SNCB HLE 13 locomotive

This add-on allows you to drive at a technical compliance level using the essential procedures to start and drive this locomotive.

However, you can also simplify the driving experience by deactivating the safety systems.


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This locomotive is a dual voltage engine: 3 kVDC and 25 kVAC (and 1.5 kVDC reduced power). With a maximum speed of 200 km/h, it is intended to run on the SNCB, CFL and SNCF networks, is allowed to the stations of Roosendaal and Maastricht on the NS network (Netherlands).

It develops a power of 5,600 kW (about 6,700 hp) and can run heavy freight trains at high speed to the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, as well as passenger train.

The body consists of two driver's cabs and a central compartment (electrical equipment, pneumatic panels, devices and auxiliary units).

The locomotive is equipped with two high-performance twin-engine bogies ensuring both a very high level of comfort at high speed and little aggressiveness on the track in curves.

The two Belgian and Luxemburg networks have two distinct series of HLE13 locomotives in service:

40 for Belgium ( n° 1 to 5, 21 to 35, 41 to 60)

20 for the Grand Duchy (HLE 3000)(n° 6 to 20 and 36 to 40).

Source: History of traction in Belgium (1981-2000) Volume 6 pp 95 and 97


  • Realistic driving
  • TBL1 +
  • TBL
  • Dead-Man Feature
  • Imposed speed
  • Realistic headlights and lantern system
  • Realistic sounds
  • Compliant markings and signage

Not compatible with Train Simulator 2021 32 bits

General characteristics of the real locomotive

Type: Bo Bo

Total weight : 90 tons

Numbering : B 1301- 1360 and CFL 3001-3020

Uni-hourly power:

Traction: 5,600 kW

Recovery: 3,000 kW

Rheostatic: 2,500 kW

Voltage: 3 kVDC

              25 kVAC 50 Hz

              1.5 kVDC with limited power

Maximum speed: 200 km/h

Maximum starting force: 288 kN


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