Five locomotives for Uzbekistan Railways
Russia-based Transmashholding (TMH) recently delivered five 3ES5K AC mainline freight electric locomotives to Uzbekistan Railways. The contract for this batch was signed in May 2020.
Representing the latest version of this type of locomotive, the 3ES5K AC are equipped with a bi-axis traction control and an independent excitation of the traction motors.
This allows for improved performance on a volatile landscape (characteristic of the railways in Uzbekistan), a capacity to haul heavier trains and a better overall efficiency, THH said. Uzbekistan Railways already bought two 3ES5K in 2018. (ben)