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Sr1 "Wolves" of VR-Yhtyma

Welcome to the Sr1 roster page of Finnish Railways! You can enjoy all the technical information, color schemes, stories and hundreds of roster pictures on this page.

We hunted for this page VR-Yhtyma wolfpacks in Finland in the summers of 2009 through 2012. The target is to have most of the important information on these locos available now and in the near future when the units are starting to retire.

* Roster Pictures * Technical Information of Sr1 * Color Schemes *

Wolfpack at Kouvola depot
Picture above: A view from the Kouvola station to the depot and service area for the Sr1 "Wolves", Dv12 "Deeveri" and class Dr14 "Zebras". Picture by Hannu Peltola. -- Click any picture on this page to see a larger version of it! --

Roster pictures: * 3001 * 3004 * 3008 * 3010 * 3011 * 3012 * 3013 * 3015 * 3017 * 3018 * 3019 * 3020 * 3021 * 3025 * 3027 * 3028 * 3029 * 3030 * 3031 * 3037 * 3039 * 3040 * 3041 * 3042 * 3046 * 3054 * 3057 * 3065 * 3070 * 3072 * 3074 * 3075 * 3076 * 3077 * 3079 * 3082 * 3084 * 3085 * 3086 * 3092 * 3093
* 3094 * 3096 * 3098 * 3100 * 3103 * 3105 * 3108 * 3110 * 3111 * 3112 *

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Created for 4rail.net by John McKey and Andreas Ehnberg. Pictures by Stanislav Voronin, Ilkka and Sanna Siissalo, Gerry Putz, Hannu Peltola, Andreas Ehnberg and John McKey.

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Finnish Railroads Main Page, a great place to start browsing this section.

Junakalusto Class Sm5 on test drive meets Sm4 of VR-Yhtyma in Kerava, just outside Helsinki, Finland
Finnish railroad organizations and railroad operators have their own pages, as well as the largest operator VR-Yhtyma and a newcomer to the field Junakalusto.


While much of the passenger traffic concentrates around the capital Helsinki, you might be interested in the roster pictures of VR-Yhtyma, Junakalusto and the city of Helsinki operator HKL. HKL operates the metro and narrow gauge trams

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 "Wolves"

Sr1 Wolfpack at Kouvola Depot, Kouvola, Finland
Picture above: Sr1 wolves gather at the Kouvola station depot. VR Yhtyma has a service for the units in Kouvola. Although the Sr1 class is today totally obsolete, nearly 100 wolves hunt for assignments daily. Below a picture showing better the shape of the loco. Picture above by John McKey and below by Hannu Peltola.
Wolf number 3098 at Kouvola Depot, Kouvola, Finland

Picture below: Size comparison of the Sr1 and Sr2, while the size is approximately the same, the power is almost double on the modern Sr2 locomotive. Picture by Photo Ranger.
Size comparison of the Sr1 number 3031 and Sr2 number 3210 of VR-Yhtyma

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3075 at Jyväskylä station, FinlandAbove: The new light greenish paint scheme on the Sr1 number 3015 on the point of the paper industry train in Jyväskylä, Finland. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

Sr1 was the first electric locomotive class to be used in Finland in early 1970's. After much debate these locomotives were bought from the east from the Novocherkassk locomotive factory. All units received upgrades to their controls before they could be taken in to use. Exotic at the time was that there was a refrigerator to keep the drivers drinks and food cold. Although under powered for today's assignments this device initially attracted much attention. Much of this attention was paid to the then enormous looking capabilities of the new Wolves. A series of tests were the Sr1 would haul over a kilometer long freight train were deviced.

"" Part of the original receiving ceremony for each unit was to run it in front of an over kilometer long freight train for a while. These "freights" consisted mostly of empty 4 axle flat cars that seem to have been available in quantities for this use. Many times people gathered on the track sides to see and hear (yes, the Wolf howls loudly when it passes, and you can hear it kilometers away!) the Sr1 in their Pansovietic paint schemes. ""

Once arrived, the Wolves started to evolve with periodical scheduled full maintenance overhauls by their owner VR. Of course the needed use was far beyond their manufacturers design limits, so extra work was needed. The first outside appearance change was painting both ends with bright yellow for better visibility, since it was supposedly a "quiet" electric locomotive, and people were not suppose to notice it approaching otherwise. Now in retrospect can be said that even today with the upgraded blowers you can hear the wolves howling miles away before you can actually see them (great feature for picture taking), but hopefully a few less hits to people, cars, elks and deer resulted from this action.

