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Universal Electric Locomotive DS3

Universal Electric Locomotive

Universal Electric Locomotive DS3
for Ukrainian State Railways Ukrzaliznycja UZ

In March 2004, Siemens received an order from Ukrainian locomotive manufacturer GP NPK Electrovozostroeniya for electrical equipment for 100 universal locomotives of type Universal Electric Locomotive DS3. The vehicles were built for the state administration of Ukrainian Railways, Ukrzalinznizija.

Universal Electric Locomotive DS3

TECHNICAL DATA
Type DS3
Year
2002  (prototype) / 2004
Wheel arrangement
Bo’Bo’
Power system
25 kV / 50 Hz
Rating [kW]
4,800
Starting tractive effort [kN]
310
Maximum speed [km/h]
160
Weight [t]
90
Track gauge [mm]
1,520
Numbers built
1 prototype / 100

Final customers of the locomotives are the six single railway operators of UZ. The Universal Electric Locomotive DS3 was designed, built and tested together with GP NPK Electrovozostroeniya in Dnepropetrovsk. The 90-ton locomotive is the first electric locomotive with a threephase drive system and compact IGBT converter to be used in Ukraine. The Universal Electric Locomotive DS3 feeds the passenger coaches via a train supply bus.

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