April 5, 2018

Built: 1958

Class/serial no.: Voltaa/VZ672803E

Length: 19m

Weight: 95 tonnes

Power: 900kW

Max speed: 135 kph



As the 1970s turned to the 1980s, our rolling stock became a laughing stock to our neighbours in the West. The state lacked funds to replace older units and so some of our locomotives were forty or more years old....

February 14, 2018

Built: 1972 

Class/serial no.: Komiizaar/KV538192E

Length: 20m         

Weight: 100 tonnes

Power: 1500kW

Max speed: 165 kph

And now my story’s begun…

At the head of the train stands Electric Locomotive No. 1, named for St Peetrus’s Cathedral. “The Notre Dame of the North” according to...

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