CP Class 5600

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CP Class LE 5600
Portuguese Railways Intercity train at Porto-Campanha Train Station.jpg
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder Siemens / Sorefame
Build date 1993-1995
Total produced 30
Specifications
UIC class Bo'Bo'
Gauge 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in)
Wheelbase 10,500 mm (34 ft 5.4 in)
Length 19,580 mm (64 ft 2.9 in)
Loco weight 86 t (85 long tons; 95 short tons)
Electric system(s) 25 kV 50 Hz AC Catenary
Current collection Pantograph
Performance figures
Maximum speed 220 km/h (140 mph)
Power output 5,600 kW (7,500 hp)
Tractive effort 300 kN (67,000 lbf)
Career
Current owner

Comboios de Portugal

Medway
Disposition 28 in service, 2 destroyed by collision

Class 5600 are a series of electric locomotives built by Siemens in association with Sorefame of Portugal for Comboios de Portugal, the state owned railway company of Portugal.[1]

Overview[edit]

The 5600 locomotives predate the EuroSprinter family of modular locomotives built by Siemens for European railway companies, but have much in common with the later machines. Externally the locomotives are identical to Spain's Class 252 which were built at the same time, albeit without DC capability.[1]

Accidents[edit]

Of the 30 locomotives that were originally bought, 5624 was severely damaged in an accident in 2003[citation needed], and 5613 was also damaged in the Alfarelos train crash.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CP LE 5600 Series". Railcolor.net. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Inquérito DMS N.o 472859-DSC". REFER. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 

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