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  • Top speed 239.7 The SS8 is a 25kV 50 Hz AC electric locomotive used on the Peoples' Republic of China's national railway system. The only route they were used on was the Jingguang line, the railway line linking Beijing West Railway Station with Guangzhou, Guangdong. The SS8 is based on its predecessor, the SS5, and was developed and built by CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Works. A total of 245 SS8s have been built since 1994. Batch production commenced in 1997. On June 24, 1998, the SS8 broke the Chinese rail speed record by achieving a top speed of 240 km/h on a test run between Xuchang and Xiaoshangqiao. The locomotive used was fleet number 0001.

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