NSB El 5 was an electric locomotive built by AEG, Norsk Elektrisk & Brown Boveri, Siemens, Hamar Jernstøperi and Thune between 1927 and 1936, with a total of 12 units being delivered to the Norwegian State Railways. They were capable of 1,044 kW and top speed of 70 km/h. Number 2039 is preserved by the Norwegian Railway Museum.

NSB El 5
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NSB El 5 2041 outside Sandesund Station
Type and origin
Power typeElectric
BuilderAEG
Siemens
Norsk Elektrisk & Brown Boveri
Hamar Jernstøperi
Thune
Build date1927–1936
Total produced12
Specifications
Configuration:
 • UICB'B'
Gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Length13.1 m (42 ft 11+34 in)
Loco weight66.8 t (65.7 long tons; 73.6 short tons)
Electric system/s15 kV  16+23 Hz AC Catenary
Current pickup(s)Pantograph
Performance figures
Maximum speed70 km/h (43 mph)
Power output1,044 kW (1,400 hp)
Career
OperatorsNorwegian State Railways
Numbers5 2035 – 5043
5 2051 – 5 2053
LocaleRjukan Line
Retired1972
Current ownerNorwegian Railway Museum (2039)

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