Wednesday October 18th, 2017
If you enjoy counting on a solid quill drive, we have some good news for you, as a new production series is now available in Rail Nation’s engine house.
In regular service, the engines of Series E 19 were restricted to a maximum speed of 180 km/h, but were designed for speeds of up to 225 km/h. At the time of their release in 1937, they were not only the fastest electric engines of the German Reichsbahn, but also the most powerful single-frame engines in the world.
Only a total of four of these engines were ever manufactured. Two different series of the E 19 were developed, as several companies were commissioned in a bid to compare the work of the largest German electric companies. AEG built the E 19 01 and 02 engines, which largely corresponded to a modernised version of Series E 18. The other engines, E 19 11 and 12 were developed by SSW and Henschel, and differed from the original model particularly with regard to the engine itself.
The E 19 will appear on the tracks in the fifth era as a production series for the Basilisk. Log in now to claim this production series for free.
Full steam ahead!
The Rail Nation Team