ŽS series 444

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ŽS series 444
Locomotive series 444.jpg
ŽS 444 009 in Lapovo
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Designer ASEA
Builder Končar Group
Mašinska Industrija Niš
Build date 2004-2007
Total produced 30
Specifications
Configuration:
 • UIC Bo'Bo'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Length 15,500 mm (50 ft 10 in)
Loco weight 108 tonnes (106 long tons; 119 short tons)
Electric system/s 25kV 50 Hz AC Catenary
Current pickup(s) Pantograph
Performance figures
Maximum speed 100 km/h (62 mph), 120 km/h (75 mph), 140 km/h (87 mph), or 160 km/h (99 mph)
Career
Class ŽS 444
Nicknames Severina
Locale Serbia
Series 444 locomotive rushing through Belgrade-Center station.
An 444 series engine near the Subotica train station
Two Serbian Railways series 444 (left), a series 441 and a series 461 electric locomotive in the old shed at Belgrade depot.

The ŽS series 444 is an electric locomotive built for Serbian Railways obtained by thyristorisation of 30 ŽS series 441 locomotives.

History[edit]

This series is originally based on the license of the Swedish company ASEA. The 30 electric locomotives originally from series 441 of Serbian Railways have been modified by Končar Group from Zagreb, Croatia and MIN (Mašinska Industrija Niš) from Niš, Serbia. First modified locomotive, that received new code number - ŽS series 444 (former 441-077), has become operational in sumer 2004. Last modified locomotive was opened to traffic in January 2007. The modification is based on the restoration of 441 series. [1]

Voltage[edit]

This locomotive utilises 25 kV/50 Hz AC.

Liveries[edit]

All class 444 locomotives of Serbian Railways have red and greyish-blue livery which is the same as for other electric locomotives operated - 441 and 461 series.

Fleet[edit]

original 441 class number No
441-077 444-001
441-322 444-002
441-068 444-003
441-525 444-004
441-424 444-005
441-088 444-006
441-326 444-007
441-064 444-008
441-078 444-009
441-313 444-010
441-317 444-011
441-087 444-012
441-413 444-013
441-062 444-014
441-311 444-015
441-060 444-016
441-314 444-017
441-319 444-018
441-421 444-019
441-530 444-020
441-043 444-021
441-419 444-022
441-310 444-023
441-412 444-024
441-523 444-025
441-415 444-026
441-010 444-027
441-532 444-028
441-324 444-029
441-011 444-030

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