Ural Locomotives’ First 2ES7 Launched at BAM

17 January 2017 (15:45)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, January 17, 2017. Sinara Group’s Ural Locomotives handed its first 2ES7 AC freight loco with a-synchronic drive over to East-Siberian Railways’ Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM), Sinara Group’s press service reports.

The two-section locomotive got successfully tried out and certified in October-December 2016.

‘The mainline is normally used for giving extreme-conditions trial runs to all new types of locomotives. BAM presents a combination of operation-complicating factors: there are quite a few difficult slopes and angles, outside temperature varies between 50 degrees centigrade above in the summer and 50 degrees centigrade below in winter, and abundant snow makes using the railways difficult in winter time,’ the press service says.

It was determined during the first stage of the pull/energy efficiency tests that the tonnage rating for 2ES7 should be 6,000,000 kg.

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