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SJ 1200 at Gävle, August 2008
Type and origin
UIC 2′C1′ h4v
1,435 mm ( 4 ft ) 8 in 1⁄ 2
Driver dia. 1,880 mm (6 ft 2 in)
21,300 mm (69 ft 11 in)
142.8 tonnes (140.5 long tons; 157.4 short tons)
Cylinders Four, compound
90 km/h (56 mph) (110 km/h or 68 mph in
1,140 kW (1,529 hp)
The F 1200 after derailing in 1918.
F class was a type of steam locomotive used by Swedish State Railways ( Swedish: ) and based on the Statens Järnvägar, SJ Württemberg C. Eleven locos were built by Nydquist & Holm (NOHAB) between 1914 and 1916. It was primarily used on the main lines between Stockholm- Gothenburg and Stockholm- Malmö. It is one of the largest steam locomotives ever used in Sweden.
superheated compound locomotive could produce 1,140 kilowatts (1,529 hp).
Denmark [ edit ]
During the 1930s the locomotives became obsolete due to
electrification of the main lines, and in 1937 were sold to DSB of Denmark, where they served as DSB Class E DSB was so impressed with the performance of the E class that starting 1942, a further 25 locos were built by  Frichs of Aarhus. The E class remained in service into the early 1970s. On the death of king Frederik IX the funeral train from Copenhagen to Roskilde on 14 January 1972 was double-headed by two class Es.
Preservation [ edit ]
Two of the Swedish-built locomotives are preserved and F 1200 is in running condition. Both are owned by the
Swedish Railway Museum. Several Frichs-built locomotives are preserved in Denmark, and E 996 at Railworld in Peterborough. F 1200 was involved in a serious accident outside Getå in October 1918.
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