Series 242

Specs

Locomotive  242 543-7 242 557-7 044 112-8 044 071-6 044 135-9 044 118-5 044 115-1
Series 242
12 - digit number 91 56 6 242 543-7 91 56 6 242 557-7 91 52 0 044 112-8 91 52 0 044 071-6 91 52 0 044 135-9 91 52 0 044 118-5 91 52 0 044 115-1
VKM RTI
Operating permits SK, CZ, H
Traction  electric
Manufacturer Škoda Plzeň
Manufacturer’s code 73 E
Year of production 1973 1976 1978 1976 1980 1975 1978
Gauge 1 435
Axle configuration Bo´Bo´
Power system 25 kV 50 Hz
Maximum permitted speed 120 km/h
Weight 84 t
Max. axle
load
21 t
Braking weight G 32 t 
Braking weight P  52 t 
Length over buffers 16,440 mm
Height with lowered pantographs 4,650 m
Chassis wheelbase 2,800 mm
Total wheelbase 10,600 mm
Distance between bogie pivots 7,800 mm
Wheel diameter 1,250 mm
Minimum curve radius 120 m
Min. R of concave
curve
250 m
Min. R of convex curve  250 m
Power output 3,080 kW
Continuous tractive force 173 kN
Maximum tractive effort 240 kN
Train control system  Mirel VZ w04 Mirel VZ w04 Mirel VZ w04 Mirel VZ w04 Mirel VZ w04 Mirel VZ w04 Mirel VZ w04
Radio VS67 T-CZ
GSM-R SK, CZ, H
Speedometer Tramex
Multiple unit operation no
Owner Railtrans International a.s.
Holder Railtrans International a.s.
Party responsible for maintenance Railtrans International a.s.