VL11

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VL11 [1]
VL11 227 BMO.jpg
VL11M-227
Type and origin
Power typeElectric
BuilderTbilisi electric locomotive builder plant (Тбилисский электровозостроительный завод)
Build date1975-
Total produced1338
Specifications
Configuration:
 • 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
Career
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.