- NS Class 1100
Class 1100 NS 1159 at Rotterdam Centraal Station. Power type Electric Builder Alsthom Build date 1950-1956 Total produced 60 UIC classification Bo'Bo' Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Driver diameter 1,250 mm (49 in) Length 14.11 m (46 ft 4 in) Weight on drivers 10.4 t Locomotive weight 83 t Electric system 1500V DC Current collection
Pantograph Top speed 135 km/h (84 mph) Power output 2030 kW Tractive effort 152 kN Career Nederlandse Spoorwegen Class 1100 Number in class 60 Number 1101-1160 Delivered 1950-1956 Disposition Scrapped or stored awaiting disposal
They have been out of service since 1999 although many were out of service before then. They operated all services, freight and passenger, and were NS main locomotive until the arrival of Class 1600s.
1156 had an accident near Tilburg in 1961 and 1131 was involved in the largest railway accident in the Netherlands at Harmelen. 1129 was involved in an accident in Westervoort in 1978, this locomotive was not destroyed, and was put back in service. In 1986 1141 derailed at Heeze.
The 1100 series locomotives were unpopular with NS drivers. The locomotives used an unusual design: the buffers are attached to the wheel assembly instead of the main body. Buffers attached to the main body are a common design feature, which provides a steady ride as the body is stabilized because it is pressed against the car it is pulling. The 1100 series lacked this stability, resulting in a very nervous bouncy ride which can be compared to a ride on a wooden roller coaster. The cabin was designed for French drivers in 1950, and anyone taller than 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) had a hard time in the nonadjustable driver seat, and air drafted around drivers' lower legs. In operation, cooling fans in the engine compartment produced a remarkably loud roar. For these reasons the locomotives were downright hated, and until 1980 the NS paid drivers that had to drive one a special bonus, one originally designated for dirty or unpleasant work.
Number Location Notes 1107 Blerick, owned by Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum 1122 Kijfhoek, owned by SKLOK  1125 Utrecht, Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum Displayed as 1122 1136 Goes, SGB  1145 Goes, SGB
Locomotives of Nederlandse Spoorwegen Shunters Diesel locomotives2000 • 2200 • 2400 • 2800 • 2900 • 6400 Electric locomotives
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