NS 1700

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NS 1700
NS1700 012.jpg
Traction power supply
overhead wire
ATB-EG max. speed 180 km/h
Included in RijndamRail update

The 1700 series locomotives were built by Alstom in 1990-1994. 81 of these locomotives, numbered 1701-1781, were built (In Metrosimulator, 1701-1775 will be available). They were mainly used in push-pull operation (the locomotive on one end of the train, and a coach equipped with a driver cab on the other end) with 'DD-AR' doubledecker coaches for local train services, or 'ICRm' intercity coaches. In service with 'ICRm' coaches, push-pull operation can sometimes also happen with a 1700 locomotive on both ends of the train, or pull-only with a single 1700 locomotive, shunting around at the end stations.

The locomotive can run in multiple traction with another 1700 locomotive, a mDDM motorcoach, or be remote controlled by a DDM / DD-AR / ICRm coach with a driver cab.

Most 1700 series locomotives have been retired from passenger service; 50 DD-AR doubledecker trainsets have had their locomotives replaced by motorcoaches (mDDM), and the ICRm trainsets are now hauled by newer TRAXX locomotives (in order to enable their use on the high speed line Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Breda - Belgium, which uses a higher voltage and another train protection system). Only a few remain on the Amsterdam - Bad Bentheim route (hauling the Amsterdam-Berlin intercity until the German border station, where a German locomotive takes over).


These locomotives always use the rear pantograph (in relation to the direction of travel). So when using cab 2 in the locomotive, it is most realistic to use pantograph 2 (use "Ctrl+[" instead of "Ctrl+P"). At low speeds in stations, the front pantograph is sometimes used as well; to divide the power taken from the overhead wires over a larger surface area, thereby releaving tension on the overhead wires. At stations, trains often accelerate from the same positions. When a lot of power is drawn by a locomotive accelerating from a stationary position, this can heat up the overhead wires around the contact area with the pantograph, weakening them (until they eventually break). By using the second pantograph, the contact area is doubled, relieving stress on the wires. When the speed comes above 30 km/h, the front pantograph is lowered again by the driver.

Special animations

Shift+X: Open/close left driver door
Ctrl+X: Open/close right driver door
Ctrl+Shift+X: activate/deactivate window wiper
Ctrl+[: Pantograph 2 up
Shift+[: Pantograph 2 down

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