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Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant has supplied petrochemical transport company Transoil Transport & Logistics with a further eight 2ES4K Donchak 3 kV DC twin-section 6·4 MW electric locomotives.
Russian Railways is the major operator of the 2ES4K and the related three-section variant of the design, with more than 550 locomotive sections in service, while Transoil has used three locos of the type since 2013. L-Trans has six and Ukrainian Railways four.
The latest batch ordered in 2017 are to be based in Volkhovstroy for operation on the Kirishi – Luzhskaya-Neftyanaya route, where they will be able to haul trains at the maximum permitted speed on gradients.
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