NS 1300

NS 1300

Additional information


The Netherlands

Rail Company

NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen)

Power Type


High Speed (>250 km/h)


Vehicle Type



Alstom (Alsthom)


1435 mm (standard gauge)

Type / Model

NS 1300

Power (kW)
Top Speed


NS Class 1300
E-loc 1312.jpg
Type and origin
Power typeElectric
Build date1952-1956
Total produced16
 • UICCo′Co′
Gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Length18.95 m (62 ft 2 in)
Adhesive weight19 t (18.7 long tons; 20.9 short tons)
Loco weight111 t (109 long tons; 122 short tons)
Electric system/s1.5 kV DC Catenary
Current pickup(s)Pantograph
Safety systemsATB-EG
Performance figures
Maximum speed130 km/h (81 mph)
Power output3,159 kW (4,236 hp)
Tractive effort241 kN (54,000 lbf)
OperatorsNederlandse Spoorwegen
Number in class16
NumbersIn the range 1301-1316

The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) Class 1300 was a Dutch locomotive in service for 48 years from 1952 until 2000.

It was built at the same time as the NS Class 1100 at Alsthom and was based on the SNCF Class CC 7100. The Class 1300 is a bigger 6-axle, Co′Co′, version of the Class 1100.

The first loco, the 1301, was delivered in 1952 and was first used at the opening of the electric service between Zwolle and Groningen.

After being in service for less than a year 1303 was damaged beyond repair when it collided with EMU 642 at Weesp on June 19, 1953. After this accident Alsthom delivered a new loco that was originally to be delivered as a CC 7100 to the SNCF. 1303 was scrapped on the spot although some equipment was salvaged to be used in replacement loco 1311.

The locos numbered 1312-1316 were delivered in 1956 in a Berlin blue colour scheme (the locos delivered in 1952 were delivered in a turquoise colour scheme, but were painted Berlin blue in 1955).

During the 1980s the entire Class 1300 got prolonging maintenance and were painted yellow, with a big NS logo at the side. Also, the locos were all named after a Dutch city:

In 2000 the last locomotives were withdrawn from service. 1302, 1304, 1312 and 1315 have been preserved.

In 2015 number 1304 came back into service for private operator HSL Logistik, but in February 2016 it broke down due to operator error. Late 2018 it was repaired by replacing a few traction motors and since then it is deployed by the Fairtrains foundation for occasional transfers. The objective of Fairtrains is to have museum equipment restored and preserved from the revenues of their use. Number 1315 is the next one to be refurbished and is expected to be operational again in the course of 2019.

Number 1312 is the working representative of this class for the Dutch Railway Museum, with number 1302 serving as spare part donor.