Late 1980s was a period of VR searching for progress. The wolves got the new "Intercity style" red-black-white paint scheme and a few were even upgraded from 140 km/h (87 mph) to capable of hauling the passenger trains at 160 km/h (100 mph). Initially you could tell the latter units from the distance by looking at their wheels, which were all iron, while most of the older units still had "spiked" wheels (like the old carts). However, the personnel running these 160 km/h units told they were scared because the locomotive handled so poorly on higher speeds. No more test locos were built and the ones that existed were finally converted back to 140 km/h with the appearing of the class Sr2 "Guinea Pigs" of VR.

Since then the division of use between the Sr2 Guinea Pigs and the Sr1 Wolves has been clear. The Sr2 haul most of the higher speed heavy passenger services and most all trains in the southwest, where the Sr1 handle most of the freight and occasional regional traffic coaches. During the 2008-2009 recession with a surplus of locos it was obvious that if the Sr2 was available, the personnel chose to use those for any purpose. There is also one freight route exception to normal usage: The SR1 is unable to handle a train, or even run itself, in the humid conditions of the Vuosaari harbor tunnel, so Sr2s need to be assigned there instead daily.

The maintenance for the Sr1 is done today both in Hyvinkää VR loco works (the heavy periodical overhauls) and Kouvola locomotive works for the "lighter" maintenance.

The Sr1 Wolves will be phased out as a reserve power with the next time VR-Yhtyma new locos in two years start arriving. The age shows and the wolves are unable to feed the excess energy back to the 25kV networks unlike any more modern loco would. Even the current green paint scheme does not hide the fact, that wolves are not environmentally friendly any more.

Due to VR-Yhtyma extensive refurbishing program the class Sr1 locos have evolved through the years and are now in a better shape than when they arrived to Finland as new. Almost all units are still in traffic after 4 decades of active work.

Technical details for class Sr1 "Siberian Wolf"
-> Type: Sr1 (VL40 of Novocherkassk)
-> Operator: VR-Yhtyma
-> Usage: Medium multipurpose locomotive
-> Builder: Novocherkassk (2 last units put together in Finland from Soviet spare parts)
-> Production dates: 1973 to 1985, 199?, 1996
-> Numbers built: 112 , two unit added later to the roster from the spare parts
-> Numbers in use: ~108 due to accidents

-> Seen: Finland, none were built for the U.S.S.R. itself

-> Energy Source: 25 kV 50Hz overhead electric
-> Power output: 3280 kW (4460 Hp)
-> Transmission: electric DC, Bo'Bo'
-> Traction motors: Novocherkassk type
-> Tractive Effort: 270 kN at lower speeds, dropping rapidly with an increase of speed
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): not available
-> Wheel arrangement: Bo'-Bo'
-> Wheel diameter: 1250 mm as new

-> Maximum operational speed where possible: 140 km/h (87 mph), some units were capable of 160 km/h (99 mph) for a few years before the type Sr2 arrived, when those were converted back to 140 km/h.

-> Length: 19 m
-> Heigth:
-> Width:

-> Weight: 84 metric tons
-> Max axle weight: 21,5 metric tons

-> Notes:
  - Some units will receive the new so called "Sallad livery" of VR-Yhtyma
  - Scrapped due to accident: 3048 and 3089
  - There are plans to retire the obsolete locomotive type with the new
     VR-Yhtyma class Sr3 starting year 2013

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Color Schemes of the Sr1 Wolves
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3075 at Jyväskylä station, Finland
There has been an exceptional amount of different color schemes for this loco during its long life span. The current is a modern lettuce green and the first was the Pansovietic scheme of 1970s. Though Finland never was part of the Soviet empire, these locomotives were manufactured in Soviet Union by Novocherkassk.


The current schemes
There are currently two slightly different green color schemes for the Sr1 wolves. On the left the more common scheme. The unit 3075 is seen here on its most common assignment hauling the forest industry train. The location is Jyväskylä in the mid-south Finland, right in the middle of much forest industry activity.

Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3075 at Jyväskylä station, Finland
The green color scheme without the VR loco. Picture from Jyväskylä station (same as above) where the unit was parked for the night.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3012 in the snow in Riihimäki, Finland


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The "Inter city" colors on the Siberian wolf parked in the coldness of Riihimäki. This is still the most common color scheme for the loco type.

Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

   
Finland VR Sr1 number 3054 in Helsinki, 1980s Finland  
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 3xxx in old Russian style colors


One of the Sr1 units in the Soviet common colors enhanced with the VR style winged logo and partly yellow ends. The picture shows probably one of the first intermodal (although mixed) trains of Finland. Today these are still operated by VR and most trailers are those of the DB Schenker.

Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr1 3094 at helsinki Main in 1980s Finland Finland Valtionrautatiet Sr1 numbers 3007 and 3030 in Riihimäki, 1980s Finland

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Roster Pictures

 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3001
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3001 at Helsinki Main Statuin with train Tolstoy of RzD, Finland

Picture on the left: VR-Yhtyma's first Sr1 number 3001 has just arrived from Moscow with an overnight Tolstoy sleeper train. Here the locomotive is just preparing to push it's coaching to Ilmala, where both will be served and cleaned.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3004
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3004 at Jyväskylä station, Finland
A VR-Yhtyma pale green colored "Wolf" number 3004 dorming by the Jyväskylä station in the Central Finland.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3004 at Helsinki Main station with an IC2 train, Finland
VR-Yhtymä Sr1 "wolf" number 3004 at the Helsinki Main bay with an IC2 trains.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3008
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3008 in Imatra , Finland
A VR-Yhtyma "Intercity colored" wolf waiting in between the assignments.

Picture by John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3010
Sr1 number 3010, Kouvola, Finland
The wolf number 3010 is fully serviced, washed clean and waiting for the next assignments outside the Kouvola locomotive works.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3011
Sr1 number 3011 and 3042 stopping in Tikkurila, Finland

Picture on the left: VR-Yhtyma Sr1s number 3011 and number 3042 at the point stop in Tikkurila on their assignment to pull the "Sibelius" train from Helsinki main to Vainikkala at the Fenno-Russian border. Either locomotive is probably on the way to service in Kouvola or next assignment somewhere in Finland since the horse power needed would be much less for this train. In Vainikkala the remaining locomotive will be changed to available RzD loco (EP10 / Tep70 / VL82M) to haul the consist to St Petersburg.

Sibelius trains were discontinued from December 2010 as the much faster Allegro units of the VR and RzD started their revenue traffic.

Picture by John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3012
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3012 in the snow in Riihimäki, Finland
On of the red coach haulers, VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3012 seen at Riihimaki, north of Helsinki on the north-south main track.

Picture by John Ilkka Siissalo.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3013
Sr1 number 3013 in Kouvola

Picture: VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3013 front seen from the service and inspection garage in Kouvola. VR-Yhtyma takes a very good care of all of it's locomotives.

Picture by John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3015
Sr1 number 3015 in Tampere, Middle Finland

Sr1 number 3015, 3065 and a steel train in Tampere

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3015 in teh southeast of Finland

Pictures: VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3015 ready to back up to couple with the next freight train at Tampere main yard a few kilometers for the main passenger station.

Pictures by John McKey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture: VR-Yhtymas Sr1 wolves number 3015 and 3085 wait while an unidentified sister is hauling heavy steel coils past the Tampere main station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 3015 seen in the southeastern Finland pulling empty log cars.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.

Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3015 sanding at Helsinki Ilmala depot area in 1980s Finland Wolf number 3015 wearing its first colors at Ilmala depot sanding facility in Helsinki.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3017
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3017 in Imatra , Finland
VR-Yhtyma Sr1's wolf 3017 in Imatra between the freight assignments.

Picture by John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3018
Sr1 numbers 3018, 3065 and 3110 in Kouvola, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr1's wolves numbers 3018, 3065 and 3110 at Kouvola depot probably waiting for service.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3019
Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr1 numbers 3019 and 3094 at Helsinki Main in 1980s Finland
VR-Yhtyma Sr1s wolves numbers 3019 and 3094 at Helsinki Main during the early years of electric traction in Finland. The Pansovietic color scheme was supplemented with the Finnish style yellow safety ends.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3020
Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr1 3020 with blue coaching at unknown location in 1980s Finland
A red VR-Yhtyma Sr1 wolf number 3020 round the curve at an unknown location.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3021
Sr1 number 3021
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3021 passing Hiirola station in the middle of Finland with one of the blue coached trains.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3021 at Helsinki Main station in the darkness, Finland
The 3021 at the very contrasting conditions at Helsinki Main.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3025
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3025 arriving to Helsinki Main station, Finland

On the tip of the one of the long haul IC2 trains VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3025 arrives to sunny Helsinki Main station.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3027
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3027 sanding in Kouvola, Finland
Unit 3027 waiting for added sand at Kouvola maintenance area.

