SNCB Class 28 (Bombardier)
|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|
|Model||TRAXX F140 MS2|
|Gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|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
|Maximum speed||160 km/h (99 mph)|
|Power output||5600 kW|
|Tractive effort||300 kN|
|Number in class||43|
|Current owner||Angel Trains Cargo|
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. 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.
It was planned that they would work passenger services between Brecht and Antwerp, 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.
- "Angel Trains Cargo E186 series". Railcolor.net - Modern Locomotive Power. Retrieved 14 December 2008.
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