B-B+B-B 2-UNIT ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE VL80S-005

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Category:Electric Locomotives    Manufacturer:Other    Country:Russia    Year:2014 Contributor:Peter Langsdale

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VL80T type which has been modified for use in multiple-unit operations with up to 4 coupled units. The 'S' in its name derives from the first letter of the Russian term for multiple-unit train control. Photographed in the West Siberian Railway Museum at Novosibirsk, Russia on 14 May 2014. Built in 1980.
All the VL (Vladimir Lenin) series of electric locomotives were constructed at the Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant (NEVZ) between 1961 and 1994. All the mechanical parts, traction engines, and auxiliary electric machinery were manufactured at that plant, although some of the important components, such as the traction transformer, were sourced from other factories. A total of 2,746 examples rolled out of the NEVZ works between 1979 and 1994.

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