Dr Class E 251

Dr Class E 251

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The East German electric locomotives of DR Class E 251 were not standard engines either within the Deutsche Reichsbahn's or subsequently the Deutsche Bahn's fleet, due to the different specification of their electrical system. They were only used on the Blankenburg - K nigsh tte line. Because this line had steep inclines, but connecting this isolated branch to the main traction network would have been very expensive, the Deutsche Reichsbahn electrified it in 1965 with a 25 kV/50 Hz system, which was different from the usual German catenary supply of 15 kV/16 Hz. The 15 Co'Co' engines were supplied by LEW and registered with the Reichsbahn as E 251 001 to 015. Of the original 15 locomotives, 11 were deployed until December 2004 in charge of goods trains on the R beland Railway. Until that point they were stabled at Bw Blankenburg. Apart from 171 001 and 171 002, which were returned to their original state and placed under conservation protection, almost all locomotives are in the old Bw Zwickau, where they are awaiting future duties in southeast Europe.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613592754X
  • 9786135927542