Picture by John McKey.
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 Wolves parade in early morning Tampere, Finland A typical early morning pack of wolves at Tampere passenger station wait for assignments for one of the several directions diverging from the city or nearby towns.

Picture by John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3028
VR Yhtyma Sr1 number 3028 in Humppila, Finland
VR-Yhtyma Wolf number 3028 with an IC train preparing to stop in Humppila to let off passengers to the Jokioinen Museum Railroad.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3028 at Helsinki Main station with an IC2 train, Finland
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3028 under the arches of the Helsinki Main train shed. The coaching is another one of the VR-Yhtyma IC2 trains.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3029
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3029 and 3079 at Kouvola depot waiting for assignment during the 2009 depression, Finland
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 numbers 3029 and 3075 waiting outside the Kouvola locomotive works.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3028 at Helsinki Main station with blue coaches, Finland
The same unit with blue-gray older coaching under Helsinki main trains shed.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3030
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3030 in Vainikkala Finland waiting for Sibelius train to return from Russia across the border
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3030 in Vainikkala on the eastern border waiting for the Sibelius coaches across the border. Wolf number 3030 will take this train to Helsinki with several stops on the way.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.
RzD Tolstoy passing Kerava with Wolf number 3030 on it's way to Helsinki, Finland
An RzD Extra on its way to Helsinki passing here Kerava. On the point the unit 3030 of the VR impressive Sr1 fleet.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3031
Sr1 number 3031 and Sr2 3210 pose for comparison, Ilmala, Finland

Sr1 number 3031 near Skölvik, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3031 and Sr2 3210 pose for comparison in Ilmala, Helsinki.

Picture by Photo Ranger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil is sometimes exported from Russian to Finnish refineries on rail. Here a wolf number 3031 is taking the curves on the track from Sköldvik on the southern coast with numerous Finnish oil cans probably carrying the refined diesel for distribution.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3037
Sr1 number 3037 with rare blue coaching at

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3037 at Kerava junction with a rare old "blue" coach next to it. Train is on it's way towards Lahti via high speed track.

Picture by John McKey.


 

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3037 at Helsinki Main station with ic1 coaches, Finland
Sr1 number 3037 with exceptionally IC1 train, these trains normally have a number of double decked coaches not visible here.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3037 at Jyväskylä station, Finland

Another time, another assignment, this time in front of the Jyväskylä station, the unit 3037 still seems to specialize with old blue-gray coaches...

Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3039
Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3039 at Kouvola locomotive works
A dirty wolf number 3039 waits for it's turn to be washed and serviced at the Kouvola locomotive works next to Kouvola station.

Picture by John McKey.
Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr1 electric locomotive number 3039 dorming in Jyväskylä, Finland


The same unit a couple of years later in Jyväskylä, in the Middle Finland.

Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3040
VR Yhtyma Sr1 number 3040 with forest industry freight, Jämsänkoski, Finland
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3040 is waiting for the yellow and green lights to start pulling the forest industry train at Jamsankoski.

Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3040 at Helsinki Main station with IC2, Finland
The same unit with an IC2 train under the Helsinki Main train shed.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.
Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr1 3040 and others at Helsinki Ilmala depot area in 1980s Finland

 

The unit 3040 in its first colors at Ilmala depot.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3041
Sr1 number 3031 and Sr2 3210 pose for comparison, Ilmala, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3041 pulling a loong IC2 train past Kerava station.

Picture by Gerry Putz.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3042
Sr1 number 3011 and 3042 stopping in Tikkurila, Finland

Picture on the left: VR-Yhtyma Sr1s numbers 3042 and 3011 stop in Tikkurila on their assignment to pull the "Sibelius" train from Helsinki main to Vainikkala at the Fenno-Russian border. Either locomotive is probably on the way to service in Kouvola or next assignment somewhere in Finland since the horse power needed would be much less for this train. In Vainikkala the remaining locomotive will be changed to available RzD loco (EP10 / Tep70 / VL82M) to haul the consist to St Petersburg.

Sibelius trains were discontinued from December 2010 as the much faster Allegro units of the VR and RzD started their revenue traffic.

