Product Features and Details
Model: The Gutzold 39350 electric locomotive BR 250 137-7 is a very impressive model with a massive metal frame. The model has extensive detail, comes in a beautiful livery, is equipped with a powerful motor and 4 powered axles, includes 4 wheelsets for power input, two of them are spring mounted and pantographs that can be powered by catenary if desired. The model also includes white and red LED headlights that coordinate with the direction of travel. This model would make a nice addition to any collection. The manufacturer offers several versions of this model in both 2-Rail DC and 3-Rail AC with and without sound. Add one to your collection today.
Prototype: In 1964 the development of a new heavy-duty Co'-Co' class 250 locomotive was started. It should replace the class 254/E94 engines. After extensive tests and small modifications, the locomotive was delivered to the DR in six batches starting in 1977. It was manufactured at LEW “Hans Beimler” in Hennigsdorf. Besides the heavy freight train and container train services the locomotives were used for passenger express train services. The weight of the locomotive was 123 t, the maximum speed was125 km/h. The last units were delivered to DR in 1983. Meanwhile the class 250 was renamed to class 155 and are in service at the DB.