Info Shymkent - VL80-S a electric locomotive in train station Shymkent in Kazakhstan

VL80-S – still a reliable workhorse

The electric locomotive VL80-S was built between 1979 and 1994 in the Soviet Union but it is still a important part of Kazakhstan’s national railway.

In our today’s Photo of the Day a VL80-S locomotive in the train station of the city is waiting for departure. The electric locomotive was built in Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant during Soviet Union times between 1979 and 1994 but it is still a reliable and common workhorse of Kazakhstan’s national railway Temir Joly.

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