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| The SS8 is an electric locomotive used on the Peoples' Republic of China's national railway system. The only route they are being used on is the Jingguang line. 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.|
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