DSB Class MX

DSB Class MX
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder Nydqist & Holm AB
Build date 1960–1962
Total produced 45
UIC class (A1A)(A1A)
Length 18.30 m (60 ft 0 in)
Loco weight 89.00 t (87.59 long tons; 98.11 short tons)
Cylinders V12
Performance figures
Power output 1,425 hp (1,063 kW) / 1,445 hp (1,078 kW)
Locale Denmark

The DSB Class MX is a lightweight, diesel-electric locomotive built by the Swedish company Nydqist & Holm AB between 1960 and 1962 for the Danish State Railways


After having great success with the MY locos, DSB started to search for a lighter locomotive for some of the smaller stretches on which the MYs were too heavy to run.

The first unit, 1001 arrived to Denmark in 1960 and got just as popular as its big-brothers in short time - the first 20 units (1001–1020) produced 1,425 horsepower (1,063 kW) whilst the last units, 1020-1045 produced 1,445 horsepower (1,078 kW).

Many of the MXs have been sold to Danish private railways, but some have also been sold to Sweden and some other countries.

See also

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