World's most powerful electric freight locomotive
RZD has started tests of AC 4ES5K "Ermak", the world's most powerful electric freight locomotive, produced by Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant, which is part of the Transmashholding, Russia’s largest producer of rolling stock.
According to press-service of Transmashholding the new trains has the power of 13120 kW and is designed for the transportation of heavy trains with the weight of 7100 m.
The test program includes checking the locomotive for the compliance with the technical regulations of the Customs Union, safety standards for electromagnetic compatibility, as well as safety, functional, and environmental safety. In addition, there are plans to complete tests of an integrated control system, as well as safety control system, and a system of backing of emergency lighting.
All the tests will be completed by late November.
Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant
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