73315 Electric locomotive 250 001-5, DR

Electric locomotive 250 001-5, DR



Discontinued, not available

Electric locomotive 250 001 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn.

■ Pre-series version with large front and side windows
■ In the original burgundy red livery with scissor pantographs
■ In digital mode with switchable shunting light and individually switchable headlights or tail lights
■ With switchable driver’s cab lighting
■ With set of etched signs included

The type programme for new electric locomotives of the Deutsche Reichsbahn did not include a six-axle locomotive for hauling heavy goods trains. Although double traction with four-axle locomotives was in use, the DR could not reach the desired performance. With the electrification of the Dresden-Zwickau line, there was a need for a more powerful electric locomotive. At the end of the 1960s, the DR decided to build a new six-axle electric locomotive series that could be used universally. The locomotives were built with the latest available technology and state of the art features were taken into account, such as a lightweight steel construction or deep manoeuvring of the bogies.
LEW Henningsdorf delivered the prototypes 250 001-250 003 in 1974. Designed as a heavy goods locomotive, it had an hourly power output of 5,400 kW and a maximum permitted speed limit of 120 km/h. As the locomotive showed no streamlined curves, which are usually unnecessary with a low top speed, it got its nickname "Stromcontainer".

Additional Information

General data
Coupling NEM shaft 362 with close coupling mechanism
Minimum radius 358 mm
Flywheel yes
Number of driven axles 6
Number of axles with traction tyres 2
Article number 73315
Scale H0
Epoch IV
Railway Company DR
Head light 3 headlight, dependent on the direction of travel/2 tail lights, dependent on the direction of travel
LED head light yes
Additional light function yes
Interior lighting Yes, LED, Digital switchable, Driver's cab lighting
Control DC Digital
Interface Electrical interface for traction units PluX22
Digital decoder PluX22
Decoder-Type MS450P22
Sound yes
Buffer capacitor yes
Length over buffer 225 mm


Spare part list (DE)
Use-Instructions (DE)
Use-Instructions Supplement 1 (DE)
Configuration Variables & Function keys (DE)

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