PKP class EP05
The locomotives of the series EU05 Polish State Railways ( PKP) were electric locomotives. The 27 remaining locomotives of the class were converted to Series EP05.
1961 procured the PKP Škoda in Plzeň (Czechoslovakia) 30 four-axle electric locomotives. It was a slightly modified version of the series E 499.1 of the Czechoslovak State Railways ( ČSD ). Changes concerned the headlamp assembly and the brakes.
Since the construction of the EU05 was designed as the first locomotive PKP to 160 km / h and the actual suitability has been confirmed for this speed in 1969 in experiments, carried out from 1973, the conversion of the remaining EU05 27 to 160 km / h The locomotives 09, 12 and 19 had already been scrapped before after accidents.
37 to 77: For use on 1971 -built Centralna Magistrala Kolejowa Warschau-Krakau/Katowice the EU05 in the repair shop ( ZNTK ) Gdańsk by changing the gear ratio of 84 were from 1973 to 1977 44 converted to a top speed of 160 km / hr. According to the application in rapid rail, they received the series designation EP05 and an orange paint instead of the preceding coat in two different shades of green.
After the start of serial production of the EP09 series from 1990 EP05 were largely dispensable after the locomotives were 11, 13 and 14 in 1984 and 1986 respectively excreted after accidents. From 1988 to 2000 22 of the remaining 24 EP05 were retired. Lok 22 was worked up in the historical painting of the EU05 as a memorial.
Because of failure to delivery or acceptance of the EU11 and EU43 series the last two remaining locomotives had to stay 16 and 23 in stock and will continue to entertain. EP05 -23 received the 2006 new white- red finish of PKP Cargo. The last two EP05 were no fixed roster mainly on the Centralna Magistrala Kolejowa with express and intercity trains in use and parked 2008.