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DB Schenker EG 3100  
in short
order details
The history of electrical railways in Denmark is still very short. It took until the early 80s before first lines were electrified, using the 25kV AC voltage system. Therefore also the electric locomotive is quite new in this Scandinavian country. Up till now only two different series have been built. It started with the EA 3000 series; 22 units built by Henschel/Scandia between 1984 and 1992. These units represented a revolutionairy concept at that time, being one of the first types using a three-phase currency propulsion system. From 1999 on, the EA 3000 got company from, again, a remarkable new machine, the EG 3100 series, up till now the only EuroSprinter locomotive with six axles.
 
 
13 locomotives
ordered 22.08.1997
delivered 01.2000 - 11.2000
> designation EG 3101-3113
 
operator official website:
http://www.railion.dk
Siemens official website:
http://www.siemens.com/ts
 
   
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2013-06-03 [SE/DK/DE] DBSRS EG 3100 series in blue; only two remain
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2010-06-26 [DK] second EG3100 repainted in red
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2010-04-24 [SE/DK/DE] DB Schenker Rail Scandinavia EG 3100 repainted
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DB Schenker EG 3100: general history  
Because of the opening of the new Øresund Belt link in 2000, offering a direct link between the Danish, German and Swedish rail networks, the Danish rail operator DSB decided to order thirteen very powerful locomotives. As the EG 3100 are also used in Germany and Sweden, they are bi-voltage machines, being able to run under 15 kV AC catenary additionally, and they are equipped with Swedish/Danich ATC and the German Indusi signalling systems. It was determined that the EG series had to be able to haul 2000 tonnes freight trains through the Great Belt link tunnel and over the bridge, with steap slopes up to 15,6 promilles. For these performances, four axles (almost standard nowadays) just would not suffice, resulting in the development of new three axled bogies. The continuous power rating was set on 6500 kW, the starting traction effort on 400 kN, and its top speed had to be a 140 kph, together a challenging concept for Siemens-KraussMaffei. As the EG 3100 series is not equipped with electrical train heating, they can not haul passenger trains.

DSB decided the place the order on August 22, 1997. The machines would be delivered in 1999-2000 to its independent freight division, DSB Gods.

The EG series are part of the ´EuroSprinter´ familiy, representing the second generation of this uniform platform, of which the DB 152 series more or the less can be regarded as the prototype. Proven components of this type therefore also found their place in the EG series including the shape of the exterior. Many different Siemens factories contributed to the development of the EG series. Traction and electronics parts are build by Siemens Verkehrstechnik. The bogies are built by Siemens Duewag in Krefeld-Uerdingen and Siemens SGP in Graz (Austria). Frames and bodies finally were constructed by Siemens Krauss-Maffei in München, were also final assembly took place. Originally it was planned to paint the locomotives completely red, but in 1998 DSB Gods presented it own style, resulting in a very artistic dark blue livery with blue and yellow details.

The roll-out of the first EG 3100 for DSB Gods took place in München on the August 3, 1999. Then a test program was started. EG 3100 locomotives ran on Siemens' test tracks of Wegberg-Wildenrath (Germany), Velim (near Celeznice in the Czech Republic) and in Germany (e.g. the Frankenwaldbahn for traction effort tests), Denmark and Sweden. On June 9, 2000, first EG 3100 was being used for a commercial service. On June 22, 2000, the first nonstop service from Padborg (German-Danish border) to Malmo (Sweden) was completed. Of course there were the usual starting problems but since the end of 2000 the EG 3101-3113 function very well.

In 2001 DSB Gods was taken over by the German logictics company Railion, and renamed Railion Denmark. In 2008 the company was renamed again as Railion Scandinavia. Except for the removal of the DSB Gods logos in 2001, this has not affected to appearance of the EG 3100 series so far.

DB Schenker EG 3100: repaint  
In April 2010, EG 3111 was called at the work shops of Høje Taastrup for a repaint. On 24.04.2010, we could see the result: a red locomotive; The basis is the normal DB colour scheme, but it has some additional markings that tell us that these units are part of the DB Schenker Rail Scandinavia loco-pool, a cooperation between DB Schenker Rail Deutschland and Green Cargo. It was the first time that this joint-venture is visible on a vehicle.
DB Schenker: Select your Locomotive:  
Krauss-Maffei 20424 1999 EG 3100 Co'Co'-el DB Schenker  "EG 3101" 22 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Krauss-Maffei 20425 1999 EG 3100 Co'Co'-el DB Schenker  "EG 3102" 14 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Krauss-Maffei 20426 1999 EG 3100 Co'Co'-el DB Schenker  "EG 3103" 13 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Krauss-Maffei 20427 2000 EG 3100 Co'Co'-el DB Schenker  "EG 3104" 12 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Krauss-Maffei 20428 2000 EG 3100 Co'Co'-el DB Schenker  "EG 3105" 9 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Krauss-Maffei 20429 2000 EG 3100 Co'Co'-el DB Schenker  "EG 3106" 16 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Krauss-Maffei 20430 2000 EG 3100 Co'Co'-el DB Schenker  "EG 3107" 22 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Krauss-Maffei 20431 2000 EG 3100 Co'Co'-el DB Schenker  "EG 3108" 11 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Krauss-Maffei 20432 2000 EG 3100 Co'Co'-el DB Schenker  "EG 3109" 12 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Krauss-Maffei 20433 2000 EG 3100 Co'Co'-el DB Schenker  "EG 3110" 10 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Krauss-Maffei 20434 2000 EG 3100 Co'Co'-el DB Schenker  "EG 3111" 11 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Krauss-Maffei 20435 2000 EG 3100 Co'Co'-el DB Schenker  "EG 3112" 17 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Krauss-Maffei 20436 2000 EG 3100 Co'Co'-el DB Schenker  "EG 3113" 15 picture(s) available   revision data available