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DB Class 120 Quad Icon Shop Electric
DB Class 120 Quad
Type Icon Shop Electric (Electric)
Power 41 Icon Power
Tax 381 U-235
Dispatch XP 280 XP
Set DB Schnellzug I (+10%)
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 16 Jul 2013 320 Gems 252,400 XP 120 Limit 1
Icon Shop SO Special 20 Aug 2013 300 Gems 252,400 XP 90 Limit 2
Icon Shop VO Vintage 25 May 2014 280 Gems 59,500 XP 70 Limit 3
Icon Shop VO Vintage 29 Jun 2014 270 Gems 59,500 XP 50 Limit 3
The DB Baureihe 120 is a class of electric locomotives operated by DB Fernverkehr in Germany. The locomotives' prototypes, delivered in 1979 (Mark 120.0), were one of the first electric locomotives with three-phase motors. They were based on experiences made in the 1970s with diesel-electric test platforms (Mark DE 2500/ DB Mark 202). In Norway, a new four-axle Locomotive, Mark El-17, was launched during 1983 with top speeds up to 93 mph. The design was intended to be the first truly universal locomotive, capable of pulling fast passenger trains as well as heavy freight trains. While the electric equipment exceeded expectations, the mechanical part suffered from its lightweight construction necessitated by the heavy electronics of the time. After extensive tests, a series of 60 locomotives (Mark 120.1) were ordered in 1984 and delivered in 1986–1988. Original plans to build up to 2,000 machines were ultimately ended by DB's privatisation. The 120s went to DB Fernverkehr, the other divisions of Deutsche Bahn ordered locomotives that featured technologies from the 120, but were not direct successors.
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