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VL11 [1]
VL11 227 BMO.jpg
Type and origin
Power typeElectric
BuilderTbilisi electric locomotive builder plant (Тбилисский электровозостроительный завод)
Build date1975-
Total produced1338
 • UICBo′Bo′+Bo′Bo′
Gauge1,524 mm (5 ft)
1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) Russian gauge
Loco weight184 t (181 long tons; 203 short tons)
Electric system/s3 kV DC Catenary
Current pickup(s)Pantograph
Performance figures
Maximum speed100 km/h (62 mph)
Power output4,600 kW (6,200 hp) Continuous,
5,360 kW (7,190 hp) Short Term
OperatorsРЖД (RZhD), УЗ (UZ), Georgian Railway
LocaleRussia Russia
Soviet Union Soviet Union
Ukraine Ukraine
Georgia (country) Georgia
Template:Country data AZN Azerbaijan

The VL11 Russian: ВЛ11 is an electric mainline DC freight and passenger locomotive, built in Georgia, used in Russia and Ukraine.

The ВЛ11 are built in two-section units, but can be built with three or four sections working with multi-tier technology.[2] The three-section units have 12 axles, regenerative brakes and can haul loads up to 59,250 kg. They have an output of 8,040 kW.[3]

The Ukrainian State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia) has upgraded their VL11 locomotives; starting in 2012, they plan to upgrade 20 a year. The upgrade will extend the operating life of each locomotive by 15 years, and it represents only 28% of the cost of a new electric locomotive.[4]

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  1. ^ "Электровоз ВЛ11М on http://www.tevz.ru/ (in Russian)". Archived from the original on 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2011-01-30. External link in |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Georgian Locomotives Manufacturer Factory JSC". www.glmf.ge. Georgian Locomotives Manufacturer Factory. 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  3. ^ Cirakadze, G I (1976). "TREHSEKCIONNYJ GRUZOVOJ ELEKTROVOZ VL 11 S REKUPERATIVNYM TORMOZENIEM (THE THREE-UNIT VL 11 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE FOR FREIGHT TRAINS, WITH REGENERATIVE BRAKES)". Elektriceskaja i Teplovoznaja Tjaga (in Russian). 20 (7): 32–33. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  4. ^ "UKRZALIZNYTSIA UPGRADING TRACTION ROLLING STOCK". www.uz.gov.ua. UKRZALIZNYTSIA. 2012-08-22. Retrieved May 11, 2014.