2 August 2013 y.

Kolomenskiy Zavod Delivered the 200th EP2K Type Locomotive to the Customer

Kolomensky Zavod (part of CJSC   Transmashholding) delivered the main-line passenger DC electric locomotive EP2K No. 200 to Barabinsk depot of the West Siberian Railway.  

EP2K locomotives are to replace CzS2   electric locomotives of Czech production and as compared to the latter, they   are distinguished by many essential technological edges in capacity and traction   characteristics - 14% increase in capacity and 20% in traction force. The new   locomotive is designed to haul passenger trains in climatic areas with outside air temperatures from minus 50°C up to plus 40°C.

Barabinsk depot became the main base   of the Russian Railways in the context of EP2K DC electric passenger locomotive   operation and maintenance. Inclusive of the milestone EP2K locomotive, there   are 180 EP2K electric locomotives in Barabinsk loco fleet.

Apart from the West Siberian   Railway, EP2K electric locomotives manufactured by Kolomenskiy Zavod are   operated on the Oktyabrskaya Railway (assignment depot “Sankt-Petersburg”). Totally,
21 EP2K locomotives are in operation in the northern Russian capital.

OAO RZD expressed the intention to   purchase 514 EP2K passenger electric locomotives by 2015 in the course of   retrofitting and refurbishing program of rolling stock in Russia.

The first EP2K DC electric   locomotive prototype was manufactured by Kolomensky Zavod in the late 2005. In   2008, the plant launched of pilot batch manufacturing of the brand new   locomotive in Russia. In December 2010, EP2K electric locomotive was certified   for the serial production.

In 2013, Kolomensky Zavod plant   plans to produce 50 more EP2K locomotives.