NSB Class 68

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NSB Class 68
Bm68 Ofotbanen.jpg
A type 68 operated by Ofotbanen
In service 1956–2001
Manufacturer Norsk Elektrisk & Brown Boveri, Skabo and Strømmen
Constructed 1956–1958, 1960–1961
Number built 30 units
Number scrapped 10
Formation 3 car sets
Fleet numbers 68.01 – 68.90
Operator Norges Statsbaner
Ofotbanen
Specifications
Car length Motor cars: 20.95 m (68.7 ft)
Centre cars: 20.92 m (68.6 ft)
End cars: 21.08 m (69.2 ft)
Doors 12 per unit
Maximum speed 100 km/h (62 mph)
Weight Motor cars, A: 51.2–52.1 km/h (31.8–32.4 mph)
Motor cars, B: 53.3 km/h (33.1 mph)
Centre cars, A: 27.0–27.5 km/h (16.8–17.1 mph)
Centre cars, B: 29.0 km/h (18.0 mph)
End cars, A: 28.0–28.5 km/h (17.4–17.7 mph)
End cars, B: 30.0 km/h (18.6 mph)
Traction system 4 x NEBB ELM 421St
Power output 640 kW (860 hp)
Electric system(s) 15 kV 16⅔ Hz AC Catenary
Current collection method Pantograph
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

NSB Class 68 (Norwegian: NSB type 68) is a three-car electric multiple unit operated by Norges Statsbaner between 1956 and 2001. It was mainly used for local trains as well as branch lines. The units were built in two series, the A-series being delivered in 21 units between 1956-58 and the B-series in nine units between 1960–61. The motor cars were built by Norsk Elektrisk & Brown Boveri and Skabo while the centre and end cars were built either by Skabo or by Strømmen.

Though the units were taken out of service between 1994 and 2001, three units were taken over by the Ofotbanen for operation on the Ofoten Line.

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