The first 2 prototypes (E 11 001 and 002) are delivered.
The locomotives receive new registration: Class 211.
The second batch of 54 units is delivered.
While the first batch had 4x double grills per side, the second batch has 6x single grills per side.
Between 1985 and 1991, 22 units are reconfigured with different gear ratios so their performance parameters (top speed and tractive effort) were the same as Class 242.
But they were not quite identical (they still had different controls), so the reconfigured Class 211 units were registered as Class 242.3.
69 units are still in service with German Reich Railways (DR).
The locomotives receive new registration: Class 109.
The remaining units are transferred to the new created German Railway Corporation (DB).
Latest update on the 19th of October 2019 at 11:01
Contributor(s): Tudor C.