TEP80 is a Soviet diesel locomotive produced in 1988-1989. Only two locomotives of this model were built. The second of which TEP80-0002 lays claim to the world speed record for a diesel railed vehicle having reached 271 km/h on 5 October 1993. The record breaking locomotive is now situated in the Museum of Railway Machinery, former Varshavsky Rail Terminal, Saint Petersburg.
Inscription on the body of TEP80-0002 says: 271 km/h speed record for diesel locomotives was achieved
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.
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