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SS4
韶山4
Power type Electric
Builder Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Works
Dalian Locomotive & Rolling Stock Works
Datong locomotive factory
CSR Ziyang Locomotive Works
Model SS4
Build date 1985—2010
Total production 158 (SS4)
1347 (SS4G)
UIC classification Bo'Bo'+Bo'Bo'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Locomotive weight 92 tonnes × 2
Electric system(s) 25 kV 50 Hz AC Catenary
Current collection method Pantograph
Transmission AC—DC
Top speed 100 km/h (62 mph)

The SS4 (Chinese: 韶山4) is a kind of AC-powered electric locomotive used in China. It was built by Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Works in 1985 and is still produced as of 2010. It also has an updated version: SS4G (Chinese: 韶山4G/韶山4改').

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