Picture by John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3046
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3046 in Lappeenranta Finland next to the UPM paper mill ready to roll paper rolls to the harbor
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3046 couples in Lappeenranta to the point of a paper roll train to one of the harbors in the Southern Finland. The rolls originate from closeby paper mill owned by the UPM.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3054
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3046 in Lappeenranta Finland next to the UPM paper mill ready to roll paper rolls to the harbor

VR-Yhtyma Sr1's numbers 3054 and 3077 at the Kerava junction switches, probably on their way to Sjöldvik to haul empty cans eastwards.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3057
Alexander Nevsky ready to leave from Helsinki lead by Sr1 wolves numbers 3057 and 3092

VR-Yhtyma Sr1's numbers 3057 and 3092 are ready to start the luxury Russian train Alexandred Nevsky off from helsinki Main station. The weather is bitterly cold, but this means no obstacle to northern built rolling stock.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3065
Sr1 numbers 3018, 3065 and 3110 in Kouvola, Finland
VR-Yhtyma Sr1's wolves numbers 3018, 3065 and 3110 at Kouvola depot probably waiting for service.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.
Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr1 electric locomotive number 3065 in Helsinki
Another time, another sleep, here at the Ilmala depot area vacant locomotives track in Helsinki.

Picture by John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3070
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3070 at Jyväskylä station, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 numbers 3070 is resting between the assignments at the Jyväskylä station depot.

Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3072
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3072 at Helsinki Main station with Tolstoy coaches, Finland
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3072 has brought the RzD Tolstoy to Helsinki Main through sleet and ice. On the neighboring track commuters are enjoyoing the early morning light while packing into one of the commuter trains.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3074
VR-Yhtyma Sr1's numbers 3100, 3074 and 3112 gather in the afternoon at Helsinki Main, Finland

VR-Yhtyma paper freight on Saimaa Channel bridge in Lappeenranta, Finland


VR-Yhtyma Sr1's numbers 3100, 3074 and 3112 gather in the afternoon sun in Helsinki Main. The old tower of the building is well visible on the top left of the picture.

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Unit 3074 is pulling paper freight across the high bridge at the Saimaa channel.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3075
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3075 at Jyväskylä station, Finland
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3075 at Jyväskylä station, Finland

Paper industry is very important for the Finnish economy and the scale is enormous, so it is very common to find one of the wolves pulling a paper roll train to the harbor on the southern coast. Here the VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3075 is passing the Jyväskylä station in the central Finland.

Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 


VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3029 and 3079 at Kouvola depot waiting for assignment during the 2009 depression, Finland VR-Yhtyma red Sr1 numbers 3029 and 3075 waiting outside the Kouvola locomotive works.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3076
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3076 in Ilmala depot in Helsinki, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3076 in Ilmala depot in Helsinki, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3076 waiting for assignments in Ilmala depot area in Helsinki.

Picture by John McKey.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Sr1 number 3076 with another sister pulling a Repin train from St Petersburg to Helsinki. The Kerava junction area was under construction at the time.

Picture by Gerry Putz.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3077
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3046 in Lappeenranta Finland next to the UPM paper mill ready to roll paper rolls to the harbor

VR-Yhtyma Sr1's numbers 3054 and 3077 at the Kerava junction switches, probably on their way to Sjöldvik to haul empty cans eastwards.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3079
VR Yhtyma Sr1 number 30789 and IC2 in Kajaani, Finland
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3079 has just arrived with an Intercity from Helsinki to Kajaani and is preparing for a stay overnight there. The loco is uncoupled and moved to the other end for another journey to Helsinki.

Picture by John McKey.
   

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3082
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3072 at Helsinki Main station with red coaches, Finland
Unit 3082 of the Wolf fleet has arrived in the early morning cold and darkness to the Helsinki Main. Behind the unit the VR-Yhtyma red commuter coaches.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3084
VR Yhtyma Sr1 number 3084 and blue coaches in Kajaani, Finland
Wolf number 3084 in Kajaani 10:35 PM. It has just arrived from oulu with blue coached regional train. Here the train and the loco will spend their night and the coaches are cleaned for next days use.

Picture by John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3085
Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr1 3085 with blue coaching at unknown location in 1980s Finland
Sr1 Wolf number 3085 with traditional Finnish blue-gray coaches round the curve in an unknown location in 1980s.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3086
Finland VR Yhtyma Sr1 number 3086 pulling red/green coaches at Kerava, Finland
One of the usual assignments for the class, the VR-Yhtyma Wolf number 3086 is pulling the red coached local train now consisting also of 4 salad green coaches past Kerava during the evening rush hour. Locomotive commuter trains are used to for example between Helsinki and Lahti on the rush hour peaks when the Sm4 rabbits can't offer enough capacity.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3092
Finland VR Yhtyma Sr1 number 3092
Finland VR Yhtyma Sr1 number 3092
Alexander Nevsky ready to leave from Helsinki lead by Sr1 wolves numbers 3057 and 3092
VR-Yhtyma Wolf number 3092 is seen ready to start the IC train north from Helsinki Main station.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3093

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3093 getting an earned rest next to Dm12 DMU unit.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.
   

