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Class 180 Electric Locomotive
The DB class 180 consist of 20 dual voltage electrics, able to run on the
15,000 volt AC in Germany plus the 3000 volt DC systems in the Czech
Republic and Poland. The locomotives were built by Škoda, in what was
Czechoslovakia, between 1988 & 1991 for the DDR as their class 230.
These are Bo-Bo locomotives rated at 3080 kW, 4130 hp with a top speed of 120
km/h, 75 mph.
This locomotive was built by CKD (builder's number 8793) in April 1991 and originally numbered 230 012-7 and became 180 012-7 under the 1992 renumbering scheme.
180 012-7 arriving at Frankfurt (Oder) with train EC45 (Berlin-Warsaw) on Friday May 9th, 2003.