Norwegian Railways numbering scheme
In Norway the Norwegian Railways (NSB) uses three identifications for their
trains: Class id., class number and serial number.
Class id's are (abbreviations from the European train list)
An X before the class id indicates a maintenance unit.
- Ska - Accumulator Shunters (EB)
- Skd - Diesel Shunters (DH)
- Di - Large diesel shunters (DH/DE) or Universal diesel locos (DE)
- El - Universal electrical locos or large electrical shunters (E)
- BS - EMU/DMU (Steering car)
- B - EMU/DMU (Middle car)
- BM - EMU/DMU (Motor car)
- BMU - EMU/DMU (Motorized middle car)
Class numbers are Di 1,2,3,4,5,7 and 8.
Di1 was a prototype (DH) built at Krupp Verke during WW2 and was retired
several years ago. Di2 has now been renumbered to Skd225. Class Di6 was
delivered but never accepted by NSB. Class Di3 will remain in service
until a replacement is delivered.
El 1 - 18 where classes 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 are the only remaining.
El1 2001 is still running but of course as a museum loco.
DMUs have class numbers from 83 and upwards. The only remaining are BM92.
EMUs have class numbers from 62 and upwards. The only remaining are
68, 69, 70 and 71 (Gardemoen line).
Skd's and Ska's have class number from 200 and upwards. The only
remaining are 220, 221, 223 and 224. There are also som older
remaining in the range 200-220 but I don't remember all of them.
Serial number are
Di 601- large shunters (DE) and universal locos.
Di 801- large shunters (DH)
El 2001- Electrical locos
(ex: El14 2164-2190 and 2197-2200, El15 2191-2196, El 16 2201-2217,
not used 2218-2220, El17 2221-2232 and El18 2241-?)
DMUs and EMUs have serial numbers depending on if it is
a steering car, motor car or middle car. The class 69 and 70 uses the same
kind of serial numbering:
As an example both BM 69 001 and BM 70 001 exists, thus they are separated
by their class id. There is no indication on that they will go short of
numbers. There are built 88 EMUs of class 69 and 12 EMUs of class 70.
- Motor car 001-
- Steering car 601-
- Middle car 801-
The older DMUs and EMUs have a very confusing numbering system.