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DB Class 101

Electric Locomotive

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Adtranz built 145 of the DB Class 101 series locos for German operator DB Fernverkehr.
The DB Class 101 is an electric-drive locomotive manufactured by Adtranz (formerly ABB Daimler Benz Transportation) of Germany. It serves primarily in the high-speed, inter-city, local and regional passenger role and 145 total units were produced by the company from the period spanning 1996 into 1999. The 91 ton (short) unit is 62.7 feet long and is operated on European railways by DB Fernverkehr of Germany.

The Class 101 was used by the carrier to succeed a line of Class 103 locos, these emerging under various brand labels of Germany from 1970 until 1973. One-hundred forty-five units were produced of this mark.

Power from the electric drive arrangement (utilizing a pantograph) equals 8,583 horsepower allowing the locomotive to reach a maximum speed of 137 miles-per-hour (220kmh). The electric system in play is a 15KV 16.7Hz AC catenary with 4FIA 7067 traction motors. Braking is via an electric braking arrangement. Installed safety systems include Sifa, PZB, and LZB.

The axle configuration is Bo'Bo' by UIC standards and B-B by the AAR standard.

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Specifications [ DB Class 101 ]

Adtranz (fmr ABB Daimler Benz Transportation) - Germany

1996 - 1999
Production Run

145 units
Production Total
Train driver seating position graphic

Driver Position
19.1m | 62.7 ft
NOTE: May include length of entire train set
83,000 kg
(183,015 lb | 91 US Tons)
Locomotive power source graphical icon
Power Source
15kV 16.7Hz AC Catenary (Pantograph) with 4FIA 7067 traction motors and KE-GPR (electric braking).
Engine / Drive Source
4FIA 7067 series.
Traction Motor / Sets
8,583 hp
Rated Output Power
220.0 kph
(136.7 mph)
Max Speed
Wheel Arrangement
(Loco Facing Left)


Safety Systems
Operating Countries

National flag of modern Germany
Customers / Operators:
DB Fernverkehr AG (Deutsche Bahn)
NOTE: Includes both past and present

Image of the DB Class 101

Image of the DB Class 101
Side profile illustration view of the German DB Class 101 electric locomotive.
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