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Korail class 8000
South Korea | 1972 | 94 produced
8073 and 8062 in March 2013 in double with a freight train
8073 and 8062 in March 2013 in double with a freight train

Korail's class 8000 is an electric locomotive that was intended for passenger and freight traffic. It was developed by the 50 Hertz Group for the 25,000 volt network. The first 90 were built by Alstom between 1972 and 1980 and four more by Daewoo between 1986 and 1990.

They stand on three two-axle bogies and are visually reminiscent of the French locomotives with Nez Cassé. Since they were primarily used on mountainous routes, the top speed is only 85 km/h. After the class 8200 was introduced by Siemens in 2002, the class 8000 was only used in freight transport. After Hyundai introduced the 8500 class in 2012, the class 8000 was almost completely phased out.

Built1972-1980, 1986-1990
ManufacturerAlstom, Daewoo
Axle configB-B-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length68 ft 0 1/8 in
Service weight291,010 lbs
Adhesive weight291,010 lbs
Axle load48,502 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 60 Hz
Continuous power5,230 hp (3,900 kW)
Top speed53 mph
Power Plant
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
last changed: 01/2024

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