l NS Class 1800 Locomotives
This class of loco has come about through the renumbering of Class 1600. Originally 58 Locomotives of Class 1600 were delivered to NS between 1981 and 1983 and they were used on all types of train. Following the split of the NS business into separate accounting functions, Class 1600 was split between Railion (NS Railfreight) and NS Reizigers.There are now 35 Class 1800 with NS-R and the balance as Class 1600 with Railion


Photo by Roger Sandford

Technical Details
Number Series 1823/4, 1826-58 Built (as Class 1600) 1981-83
Wheel Arrangement B-B Power Rating 4540Kw
Max Speed 160 KM/H Tractive Effort 259Kn
Builder Alsthom Weight 83 Tonnes
Length 17.64m Wheel Dia. 1.260m
Motors 2x Alsthom TAB 666 A1    


NS 1827 at Den Bosh 8th June 2003 - Phot by Roger Sanday

Locomotive 1838 was badly damaged in an accident at Amsterdam Central in 2004. It is now located at Roosendaal waiting disposal. Click here from some pictures taken by Rodney Beech whilst the loco was undergoing assessment at Tilburg Works

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