Electric locomotive S 499.2002 of the Czechoslovakian State Railways.
■ Prototype: Model for alternating current network
■ Authentic roof with air conditioning and signal horn group
■ Pantograph with innovative fastening and new pallet
■ Short handrails under the front windows
■ Modified transformer tray
■ Exclusive design of the ventilator slats allowing an unobstructed view
■ Delicate design of the bogies as well as the spoked wheels
■ With rail guards and air tanks in closed form for realistic presentation in display cabinets
■ With switchable driver’s cab and control panel lighting as well as machine room lighting in digital mode
■ “Dynamic Sound” package with two loudspeakers for improved depth of sound
■ With set of etched signs included
To renew the fleet of the CSD, Skoda developed the 2nd generation of universal electric locomotives from the second half of the 1970s, out of which derives the class S 499.2. The letter “S” stands for alternating current. The two prototype locomotives were delivered in 1984 and thoroughly tested. With an hourly power output of 3,060 kW, the locomotives reached a top speed of 120 km/h. Ten serial locomotives with the new class designation 263 were delivered in 1988. The locomotives were used in express and goods train traffic.