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Unidentified 2-section electric locomotive
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No: 7579   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: Russia
Unidentified 2-section electric locomotive

Photographed by Colin Burgess on 22 August 2009 at the Rizhsky Vokzal railway museum in Moscow, Russia.
Contributed with his permission. In my haste to get photographs of all the locomotives in this museum, I unaccountably missed this one! Fortunately Colin was not in such a hurry (our time at the museum was limited) and he obtained this photograph.
This locomotive is not in the museum catalogue, and I have been unable to find it anywhere else, so I would be grateful if any viewer could identify it and add a note to this picture.
Picture added on 12 October 2009 at 12:33
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Rizhsky Vokzal Railway Museum, Moscow, Russia
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This is a ER200 HST.

Added by Railway Kid on 17 October 2009.
Thank you, Railway Kid.
From Wikipedia and other sources on the web:
The ER200 was a Russian electric train built in Riga by Rīgas Vagonbūves Rūpnīca. It was the first high-speed Direct Current intercity Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) with rheostatic brake. There were two designs. First in 1974 came the ER200-1 EMU which went into commercial operation in 1984. A 1992 design went into operation between Saint-Petersburg and Moscow in 1996.
First supplied 1974, Type IC/IR, Maximum speed 200 km/h.
Line voltage, DC 3000V, Main configuration DT+4(Mp+M)+DT/DT+3(Mp+M)+DT
Single unit configuration (options) Mp+M (M+Mp+DT)
Number of seats 544/416, Train weight, 557.4/442.4 tonnes.
Coach weight (DT/M/Mp), 48.7/56.5/58.5 tonnes.
Gauge, 1520 mm.
It is said to be the fastest train in Russia. The self-propelled ER 200 train set operated a limited-schedule service on the Moscow-Leningrad line in the mid-1980s. Composed of traction units at each end and between three and six coupled sets of powered cars, the ER 200 had a maximum speed of 200 km/h and was the Soviet counterpart to French, Japanese, and American high-speed trains.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 18 October 2009.
Your welcome!

Added by Railway Kid on 18 October 2009.
well, just a small addition.
200km/h is just an operational speed,
I do not remember for sure, but it's max speed tested on special (high quality railway) was around 260-280. It was limited as it operated on commonly used route with imperfect railstructure/

Added by Cokoll on 26 March 2010.
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