NSB Class 65

NSB Class 65 (Norwegian: NSB type 65) was a three-car electric multiple unit operated by Norges Statsbaner between 1936 and 1985. It was mainly used for local trains as well as branch lines. A total of 49 units were delivered between 1936 and 1949. The motor cars were built by Norsk Elektrisk & Brown Boveri and Skabo while the centre and end cars were built by Strømmen.

NSB Class 65
NSB type 65a at Oslo V.jpg
Class 65a in 1939 at Oslo
In service1936–1985
ManufacturerNorsk Elektrisk & Brown Boveri, Skabo and Strømmen
Number built49 units
Formation3 cars
Operator(s)Norges Statsbaner
Car lengthMotor cars: 20.92 m (68 ft 8 in)
Centre cars: 20.92 m (68 ft 8 in)
End cars: 21.08 m (69 ft 2 in)
Maximum speed70 km/h (43 mph)
WeightMotor cars: 46.7–47.0 tonnes (46.0–46.3 long tons; 51.5–51.8 short tons)
Centre cars: 27.2–28.5 tonnes (26.8–28.0 long tons; 30.0–31.4 short tons)
End cars: 29.5–30.5 tonnes (29.0–30.0 long tons; 32.5–33.6 short tons)
Traction system4 x NEBB EDTM 384
Power output464 kW (622 hp)
Electric system(s)15 kV  16.7 Hz AC Catenary
Current collector(s)Pantograph
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)

There are three series of Class 65. The A-series is rebuilt passenger carriages in wood totaling 10 units. The B-series consists of 13 steel units built in 1942 while a total of 22 C-series units were delivered 1949-51. Type 65 was quite successful and both Class 67 and Class 68 are based on it.

Units have been preserved by the Norwegian Railway Association, NBVJ in Nora, Freunde des Schienenverkehrs Flensburg, Minden Museum Railway and Colne Valley Railway.

External linksEdit

  • "Norske motorvogner, type 65". Jernbane.net.
  • "Class 65". Norwegian Railway Club.