RENFE 321 class

RENFE 2128 321 028 at Vicálvaro classification yard, August 23rd, 1996.

Joaquin Lopez del Ramo photo

22 units were sold to Argentina (Buenos Aires al Pacifico/BAP). 52 units left on RENFE roster as of 1.1.1995. In summer 96 less than 40 DL500S were rostered. The days are counted for this end cab model as well... More retired units for BAP expected.

Diego Antonio reports (13.12.98):
Actually, (13.12.98), the 321 locs which are working at Barcelona are the following:
- 321.014. Green/yellow painted.
- 321.021. Grey/yellow painted with cab window reformed.
- 321.079. Green/yellow painted.
these locos are assigned to maintenance trains. Also in Barcelona "Can Tunis" Depot are stored, in order to be scrapped (all these are painted in green/yellow):
- 321.039
- 321.060 called "La bomba atómica" (the atomic bomb), because when this loc. was assigned at Madrid a motor piston flew out like a rocket.

Joaquin Lopez del Ramo reports (22.12.98):
The "Aceralia" Company has rented various locomotives from the 2100 series from RENFE, to be used in their factory in Asturias. These locomotives have been painted with a new design. The numbers are: 2168, 2135, 2153, 2146 and 2148.

Sightings from Phil Wormald from March 25th, 2001: 321.015 green livery at Tarragona yesterday.

2163 321 063 accelerates a container unit train out of a Madrid station, June 12th, 1992.

J. Lopez del Ramo photo

More 321 class pics

Builder's typecode: DL500S
Introduced: 1965
Builders: Alco, USA; CAF, Spain; SECN, Spain; Euskalduna, Spain
Number built: 80
Weight, total: 111 t
Fuel: 3400 l
Wheel arrangement: Co'Co'
Wheel diameter: 1016 mm
Length over buffers: 18567 mm
Wheelbase, total: 14027 mm
Bogie wheelbase: 4191 mm
Height overall: 4216 mm
Maximum speed: 120 km/h
Diesel engine/cylinders: Alco 251C/V12
Rating: 2180 HP at 1025 rpm (UIC)
Continuous traction effort: 19325 kg (at 22,5 km/h)
Multiple unit control: 5 units
Vapor heating


Last update 25.03.01