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009 - Electric Locomotive No. 9 – “Naroznikkpostaa” (National Post Office)

April 16, 2018

  

 

 

Built: 1972

Class/serial no.: Komiizaar/KV538196E

Length: 20m

Weight: 100 tonnes

Power: 1500kW

Max speed: 165 kph

 


As we have seen, it’s common practice also to name locomotives after landmarks of national significance, “Liit-Uuniivrsitat”, “Juutszamokk”, “Tuurziilt”…  Nmr. 9 Lokomotiv recalls the main post office building in our capital, once central to the life of the city (the mail vans themselves are to be found toward the middle of the train, for logistical purposes).  And the Naroznikkpostaa-konstrukkt was the setting for some of the key moments in Noorskii history, occupation and liberation, revolution and counter-revolution.  Nmr. 9, Nmr. 9, Nmr. 9…
 

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