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1999: the ES64U2 platform  
Railcolor has published a Super Poster of all Siemens ES 64 U2/U4 liveries from 1999-2013.


       
Siemens customer overview      
OBB AG MRCE Dispolok Hupac SA DB Regio (ex Schenker)
1016/1116 series ES 64 U2 series ES 64 U2 series 182 series
332 - 1999-2006 52 - 2000-2004 3 - 2000-2001 25 - 2001
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MAV Zrt GySEV Rt EVB-MWB  
470 series 470 series 182 911 and 912  
10 - 2002 5 - 2002 2 - 2003  
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2nd hand purchased      
   
Hector Rail DB Systemtechnik    
ex MRCE Dispolok ex MRCE Dispolok    
242 series 182 506    
7 - 2010-2013 1 - 2013    
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ES 64 U2 = EuroSprinter, 6400 kW power rating, multi purpose (Universal), 2-tension (15kV and 25kV AC)
The ES64U2 platform was developed between 1997 and 1999 with the Railion 152 series as basis, but adjusted for regular service with speeds up to 230 kph, and when desired capable of running under two different catenary systems. The Austrian Federal Railways (OBB) was launching customer for the ES64U2 concept. Their 1997 order for 75 multi purpose locomotives set the requirements for the platform. The name ES64U2 was introduced by Siemens in 2001, to be used as designation for similar machines that were part of its own Dispolok leasing fleet. An extern design agency was responsible for the distinctive, refreshing look.

Between 1999 en 2006, several Siemens factories and the ÖBB workshops of Linz together, built 437 ES64U2 platform locomotives. The technical concept did not change during the production period. The ES64U2 production stopped in March 2006 with the delivery of ÖBB 1116 282. At that time a successor was already in the making. Since 2005 Siemens was already offering a platform including the ES64U2 configuration, with advanced IGBT traction convertors and meeting UIC loading gauge requirements better, hopefully expanding the restricted service domain of ES64U2 machines. The Arriva E183 series, built at the end of 2007, is the first representative of the latest platform with an ES64U2 configuration.

ES64U2 parade with OBB 1016s, 1116s, MAV 1047 and GySEV 1047

   
technical data
product description asynchrone dual-system multi purpose electric locomotive
production period 1999-2006
total number built 437
   
track gauge 1435 mm
loading gauge UIC 505-1 (SBB 01)
propulsion system
hollow-shaft drive
traction converter
watercooled, GTO-technology
number of axles
4
axle configuration
Bo'Bo'
weight
85 t
axle load 21,25 t
length of buffers
19.280 mm
maximum width 3.000 mm
height (cabin roof top) 3.966 mm
wheel base (distance center of bogies) 9.900 mm
wheel base of one bogie 3.000 mm
wheel diameter (max / min) 1150 / 1070 mm
   
power system
15kV 16 2/3 Hz AC and 25kV 50Hz*
Vmax
230 kph**
duration power rating
6.400 kW
maximum power rating
7.000 kW
starting traction effort
300 kN
maximum duration traction effort 250 kN
   
* OBB 1016 series: 15kV 16 2/3 Hz AC system only
** MAV 1047 series: top speed in Germany and Austria limited to 160 kph