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NSB El 8

NSB El 8
El 8.2060 Hamar 21.07.07, right side
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder Norsk Elektrisk & Brown Boveri
Per Kure
Build date 1940-49
Total produced 16
AAR wheel arr. 1-D-1
UIC classification 1'Do1'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Length 13.8 m (45 ft 3 in)
Locomotive weight 82.8 t (81.5 long tons; 91.3 short tons)
Electric system(s) 15 kV 16⅔ Hz AC Catenary
Current collection
Performance figures
Maximum speed 110 km/h (68 mph)
Power output 2,080 kW (2,789 hp)
Tractive effort 135 kN (30,000 lbf)
Operator(s) Norwegian State Railways
Number(s) 8 2054 to 8 2061
8 2065 to 8 2072
Locale Norway
Retired 1987
Disposition Retired

The NSB El 8 was a Norwegian electric locomotive which was built between 1940 and 1949. Although fast, the El 8 did not have bogies, making it rather stiff in the turns, a problem which was remedied with the introduction of the NSB El 11 and NSB El 13.

There were 16 El 8 engines produced. Four manufacturers were involved in building it: AEG, Norsk Elektrisk & Brown Boveri, Per Kure and Thune. The engines were numbered 8 2054 to 8 2061 and 8 2065 to 8 2072. The last El 8 was retired in 1987. Engine no. 8 2060 is preserved.

El 8.2060 Hamar 02.08.04,left side


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