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Czechoslovak State Railways class E 479.1
Slovak Railway class 131 (Škoda 58 E)
Czechoslovakia | 1980 | 50 produced
ZSSK 131 in August 2008 in Spišská Nová Ves
ZSSK 131 in August 2008 in Spišská Nová Ves
Honza Groh

Starting in 1980, the ČSD had a total of 50 class E 479.1 two-section locomotives built for the steep gradients in Slovakia. Technically, they largely corresponded to the ES499.1 developed at the same time. However, the individual halves had slightly less power than the ES499.1 and were only designed for 100 km/h. Since 1988 they have been known as class 131. With the division of Czechoslovakia, they all came to Slovakia, where they are still in use today.

Axle configB-B+B-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length113 ft 3 13/16 in
Wheelbase37 ft 3 5/8 in
Fixed wheelbase10 ft 6 in
Service weight372,581 lbs
Adhesive weight372,581 lbs
Axle load46,517 lbs
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system3,000 V
Hourly power6,705 hp (5,000 kW)
Continuous power6,008 hp (4,480 kW)
Top speed62 mph
Starting effort78,683 lbf
Power Plant
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
last changed: 07/2023

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