SNCB Class 28 (Bombardier)

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SNCB Class 28
Bombardier TRAXX locomotive E186 124 exhibited during the NMBS/SNCB open days at Antwerpen-Noord workshops. This locomotive is now renumbered to 2802.
Power type DC Electric
Builder Bombardier Transportation
Model TRAXX F140 MS2
Build date 2007-2009
Total produced 43
UIC classification Bo'Bo'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Bogies Bo-Bo
Length 18,900mm
Width 2,978mm
Axle load 21.25 ton
Locomotive weight 85 ton
Electric system(s) 1500 V DC
3000 V DC
25 kV 50 Hz AC
15 kV 16⅔ Hz AC
Current collection
Maximum speed 160 km/h (99 mph)
Power output 5600 kW
Tractive effort 300 kN
Factor of
2.8 (35.7%)
Locomotive brake  
Train brakes  
Operator(s) B-Cargo
Class 28
Number in class 43
Number(s) 2801-2843
Delivered 2007-2009
Current owner Angel Trains Cargo
Disposition In Service

The SNCB Class 28 number series has been brought back into use for 43 Bombardier TRAXX locomotives which have been hired from Angel Trains Cargo for use with B-Cargo, the freight division of NMBS/SNCB.[1] They are numbered in two series - they carry their original numbers, E186 123 to E186 125, and E186 196 to E186 220, and have also been numbered into the SNCB number series, 2801 to 2843.[1]

It was planned that they would work passenger services between Brecht and Antwerp,[1] but so far, this has been done by SNCB Class 13 locs. Therefore, their primary use remains the heavy freight corridor between Aachen-West, Antwerp, and Zeebrugge.

The original SNCB Class 28 locomotives were produced by Baume-Marpent in 1949.


  1. ^ a b c "Angel Trains Cargo E186 series". - Modern Locomotive Power. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 

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