As part of the investment project "Upgrading rolling stock" Russian Railways "for the 10 months of the current year on the Trans-Baikal Railway received 13 freight locomotives Series 3ES5K "Ermak".
All locomotives are assigned to operational locomotive depot "Amur" Magdagachi station and involved in the organization of freight traffic on the site Karymskaya — Khabarovsk east of the landfill, "Russian Railways". Note that prior to 2011 locomotives "Ermak" in the locomotive park Trans-Baikal Railway is not exploited. During the period from 2011 to November 2012 on the Trans-Baikal line were 49 electric locomotives "Ermak".Recall that in 2012 the JSC "Russian Railways" planned investment in the renewal of the locomotives on ZabZhD of $ 2.6 billion. These funds Transbaikalskaya line not only acquire new locomotives, but also performs upgrades involved in the movement of locomotives. For ten months of 2012 systems are equipped with automatic fire alarm system 62 electric locomotive in the factory repair extended service life of 7 shunting locomotives and 25 electric locomotives. In the repair of locomotive depot Zabaikalskaya Directorate repair locomotives, as well as the Far Eastern Directorate repair locomotives were repaired with the extension of the life of 99 locomotives.