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In 1998, OSE (Organization of Railroads in Greece) started receiving the brand-new Adtranz DE2000 diesel-electric locomotives, which were ordered at a cost of DM 210 million in 1995. These dual-engine dual-cab locomotives were relatives to classes like the PKP EU43 and the Italian E412, and were a derivative of the Octeon platform. The use of dual prime-mover engines was unusual (complete with separate alternators etc.), as there were stringent reliability specifications from the customer. The MTU 12V396TC13 engine was essentially the same as in the AEG/LEW-built InterCity DMUs introduced a decade before, as the commonality was desirable, and the pair delivered 2.1 MW (if train heating was used, it could 'eat' up to 500 kW, as there is not a separate generator - the power is drawn from the intermediate DC link). The engines can shut down and start-up automatically on demand, resulting in a more economic operation.

 

Another interesting capability is that these locomotives are 'convertible' to straight electric 5.5 MW locomotives with maximum speed of 200 km/h (the running gear can already accomodate the higher speed and horsepower), by replacing the machine room. In reality, these locomotives are not expected to ever run as straight electrics, as there is a surplus of "Hellasprinter" locomotives and the electrification of the Greek mainline proceeds at a very slow pace. These locomotives used steel bodies from Pafawag in Poland, aluminum roof panels from Derby in UK, AC motors and alternators from Adtranz Austria, the bogies are Flexifloat (built at Kassel), etc.

 

The class leader was A-471, and the order concluded with the A-496, making it the largest single class order of OSE, at 26 locomotives. Later, an order for ten copies of 6-axle metre gauge variant for the Pelopónnesos network were converted to an order for ten standard gauge 4-axle locomotives, this time to Bombardier, which had absorbed Adtranz. This raised the total to 36 locomotives, and the need for common parts with the first batch meant that their MTU engines were produced past their legal permission due to new Euro regulations.

 

In general, the public liked these locomotives very much thanks to their quiet operation and high speed and acceleration (and an attractive livery added more to their image - their nickname is "Marlboro", which can be explained if you look at these head-on). After Athens Olympic Games in 2004, the class started being renumbered with 6-digit numbers as class 220, so A-471 became 220 001 until the A-496 (which became 220 026), while the second batch from Bombardier came directly with the 6-digit numbers.

 

Text: Nick Fotis

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Original version

The first 26 machines were delivered as such, with service number A 471 to A 496. The second batch was delivered with the old logo but with new 220 series numbers.

New OSE logos

A new corporate identity means a new logo, in orange and blue. This visual also displays the new 220 series numbers. In order to help with the high temperatures, the grilles below the diesel exhausts got little covers (or 'ears'). The first batch was delivered without the covers, the second batch with ears inclusive.

Technical details

Dimensions  
Total length 19400 mm
Total height 4260 mm
Total width 2950 mm
Axle characteristics  
Wheel diameter (new) 1100 mm
Wheel diameter (worn) 1010 mm
Wheel base 2650 mm
Bogie base 11400 mm
Axle arrangement Bo'Bo'
Track gauge 1435 mm
Weight  
Total weight 80 tonnes (81.6 when full)
Axle load 20 tonnes (20.4 when full)
Traction performance  
Top speed 160 km/h
Starting tractive effort 260 kN
Continuous tractive effort (at 25 km/h) 230 kN
Maximum braking effort 160 kN
Propulsion characteristics  
Fuel tank capacity ? L
Number of traction motors 4
Traction motor type ?
Diesel engine manufacturer MTU
Diesel engine type 2x 12V396TC13
Power rating 2100 kW
Number of cylinders 12
Electrical transmission AC

Fleet list

Manufacturer: Works number: Year of construction: Type: Axle configuration: Company Locomotive number        
Adtranz 33268 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 001
Adtranz 33269 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 002 4 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33270 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 003 8 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33271 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 004 11 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33272 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 005 6 pictures(s) available Revisions available
Adtranz 33273 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 006 1 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33274 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 007 4 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33275 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 008 1 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33276 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 009 1 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33277 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 010 2 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33278 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 011 3 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33279 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE A 482 2 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33280 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 013 2 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33281 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 014 7 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33282 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 015 2 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33283 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 016 1 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33284 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 017 1 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33285 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 018 7 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33286 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 019 3 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33287 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 020
Adtranz 33288 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 021 2 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33289 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 022 3 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33290 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 023 4 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33291 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 024 7 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33292 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 025 3 pictures(s) available
Adtranz 33317 1997 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 026 2 pictures(s) available
Bombardier 33798 2003 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 027 1 pictures(s) available
Bombardier 33799 2003 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 028 1 pictures(s) available
Bombardier 33800 2003 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 029 4 pictures(s) available
Bombardier 33801 2003 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 030 1 pictures(s) available
Bombardier 33802 2003 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 031 5 pictures(s) available
Bombardier 33803 2004 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 032 11 pictures(s) available
Bombardier 33804 2004 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 033 2 pictures(s) available
Bombardier 33805 2004 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 034 9 pictures(s) available
Bombardier 33806 2004 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 035 4 pictures(s) available
Bombardier 33807 2004 DE 2000 Bo'Bo'-de OSE 220 036 1 pictures(s) available