OSE class 120

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Hellas Sprinter
Greek HellasSprinter locomotive at Thessaloniki New Passenger station
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder Krauss-Maffei, Siemens
Total produced 30
 • UIC Bo'Bo'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Axle load 20 t (19.7 long tons; 22.0 short tons)
Loco weight 80 t (79 long tons; 88 short tons)
Electric system(s) 25 kV 50 Hz AC Catenary
Current source Pantograph
Train heating electric
Loco brake air and electric
Train brakes air
Performance figures
Maximum speed 200 km/h (120 mph)
Power output 5,000 kW (6,700 hp)
Tractive effort 300 kN (67,000 lbf)
Delivered `

Class 120 or HellasSprinter is the first class of electric locomotives of the Hellenic Railways Organisation. A total of 30 locomotives were built in two batches between 1996 and 2005.

Class 120 locomotives are based on the EuroSprinter "ES 64 P" prototype, which was adapted for a lower power of (5,000 kW or 6,700 hp), a lower weight of 80 tonnes and electric components suitable for the Greek 25 kV AC - 50 Hz system.[1]

These locomotives currently operate on the electrified sections Thessaloniki-Idomeni and Thessaloniki-Domokos, hauling freight and passenger trains.

List of locomotives[edit]

The following table summarizes the class:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Siemens Lokomotiven Referenzliste" (PDF). p. 21. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  2. ^ OSE 120 from RailColor: Extensive description and history of the class.