TEP80

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TEP80
Тепловоз ТЭП80 002 (2).jpg
Type and origin
Power type Diesel
Builder Kolomensky Zavod[1]
Serial number TEP 80 0001 - 0002[1]
Build date 1988-1989[1]
Total produced 2
Specifications
AAR wheel arr. B+B-B+B
Gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) Russian gauge
Axle load 22.5 t (22.1 long tons; 24.8 short tons)[1]
Locomotive weight 180.0 t (177.2 long tons; 198.4 short tons)[1]
Prime mover 1D49 (of 6,000 hp or 4,500 kW)[1]
Engine type (?)
Generator GS-519U2 ГС-519У2[2]
Traction motors ED-121VUHL1 (8 of) ЭД-121ВУХЛ1[2]
Performance figures
Maximum speed 160 km/h (99 mph)[1]
claimed record speed : 271 km/h (168 mph)
Power output 4,400 hp (3,300 kW)[1]
Tractive effort 240 kN (54,000 lbf) @ 50 km/h (31 mph)[2]
Career
Disposition TEP80-0002 exhibit at October Railway museum, Saint Petersburg

TEP80 (ТЭП80) is a Soviet diesel locomotive produced in 1988-1989. Only two locomotives of this model were built.

History and design[edit]

The principal designer was V. Khlebnikov; the locomotive utilised an 8-axle articulated design within a single locomotive body, two sets of main bogies each of four axles articulated in a Bo-Bo arrangement.[1]

Unit TEP80-0002 claims to hold the world speed record for a diesel railed vehicle having reached 271 km/h (168 mph) on 5 October 1993.[3] In 2007 the machine was transferred from the Russian Railway research institute (VNIIZHT) to the October railway museum (Музей Октябрьской железной дороги) in Saint Petersburg.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Серия ТЭП80" [TEP80]. S.C.A.D.O. (in Russian). 
  2. ^ a b c "Технические характеристики" [TEP 80 specifications]. S.C.A.D.O. (in Russian). 
  3. ^ "Рекордные испытания ТЭП80-0002 05.10.1993.TEP80 world speed record 271 km/h", YouTube (in Russian), 5 October 1993 
  4. ^ "Passenger locomotive TEP80-0002", October Railway Museum, retrieved February 2014