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This section gives a brief overview of all EuroRunner locomotives we call 'classic'. It concerns medium power (2000 kW engine output) diesel electrics. The concept, its most remarkable property being very quiet, was originally developed for the Austrian railways and introduced in 2002. They operate one hundred units as 2016 series, officially nicknamed 'Hercules'. In the slipstream of the OBB several smaller Austrian companies ordered similar units. For them, Siemens offered a version that suited freight service better, with smaller batteries and larger fuel tanks. This extended the range of the locomotive. In the mean time Siemens was able to fulfill a more exotic order from Hong Kong with EuroRunner based units. Five machines were delivered to KCRC (now MTRCL).

 

The EuroRunner also played an important role in open access passenger services. The ALEX services in southern Germany required modern diesel electrics. First Siemens made it possible to hire EuroRunner locomotives via its Dispolok subsidiary. Later on also Angel Trains and CBRail decided to invest in ER 20 machines, again for passenger services. This meant that the EuroRunner now was available to the German market, convincing several German operators such as the WLE, Press, EVB and OHE to order units for freight services.

 

Then Siemens moved its scope more towards eastern Europe. A demonstrator was built, units of Dispolok were hired to operators from the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Slovakia. Homologation was arranged. Finally, this resulted in orders from CTV (Romania) and Metrans (Czech Republic) in 2010.

 

On 19.01.2009, Siemens announced having signed a contract with Arriva. Since then, the production of EuroRunners was outsourced to Arriva's workshops in Neustrelitz. By doing this Siemens had a 'slow' production line for ER 20 locomotives on stock, like it had with ES 64 F4 locomotives in Munich and ES 64 U4 electrics in the OBB workshops of Linz. In 2011 the very last batch of stock units was produced. With the last EuroRunner being sold to Adria Transport in 2012 a decade of EuroRunner production ended. It had to make room for its successor: the Vectron DE.

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Fleet overview

ÖBB [AT] MTRCL [CN]
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MRCE [DE] StLB [AT]
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PRESS [DE] LTE [AT]
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EVB [DE] Ascendos [LU]
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WLE [DE] RTS Austria [AT]
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OHE [DE] Alpha Trains [BE]
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Stern & Hafferl [AT] e.g.o.o. / Enercon [DE]
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IntEgro [DE] SG [DE]
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METRANS [CZ] CTV [RO]
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Adria Transport [SLO] PCT [DE]
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Express Rail [SK] Beacon Rail Leasing [GB]
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Technical details

  ER 20 BU ER 20 BF
Dimensions    
Total length 19275 mm 19275 mm
Total height ? mm ? mm
Total width 2870 mm 2870 mm
Axle characteristics    
Wheel diameter 1100 mm 1100 mm
Axle arrangement Bo'Bo' Bo'Bo'
Track gauge 1435 mm 1435 mm
Weight    
Total weight (maximum) 80 tonnes 80 tonnes
Axle load (maximum) 20 tonnes 20 tonnes
Traction performance    
Top speed 140 km/h 140 km/h
Starting tractive effort 235 kN 235 kN
Continuous tractive effort ? kN ? kN
Maximum braking effort 100 kN 100 kN
Propulsion characteristics    
Fuel tank capacity 2500 L 4000 L
Diesel engine manufacturer MTU MTU
Diesel engine type 16V 4000 R41 16V 4000 R41
Power rating 2000 kW 2000 kW
Number of cylinders 16 16
Rated speed 1800 rpm 1800 rpm
Idle speed 600 rpm 600 rpm
Number of traction motors 4 4
Manufacturer electrical equipment Siemens Siemens
Electrical transmission AC AC

