TEP80 (ТЭП80) is a Soviet diesel locomotive produced in 1988-1989. Only two locomotives of this model were built.
History and design
The principal designer was V. Khlebnikov; the locomotive utilised an 8-axle articulated design within a single locomotive body, two sets of main bogies each of four axles articulated in a Bo-Bo arrangement.
Unit TEP80-0002 holds the world speed record for a diesel railed vehicle having reached 271 km/h (168 mph) on 5 October 1993. In 2007 the machine was transferred from the Russian Railway research institute (VNIIZhT) to the October railway museum (Музей Октябрьской железной дороги) in Saint Petersburg.
- "Серия ТЭП80" [TEP80]. S.C.A.D.O. (in Russian).
- "Технические характеристики" [TEP 80 specifications]. S.C.A.D.O. (in Russian).
- "Рекордные испытания ТЭП80-0002 05.10.1993.TEP80 world speed record 271 km/h", YouTube (in Russian), 5 October 1993, retrieved 3 February 2014
- "Passenger locomotive TEP80-0002", October Railway Museum, archived from the original on 20 February 2014, retrieved 3 February 2014
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