VL 83 TYPE A.C. EIGHT-AXLE FREIGHT ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE WITH MONO-MOTOR BOGIES

In 1976 the Novocherkask electric locomotive plant built the VL83 prototype, an 8-axle freight electric locomotive with monomotor trucks. The main difference between this new locomotive and previous ones is that the traction motor for the axles of each truck is in the center. Another new feature is the unusually high axle-load of 26 tons. These two differences are basic to the entirely new arrangements of vehicle components and the electrical circuit and to the design of many parts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Bondarenko, B R
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 373-380
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM