015 - Electric Locomotives No. 18 & 19


Electric Locomotive No. 18 – “Mammoth”

Built: 1989

Class/serial no.: Mammutt/MV206753E

Length: 22m

Weight: 110 tonnes

Power: 1650kW

Max speed: 150 kph

First of a new class after which she was named, No. 18 Locomotive was Rail Noorskii’s most powerful locomotive yet, setting new standards for load-hauling capacity. A legend among locomotives, “Mammutt” has even become the subject of a modern saga, currently under construction, narrating the events of her record-breaking journey (see Coach 4G).



Electric Locomotive No. 19 – “Naroznikkviivljotat”


Built: 1976

Class/serial no.: Komiizaar/KV538229E

Length: 20m

Weight: 100 tonnes

Power: 1500kW

Max speed: 165 kph

Nmr. 19 Lokomotiv, “Naroznikkviivljotat”, commemorates the National Library of Noorii, located in Poortsstraad on the south bank of the Ulaava in the capital city. Alongside the museums and universities, the library was the seat of our culture, holding the national archives and at least one copy of every book ever published in Noorskii-Nooriisk. The appointment of Head Librarian was a matter of some significance and several eminent figures have occupied the position - the poet, Priit Laakmann, for example, whose great-nephew, Luudo, may be found in Coach 8E and Edvaard Raavde whose name we meet as it comes around again (see Electric Locomotive No. 3).



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