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3094
Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr1 numbers 3019 and 3094 at Helsinki Main in 1980s Finland
VR-Yhtyma Sr1s wolves numbers 3019 and 3094 at Helsinki Main during the early years of electric traction in Finland. The Pansovietic color scheme was supplemented with the Finnish style yellow safety ends.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.
Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr1 3094 at helsinki Main in 1980s Finland

 

Another angle to the unit 3094.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3096
VR-Yhtyma Sr1's numbers 3100, 3074 and 3112 gather in the afternoon at Helsinki Main, Finland
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3096 passing Kerava station with a long Rovaniemi sleeper train. Sleeper cars are the double decked ones further away from the camera.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3092 at Helsinki Main station with RzD Repin coaches, Finland
Tolstoy from Moscow has just arrived to helsinki Main and the Wolf 3096 is waiting for a permission to push coaching for cleaning to Ilmala depot.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3098
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 Wolf number 3098 in Kouvola depot, Kouvola, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 Wolf number 3098 in Kouvola depot, Kouvola, Finland
Pictures on the left: VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3098 in Kouvola waiting for inspection and service at the depot.

Pictures by Hannu Peltola and John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3100
VR-Yhtyma Sr1's numbers 3100, 3074 and 3112 gather in the afternoon at Helsinki Main, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr1's numbers 3100, 3074 and 3112 gather in the afternoon sun in Helsinki Main. The old tower of the building is well visible on the top left of the picture.

Picture by Gerry Putz.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3103
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3103 at Kouvola station with IC2 coaches, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3103 is ready to start an IC2 train at Kouvola for it's dast to capital Helsinki. The time is midday and in the background can be seen the renewal of the Kouvola travel center combining steel and rubber wheel transportation.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3105
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 pair with red coaches in Kerava, Finland
With powder snow flying the double headed wolves 3105 and another unit zoom past Stas on the track side in Kerava. The train is one of the evening commuter trains north of Helsinki.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3108
VR-Yhtyma paper freight on Saimaa Channel bridge in Lappeenranta, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3108 is pulling the paper freight across the high bridge of Saimaa channel. The waterway leads from Finland via Russia to Finnish gulf. The location is on the east side of the city of Lappeenranta.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3110
Sr1 numbers 3018, 3065 and 3110 in Kouvola, Finland

Sr1 number 3110

VR-Yhtyma Sr1's wolves numbers 3018, 3065 and 3110 at Kouvola depot probably waiting for service.

Picture by Hannu Peltola.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolf number 3110 uncoupled from the arrived IC2 train in the sunny Helsinki Main trains shed.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr1 electric locomotive number 3110 in Vainikkala Wold number 3110 seems to be everywhere, here seen on the eastern border in Vainikkala on the tip of the Sibelius train from St Petersburg to Helsinki.

Picture by Sanna Siissalo.
Finland VR-Yhtyma Sr1 electric locomotive number 3110 departing from Helsinki
Here the unit 3110 is leaving Helsinki main with a blue coached (the oledest stock are blue-gray) train, maybe towards Lappeenranta.

Picture by Gerry Putz.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3111
Sr1 numbers 3111 at Kerava, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3111 passing Kerava station with a Tolstoy overninght train from Moscow's.

Picture by Gerry Putz.
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3111 in Kemi, Finland
The unit 3111 in Kemi in front of the long empty rake of freight cars used for lumber transportation.

Picture by John McKey.
VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3111 in Kemi, Finland


A proof of the unusual location of manufacturing for this Wolf unit, it is not Novocherkassk alone but with the VR. Click the picture to see the details on the two manufacturing plates.

Picture John McKey.

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 VR-Yhtyma Sr1 number 3112
VR-Yhtyma Sr1's numbers 3100, 3074 and 3112 gather in the afternoon at Helsinki Main, Finland

VR-Yhtyma Sr1's numbers 3100, 3074 and 3112 gather in the afternoon sun in Helsinki Main. The old tower of the building is well visible on the top left of the picture.

Picture by Gerry Putz.

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