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733004 - Electric locomotive class 140, DB

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Epoch: IV   |
Gauge: N   |
Elect. system: DC   |
Electric locomotive class 140 of the Deutsche Bundesbahn.

■ Model with single lamps and rain gutter
■ Chassis made of metal die-cast material
■ The headlights can be partially or entirely switched off with a DIP switch

The BZA Munich, Kraus-Maffei and the SSW developed the class E 40 to transport heavy goods trains on main lines in the lowlands. The technical design of the class E 40 corresponds mainly to the E 10.1 locomotive. Only the gear ratio was changed and the standard installation of an electric brake was abandoned. Over 800 of the 110 km/h fast machines were put into operation from 1957 onwards. Their power output is 3,260 kW. In 1968 it was renamed class 140. For a long time, it hauled most of the goods trains on electrified lines; however, it was also used in front of passenger trains. At the end of 2016, it was taken out of service by the DB after almost 60 years of operation.
Spare parts
General data
NEM shaft 355 with close coupling mechanism
Minimum radius
192 mm
Number of driven axles
Traction tyres
Electrical interface for traction units according to NEM 651 standards with plug-in fixture
Head light
Two direction dependent tail lights and dual headlights.
LED head light
Additional light function
Length over buffer
104 mm

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