In our article about Prima locomotives we described problems at orders of electric locomotives from EKZ. But similar problems concern also KTZ orders of Tulpar Talgo and LKZ, both factories based in Nur-Sultan. Of the Evolution diesel locomotives, which are manufactured at the latter site, only part of the initially planned numbers were built so far.
On 17 March 2020 the new 25 kV 50 Hz Class 2ES5S and 3ES5S main line freight locomotives, produced by NEVZ, received a certificate of conformity of the EAEU for a period of 5 years.
In previous articles focused on the supply of Prima locomotives for broad-gauge railways we described the situation regarding India, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan. Locomotives for the latter two countries are (were) produced at the Belfort and EKZ factories.
As we already reported, on 17 February 2020 HVLE started test operation of its EURODUALs. More locomotives were dispatched to another two German operators.