PKP class EP03

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PKP class EP03
PKP class EP03.jpg
EP03-01
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder ASEA
Build date 1951–1952
Total produced 8
Specifications
UIC class Bo′Bo′
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Wheel diameter 1,220 mm (48 in)
Length 14,170 mm (46 ft 5 78 in)
Width 3,150 mm (10 ft 4 in)
Loco weight 81.2 t (79.9 long tons; 89.5 short tons)
Electric system(s) 3,000 V DC Catenary
Current collection Pantograph
Traction motors LIB 117, 83:24 gear ratio
Performance figures
Maximum speed 100 km/h (62 mph)
Power output 1,650 kW (2,210 hp)
1,800 kW (2,400 hp)
Career
Operators PKP
Locale Poland

The PKP class EP03 is a type of electric locomotive used by Polish railway operator Polskie Koleje Państwowe (PKP).

History[edit]

In 1946 PKP purchased eight locomotives from the Swedish manufacturer Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget (ASEA) of a type not used in Sweden.

Introduction[edit]

The locomotives were introduced in 1951–1952. They were designated EP03 class according to PKP system, and numbered EP03-01 to EP03-08. Their main purpose was operating light passenger and freight trains.

Locomotive assignment[edit]

Locomotives numbers Operator Remarks
01 Sucha Beskidzka

Withdrawal[edit]

The EP03 locomotives were in service until about 1970; the last of the class was withdrawn in 1974.

Present use[edit]

The only locomotive in operation is EP03-01, preserved in the railway museum in Chabówka.

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