Production list

Hersteller Fabriknummer Baujahr Fahrzeugtyp Bauart Loknummer        
Siemens 20575 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 001
Siemens 20576 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 002
Siemens 20577 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 003
Siemens 20578 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 004
Siemens 20579 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 005
Siemens 20580 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 006
Siemens 20581 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 007
Siemens 20582 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 008
Siemens 20583 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 009
Siemens 20584 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 010
Siemens 20585 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 011
Siemens 20586 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 012
Siemens 20587 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 013
Siemens 20588 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 014
Siemens 20589 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 015
Siemens 20590 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 016
Siemens 20591 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 017
Siemens 20592 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 018
Siemens 20593 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 019
Siemens 20594 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 020
Siemens 20595 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 021
Siemens 20596 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 022
Siemens 20597 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 023
Siemens 20598 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 024
Siemens 20599 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 025
Siemens 20600 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 026
Siemens 20601 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 027
Siemens 20602 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 028
Siemens 20603 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 029
Siemens 20604 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 030
Siemens 20605 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 031
Siemens 20606 2002 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 032
Siemens 20607 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 033
Siemens 20608 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 034
Siemens 20609 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 035
Siemens 20610 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 036
Siemens 20611 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 037
Siemens 20612 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 038
Siemens 20613 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 039
Siemens 20614 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 040
Siemens 20615 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 041
Siemens 20616 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 042
Siemens 20617 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 043
Siemens 20618 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 044
Siemens 20619 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 045
Siemens 20620 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 046
Siemens 20621 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 047
Siemens 20622 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 048
Siemens 20623 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 049
Siemens 20624 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 050
Siemens 20625 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 051
Siemens 20626 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 052
Siemens 20627 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 053
Siemens 20628 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 054
Siemens 20629 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 055
Siemens 20630 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 056
Siemens 20631 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 057
Siemens 20632 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 058
Siemens 20633 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 059
Siemens 20634 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 060
Siemens 20635 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 061
Siemens 20636 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 062
Siemens 20637 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 063
Siemens 20638 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 064
Siemens 20639 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 065
Siemens 20640 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 066
Siemens 20641 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 067
Siemens 20642 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 068
Siemens 20643 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 069
Siemens 20644 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 070
Siemens 20972 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de MTRCL 8001
Siemens 20973 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de MTRCL 8002
Siemens 20974 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de MTRCL 8003
Siemens 20975 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de MTRCL 8004
Siemens 20976 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de MTRCL 8005
Siemens 20995 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 071
Siemens 20996 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 072
Siemens 20997 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 073
Siemens 20998 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 074
Siemens 20999 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 075
Siemens 21000 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 076
Siemens 21001 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 077
Siemens 21002 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 078
Siemens 21003 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 079
Siemens 21004 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 080
Siemens 21005 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 081
Siemens 21006 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 082
Siemens 21007 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 083
Siemens 21008 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 084
Siemens 21009 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 085
Siemens 21010 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 086
Siemens 21011 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 087
Siemens 21012 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 088
Siemens 21013 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 089
Siemens 21014 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de StLB 2016 901-7
Siemens 21015 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 091
Siemens 21016 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 092
Siemens 21017 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 093
Siemens 21018 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 094
Siemens 21019 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 095
Siemens 21020 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 096
Siemens 21021 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 097
Siemens 21022 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 098
Siemens 21023 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 099
Siemens 21024 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 100
Siemens 21025 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Beacon Rail ER 20-001
Siemens 21026 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de METRANS ER 20-002
Siemens 21027 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Beacon Rail ER 20-003
Siemens 21028 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de StLB 1223 004-3
Siemens 21029 2003 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Beacon Rail ER 20-005
Siemens 21030 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de LTE 2016 922
Siemens 21031 2005 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de MRCE Dispolok ER 20-007
Siemens 21032 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Beacon Rail ER 20-008
Siemens 21033 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de LTE 2016 903-3
Siemens 21034 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Beacon Rail ER 20-010
Siemens 21143 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de PRESS 253 014-9
Siemens 21144 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de 2016 090
Siemens 21145 2004 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de StLB 2016 902-5
Siemens 21146 2005 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de EVB 223 031
Siemens 21147 2005 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de PRESS 253 015-8
Siemens 21148 2006 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Beacon Rail ER 20-011
Siemens 21149 2006 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Beacon Rail ER 20-012
Siemens 21150 2006 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de EVB 223 033
Siemens 21151 2006 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Beacon Rail ER 20-013
Siemens 21152 2006 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Beacon Rail ER 20-014
Siemens 21153 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de RTS 2016 905
Siemens 21154 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Alpha Trains 223 061
Siemens 21155 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de SETG ER20-01
Siemens 21156 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de SETG ER20-02
Siemens 21157 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Alpha Trains 223 062
Siemens 21179 2005 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de NOB DE 2000-01
Siemens 21180 2005 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de NOB DE 2000-02
Siemens 21181 2005 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Express Rail 761 101-5
Siemens 21182 2006 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de EVB 223 032
Siemens 21183 2005 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de MRB 223 055
Siemens 21281 2006 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Beacon Rail ER 20-015
Siemens 21282 2006 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de WLE 22
Siemens 21283 2006 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de LTE 2016 904-1
Siemens 21284 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de EVB 223 034
Siemens 21285 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de PCW PCW7
Siemens 21402 2010 ER 20 BF Bo'Bo'-de METRANS 761 001-7
Siemens 21403 2010 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de METRANS 761 002-5
Siemens 21404 2010 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de METRANS 761 003-3
Siemens 21405 2010 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Adria Transport 2016 920
Siemens 21406 2010 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de CTV 2016 750
Siemens 21407 2010 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de CTV 2016 751
Siemens 21408 2011 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de IntEgro 223 152
Siemens 21409 2010 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de RCC - PCT 223 153
Siemens 21410 2010 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de RCC - PCT 223 154
Siemens 21411 2010 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de RCC - PCT 223 155
Siemens 21451 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Alpha Trains 223 063
Siemens 21452 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Alpha Trains 223 064
Siemens 21453 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Alpha Trains 223 065
Siemens 21454 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Alpha Trains 223 066
Siemens 21455 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Alpha Trains 223 067
Siemens 21456 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Alpha Trains 223 068
Siemens 21457 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de SETG ER20-03
Siemens 21458 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Alpha Trains 223 069
Siemens 21459 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Alpha Trains 223 072
Siemens 21460 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Alpha Trains 223 070
Siemens 21461 2007 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Alpha Trains 223 071
Siemens 21592 2008 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de St&H 2016 910
Siemens 21593 2008 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de WLE 23
Siemens 21594 2009 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de RTS 2016 906
Siemens 21595 2009 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de RTS 2016 907
Siemens 21596 2009 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de St&H 2016 911
Siemens 21597 2009 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de e.g.o.o. 223 141
Siemens 21598 2009 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de LTE 2016 909
Siemens 21599 2010 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de SG 223 143
Siemens 21600 2011 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de RTS 2016 908
Siemens 21601 2010 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de IntEgro 223 144
Siemens 21681 2011 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de e.g.o.o. 223 156
Siemens 21682 2011 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de RCC - PCT 223 157
Siemens 21683 2011 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de RCC - PCT 223 158
Siemens 21684 2011 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de METRANS 761 004-1
Siemens 21685 2011 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de St&H 2016 912
Siemens 21686 2011 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de St&H 2016 913
Siemens 21687 2011 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de METRANS 761 005-8
Siemens 21688 2011 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de METRANS 761 006-6
Siemens 21689 2011 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de METRANS 761 007-4
Siemens 21690 2011 ER 20 Bo'Bo'-de Adria Transport 2016 921