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Class 185 Electric Locomotive
The DB class 185 are dual voltage (15 kV & 25kV) versions of class
145. These are Bo-Bo locomotives rated at 4200 kW, 5630 hp and have a top
speed of 140 km/h, 87 mph. The class was introduced in 2000 primarily for
This locomotive was built by ADtranz (works number 33399) in 2000 but did not enter service with DB until November 2002.
185 002-3 at Augsburg on Tuesday November 21st, 2003. Initially it did not strike me as strange that this German locomotive was carrying advertising in English.