PKP class ET41

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ET41
Et41-001.jpg
ET41-001 of PKP Cargo in Raszowa, 15 September 2016
Type and origin
Power typeElectric
BuilderH. Cegielski - Poznań S.A.
Build date1977–1983
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AARB-B+B-B
 • UICBo′Bo′+Bo′Bo′
Gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Wheel diameter1,250 mm (49.21 in)
Length31,860 mm (104 ft 6 38 in)
Width3,038 mm (9 ft 11 58 in)
Height4,343 mm (14 ft 3 in)
Loco weight167 t (164 long tons; 184 short tons)
Electric system/s3 kV DC Catenary
Current pickup(s)Pantograph
Traction motorsEE 541B
Transmission79:18
Loco brakeOerlikon
Train brakesOerlikon
Performance figures
Maximum speed125 km/h (78 mph)
Power output4,000 kW (5,400 hp)
Tractive effort500 kN (110,000 lbf)
Career
OperatorsPKP
The articulated join in ET41-104

ET41 is the name for a Polish electric locomotive used by the Polish railway operator (PKP). Three such locomotives were briefly rented to the Croatian Railways between 1995 and 1996 and were given the designation HŽ series 1081 there.[1]

History[edit]

ET41 is a modification of the EU07 locomotive, and was designed for the purpose of heavy transport. It is made of two connected bodies of EU07, minus the cabs at the inner ends.

Introduction[edit]

The design for this machine was ready in 1976. Basically it consists of two EU07 locomotives but with two driver's cabs removed. Two locos are semi-permanently coupled in multiple operation. Because of this, the current collection must be done independently for each section.

Production[edit]

Production started in 1977 and continued until 1983. A total number of 200 double-locomotives were produced.

Locomotives numbers Producer Years of production Quantity
001 - 200 Cegielski Poznań 1977–1983 200

Notable events[edit]

For some time number 100 carried a special white-red livery and was used on the special PZPR (Polish communist party) trains.

Half-locomotives 036B, 088A and 116A have been rebuilt as PKP EU07-537, EU07-544 and PKP EU07-545 respectively. This has required cabs to be built at the back end.[2]

Present day[when?][edit]

ET41 are mainly used for coal transport from Upper Silesia to the ports of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Szczecin. Seldom are those locomotives used for hauling passenger trains. In 2016, PKP Cargo decided to send some of ET41 locomotives for major repair and modernization to Ostrów Wielkopolski. Electric part, bogies and traction engines were modernized. Driver cabs were rebuild, reducing the noise level in the cab.

Depot allocations[edit]

Locomotives numbers Depot Remarks
021, 032, 049, 051, 052, 070, 074, 077, 078, 084, 086, 090, 094, 100, 101, 102, 104, 105, 110, 118, 121, 123, 129, 136, 137, 139, 151, 152, 159, 162, 168, 169, 176, 182, 186, 188, 191 Czechowice
009, 012, 041, 125, 138, 146, 180, 181, 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198 Czerwieńsk
002, 005, 006, 007, 008, 016, 018, 022, 027, 031, 040, 043, 045, 050, 061, 062, 071, 072, 093, 107, 109, 117, 120, 122, 124, 127, 160, 161, 165, 166, 167, 177, 199 Łazy
010, 015, 035, 044, 060, 063, 064, 076, 081, 091, 099, 103, 128, 143, 148, 154, 171, 187 Nowy Sącz
004, 017, 025, 026, 029, 034, 037, 038, 047, 053, 059, 065, 066, 067, 068, 069, 075, 079, 087, 089, 092, 096, 113, 115, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 157, 163, 172, 173, 174, 175, 179 Skarżysko
001, 030, 042, 048, 054, 058, 095, 108, 141, 142, 144, 145, 149, 150, 153, 156, 170, 200 Wrocław

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1081
  2. ^ "EU07 and EP07". Retrieved 30 July 2014.

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