6 number 1340 in Stockholms Central painted blue
SJ Rc6 number 1357 with a passenger train near Valtorp, Sweden

The Rc locomotives manufactured by ASEA are often seen inseparable to Swedish railroading. The last type of these is classified as Rc6. The class Rc6 can be seen on the point and often also trailing the passenger trains of SJ and occasionally some other operators. Very robust, well working and inexpensive to operate these locomotives still excel several decades after their introduction. The simplistic and aerodynamic form of Rc6 still looks quite modern. And, what is most important this is also the motive power of choice for slipping ice of winter, lots of flying snow as well as summers heat.

Mostly used in Sweden, these units can make appearance in Denmark and Norway too. Expect to see the Rc6 around for a long time!

The coloring of the locomotives was originally typical SJ orange tinted. Next came the bluish striped scene. Since, many trials have been tried and the end results are that most are shiny black painted with a few dark blue units existing too.


Technical details for SJ class Rc6
-> Type: Rc6
-> Usage: multipurpose electric locomotive, SJ uses this for passenger services both for long and shorter distances
-> Builder: Asea AB
-> Production dates: 1982 - 1986 for Rc5s converted to Rc6 in 1992 -1995), 1985 - 1988 for original Rc6s, 2 units were also built to Rc7 (maximum speed 180 km/h / 112 mph) in 2001, but were converted back to Rc6 after testing.
-> Numbers built: 60 + 40, road numbers 1323 - 1382, 1383 - 1422 (original Rc6s)

-> Users: SJ, SSRT (Swedish State Railways Trains (train owner))
-> Seen: Sweden, Denmark and Norway

-> Energy Source: electricity, 15kV 16,66 Hz AC
-> Engine: ASEA LJM 450
-> Power output: 3600 kW (4x900kw) (4895 Hp)
-> Transmission:
-> Tractive Effort: 235 kN (53'000 lbf) start
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): not available
-> Wheel arrangement: Bo'Bo'
-> Wheel diameter: 1300 mm

-> Maximum operational speed: 160 km/h (100 mph), 2 of the Rc6s were temporarily equipped for operations for 180 km/h but later returned to Rc6 series.

-> Length: 15,4 m

-> Weight: 78 metric tons (172'000 lbs)

 
    The SJ Rc6 number 1359 is stopped at the Uppsala station in the phase change between the old and new. The whole station are was a big construction site for over two years, but is finished now. The shiny black color is typical to the SJ Rc6 and Rc3 electric locomotives. Picture by Sanna Siissalo.

   The rare bright blue pain on the unit Rc6 number 1340. Today this locomotive has been painted to stylish darker shade of blue along with a few other units. Here 1340 is seen on the north side of the Stockholms central station with typical older Swedish coaching. Picture by John McKey.

  Climbing the curve in the hill in Valtorp Rc6 number 1357 leads the passengers service past with a flash. Picture by Nick Slocombe.

   A passenger express between Stockholm, Gävle and beyond is making its second stop at Uppsala on the way north. By 2012 most of the coaches had been refurbished and simultaneously painted the same shiny black as most of the Rc6 locomotives, here seen SJ Rc6 number 1342. Picture by John McKey.

  Look at the sky over Stenstorp where the Rc6 1343 was leading the intercity to curve! Picture by Nick Slocombe.

SJ Rc6 number 1342 arriving to Uppsala with an Intercity train, Uppsala, Sweden SJ class Rc6 number 1343 pulling a passenger train under heavy clouds in Stenstorp, Sweden

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