Marklin Z 88579 Class 150 Electric Locomotive 2022 New Item
Prototype: German Federal Railroad (DB) class 150 heavy freight locomotive. Chrome oxide green version with high performance vents, without a rain gutter, and with rounded engine room windows. The locomotive looks as it did in Era IV.
Model: This locomotive has been converted to the new motor generation. The selector screw for catenary operation is out of sight inside the locomotive. Both trucks are powered. There are triple headlights with warm white LEDs, which change over with the direction of travel. The locomotive has dark nickel-plated wheel treads. Length over the buffers 88 mm / 3-7/16".
Class 150 Electric Locomotive In the DB type program of 1954, the six-axle E 50 was the largest, heaviest, and most powerful electric locomotive. Its task was to haul heavy freight trains and its maximum speed of 100 km/h / 63 mph was also supposed to make it usable in heavy express train service. Road numbers E 50 001 and 002 were the first units to be delivered in January of 1957. The first 25 units were still equipped with axle-suspended drive, but starting with road number E 50 026 rubber ring spring drive prevailed. By 1973, 194 units had been built, starting with sequence number 140 with the computer-generated class designation 150. These units turned in excellent results in heavy freight service, especially in hilly terrain. Starting in 1998, the class 150 units were largely replaced by delivery of the regular production new class 152. At the end of 2003, the last units were taken out of service and the first of the four standard design electric locomotive classes were completely gone from the DB roster.
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