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Class RA-26 Started Test Operation In Cuba

posted on 13th Feb 2019 22:02

On 30 May 2017 a contract between Unión de Ferrocarriles de Cuba (UFC) and Sinara was signed for the construction of 80 Class RA-26 diesel railbuses. Their design was developed by Kalugaputmash (a subsidiary of Sinara-Transportnye mashiny, STM), producing trackwork and rail maintenance machines and various components such as hydraulic and mechanical transmissions. The RA-26 construction involves the mounting of a standard bus body on a rail vehicle chassis, using bus diesel engines and bus transmission systems. The test operation of the first RA-26 began in early February 2019 in Cuba and will continue until the end of March. 

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