Finnish State Railways VR number 3040 class SR1 seen Helsinki 18/07/08
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The 25 kV Sr1 class of electric locomotives were built in the Soviet Union at the Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Factory between 1973 and 1985. A total of 110 are in use, but in December 2013 VR announced an order for 80 new electric locomotives to replace the Sr1 Class. The new locomotives, of the Siemens Vectron 6400 kW design with a top speed of 200 km/h, will be built in Austria (bogies at Graz) and Germany ( remaining parts at Munich) by Siemens. The new locomotives are scheduled to be delivered between 2017 and 2026, resulting in the withdrawal of the Sr1 class.