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The DRG Class E93 is an electric heavy freight locomotive built by AEG for Deutsche Reichsbahn in 1933. Its development was triggered by the electrification of the Geislinger Steige, a steep grade of the mainline railroad between Stuttgart and Ulm, which had been electrified in 1933 and required powerful new freight locomotives to overcome it with heavy freight trains.
|DRG Class E93|
|Type and origin|
|Maximum speed||70 km/h (43 mph)|
|Power output||2,502 kW (3,355 hp)|
|Tractive effort||Continuous: 198 kN (45,000 lbf),|
Starting: 360 kN (81,000 lbf)
The 18 ordered units were delivered between 1933 and 1937.
The external appearance superficially resembles a Swiss crocodile but the German locomotive differs in that the axles are individually powered and the body is not articulated.