NSB Class 62

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NSB Class 62
NSB type 62 at Skillebekk 2.jpg
Class 62 in 1926 at Skillebekk
NSB type 62 at Skillebekk interior.jpg
Interior of class 62
In service 1931–1970
Manufacturer NEBB and Skabo
Constructed 1931–1933
Number built 4
Capacity 73
Operator(s) Norges Statsbaner
Car length 20,600 mm (67 ft 7 in)
Maximum speed 70 km/h (43 mph)
Weight 43.2 t (42.5 long tons; 47.6 short tons)
Traction system 4 x NEBB EDTM 384
Power output 344 kW (461 hp)
Electric system(s) 15 kV ​16 23 Hz AC Catenary
Current collection method Pantograph
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

NSB Class 62 is the first electric railcar operated by Norges Statsbaner, between 1936 and 1970. Four units were built by Skabo and Norsk Elektrisk & Brown Boveri in 1931–35, with unit has been preserved by the Norwegian Railway Museum.

The units served, along with trailer cars on the first mainline electrified railway, the Drammen Line. Two were delivered in 1931; two more in 1933. They proved to be underpowered, and were not used on the most heavily trafficked part of the line; mostly serving on trains to Asker or Heggedal. 62.02 was involved in an explosion at Filipstad on 13 December 1943 and retired. The units were not compatible with the newer NSB BM65 units delivered from 1936, and were dispatched to Ofotbanen in 1952 where they served until 1970, except for 62.01 that was transferred to Kristiansand to be used on local trains on the Sørland Line, remaining in service until 1965.[1]


  1. ^ Aspenberg, Nils Carl (2001). Elektrolok i Norge (in Norwegian). Oslo: Baneforlaget. ISBN 82-91448-42-6. 

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