SNCB Class 11
NMBS/SNCB Class 11 loco 1190.
|Gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Driver diameter||1,250 mm (49 in)|
|Length||18.65 m (61 ft 2 in)|
|Locomotive weight||85 t|
|Electric system(s)||1500V DC
|Top speed||140 km/h (87 mph)|
|Power output||3,310 kW (4,440 hp)|
|Tractive effort||234 kN (53,000 lbf)|
The SNCB class 11 locomotives were built in the 1980s for hauling the Benelux trains between Brussels, Belgium, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They operated in push pull mode - remote controlled from a leading driving carriage when at the rear of the train. They are numbered 1181 and higher to avoid clashing with the NS Class 1100 locos that were still in use at that time. In 2009 they were replaced by Bombardier TRAXX locomotives that have been leased from Angel Trains. The class 11 locomotives are no longer used for international services, they have been moved to peak hour services within Belgium.
They are painted to match the Nederlandse Spoorwegen coaching stock they used to work with.
The class 11 locomotives are dual-voltage (1500 V DC and 3000 V DC) with a design based on single-voltage class 21 locomotives.
Due to their limited number and extensive mileage, these locomotives are aging fast and subject to failures, leading to frequent service disruptions.
The fleet is allocated to Schaerbeek depot.
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