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NSB El 5

NSB El 5
NSB El 5 2041 outside Sandesund Station
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder AEG
Norsk Elektrisk & Brown Boveri
Hamar Jernstøperi
Build date 1927–1936
Total produced 12
UIC classification B'B'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Length 13.1 m (43 ft 0 in)
Locomotive weight 66.8 t (65.7 long tons; 73.6 short tons)
Electric system(s) 15 kV 16⅔ Hz AC Catenary
Current collection
Performance figures
Maximum speed 70 km/h (43 mph)
Power output 1,044 kW (1,400 hp)
Operator(s) Norwegian State Railways
Number(s) 5 2035 – 5043
5 2051 – 5 2053
Locale Rjukan Line
Retired 1972
Current owner Norwegian Railway Museum (2039)

NSB El 5 was an electric locomotive built by AEG, Norsk Elektrisk & Brown Boveri, Siemens, Hamar Jernstøperi and Thune between 1927 to 1936, with a total of 12 units being delivered to the Norwegian State Railways. They were capable of 1,044 kW and top speed of 70 km/h. Number 2039 is preserved by the Norwegian Railway Museum.


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