Istrazivanja i projektovanja za privreduJournal of Applied Engineering Science


ISSN: 1451-4117

E-ISSN: 1821-31977
Volume 5 number 18, pages: 19 - 24

Cene Bojan 
Ministry for Traffic, Ljubljana, Slovenia

In June year 2006 is on Slovenian Railways (SŽ) started to drive new interoperable three-system Siemens locomotive of kind Rh 1216. This event represents a major novelty in the fleet of traction vehicles in Slovenia. Apart from Slovenia, this locomotive can operate in all neighbouring countries and elsewhere in Europe. It features a modern technique of control, four systems of safety devices and is fulfilling all requirements, effective in Europe. Along with all advantages, the new type of electric locomotive will bring to Slovenian Railways many difficulties connected with the obsolete infrastructure at Slovenian Railways, greater impact on environment etc. At the moment is in Slovenia 20 these locomotives, the same kinds will buy SŽ still 12 locomotives in time period of one year.

View article

1. (2006) Instruction manual for the locomotive 541 series. Ljubljana: Siemens

2. Cene, B. (2004) Modernization of electric traction at Slovenian railways / Modernizacija električne vleke na Slovenskih železnicah. Maribor: Knjižnica tehniških fakultet, magistrsko delo

3. Cene, B. (2001) Electric drives and characteristics of the modern multisystem locomotive / Električni pogoni in karakteristike sodobne večsistemske lokomotive. Maribor: Knjižnica tehniških fakultet, diplomsko delo

4. Jagodič, F. (1963) Electric traction / Električna vleka. Ljubljana: Univerzitetna založba