posted on 28th Aug 2020 14:21
In recent months NEVZ handed over to the Uzbekistan Railways (O'zbekiston temir yo'llari, UTI, earlier UTZ) five new three-section Class 3ES5K freight electric locomotives. They are designated 3ES5K-1001 to 1005 and they left the factory gradually, in late July and early August 2020.
The contract was signed in May 2020 and these 25 kV 50 Hz locomotives are of the newest modification, which includes the individual axle regulation of a traction power and independent excitation of traction motors, the main advantages being the ability to work on sections with difficult terrain, the ability to haul heavier trains, and as a result, an increase in the locomotive productivity.
In 2018, Uzbekistan railways has already purchased two Class 3ES5K locomotives. As of 1 August 2020, NEVZ produced 1,067 Class 3ES5K electric locomotives in total, most of them for RZD.