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Polish State Railways EP02 (Pafawag E02)
originally E110
Poland | 1953 | 8 produced
The preserved EP02 02 in the year 2002
The preserved EP02 02 in the year 2002
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Since Poland needed new electric locomotives after the war and did not yet have its own industry in this sector, these continued to be procured from foreign suppliers. Based on the experiences with British companies in the thirties, the electrical components for the production of seven four-axle electric locomotives were ordered there again, which were to be used again on the Warsaw light rail system. The complete locomotives were manufactured at the Pafawag wagon factory in Breslau. In 1957 an eighth locomotive was built with local electrics, which had a slightly lower output. The series designation at the PKP was first E110, then E02 and finally EP02.

Technically, the locomotives had a lot in common with the EL.100. Visually, they differed primarily in a more modern, streamlined locomotive body. Since the electrical equipment was no longer state-of-the-art and there were quality problems in the manufacture of the mechanical parts, many teething problems had to be repaired first. Nevertheless, they were used in express service until the 1960s and later in front of regular passenger trains. As more and more technical problems arose, the maximum speed was reduced to 70 km/h, which was soon followed by the removal from active service. After retiring from active service, some examples spent many years as stationary heating locomotives for passenger trains, the last one until 1992.

VariantEP02-01 to 07EP02-08
General
Built1953-19541957
ManufacturerPafawag
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length49 ft 2 9/16 in
Wheelbase33 ft 7 9/16 in
Fixed wheelbase9 ft 2 1/4 in
Service weight178,574 lbs
Adhesive weight178,574 lbs
Axle load44,644 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system3,000 V
Hourly power2,213 hp (1,650 kW)2,146 hp (1,600 kW)
Continuous power1,824 hp (1,360 kW)1,663 hp (1,240 kW)
Top speed62 mph
Starting effort37,993 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
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passenger
last changed: 03/2022
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