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High-Performance Universal Locomotive S 252

Universal Electric Locomotive

High-Performance Universal Locomotive S 252
for Spanish National Railways RENFE

In March 1989, a consortium led by Siemens won the order to supply 75 high performance universal locomotives.

High-Performance Universal Locomotive S 252

TECHNICAL DATA
Type S 252
Year
1992 – 1993
Wheel arrangement
Bo‘Bo‘
Power system
AC 25 kV / 50 Hz; DC 3 kV
Rating [kW]
5,600
Starting tractive effort [kN]
300
Maximum speed [km/h]
220
Weight [t]
89
Track gauge [mm]
1,435
Numbers built
15

Siemens was responsible for the electrical part and today’s Siemens locomotive plant in Munich for the mechanical part. The first 15 locomotives were completely manufactured in Germany. The standardgauge S 252 is now in service on the new route between Madrid and Seville which was inaugurated in April 1992. It is mainly used for hauling the variable-gauge Talgo trains between Madrid and Cordoba or between Madrid and Seville.

High-Performance Universal Locomotive S 252

TECHNICAL DATA
Type S 252
Year
1993 – 1996
Wheel arrangement Bo‘Bo‘
Power system
AC 25 kV / 50 Hz; DC 3 kV
Rating [kW]
5,600
Starting tractive effort [kN]
300
Maximum speed [km/h]
220
Weight [t]
89 / 87
Track gauge [mm]
1,668
Numbers built
16 / 44

High-Performance Universal Locomotive S 252
for Spanish National Railways RENFE

Spanish National Railways purchased broad-gauge locomotives that were essentially of the same construction as the 15 locomotives running on the Madrid-Seville line. The locomotives are being used for interregional passenger and freight services throughout the electrified broad-gauge network in Spain, running exclusively on a voltage of 3 kV DC. The suitability of the units for broad and standard gauge, multiple power systems and universal use make this concept a pioneering approach for the development of a European locomotive.

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