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First Impressions Of EXPO 1520

01 Sep 2015 21:46
  • First Impressions Of EXPO 1520
  • First Impressions Of EXPO 1520
  • First Impressions Of EXPO 1520
  • First Impressions Of EXPO 1520
  • First Impressions Of EXPO 1520

On 1 September culminated preparations for the start of the 2015 venue. Among the exhibits this year there are for example: 1) RZD's Lastochka ES2G-014, together with KZ4AT-0003 of KTZ, 2) one section of the TRAXX 2EV120 built by Engels-based PLK, here together with ChME3M-4628 modernised by ZMK of Engels, using a CAT diesel engine, Siemens traction and auxiliary generators and a MSV elektronika control system. 3) EG2Tv-001 EMU, 4) TG16M-001 diesel locomotive for Sakhalin, here mounted temporarily on 1,520 mm gauge bogies, 5) the final photo in the sequence shows meeting of KISS EMU ESh2-001, EP20-048 and 2ES10-120 Granit (together with its 25 kV AC version, 2ES7-001, not captured here).


Granit’s First Booster

25 Jun 2014 22:51
  • Granit’s First Booster

UL has recently completed the first booster section destined for a Class 2ES10 locomotive. Here it is seen at Uralskie lokomotivy works on 6 June 2014.


Svyatogors Back In Russia

10 Mar 2014 08:06
  • Svyatogors Back In Russia

The first three locomotives of the Ukrainian version of the Granit, which were sent to Ukraine in mid-December 2013, were returned to the manufacturer. The accompanying photo was taken at Yekaterinburg Sortirovochny (marshalling yard) on 3 March 2014.


UL’s 11201 On Test

12 Dec 2013 18:56
  • UL’s 11201 On Test

Uralskie lokomotivy has recently started another dynamic testing of the first 25 kV Granit, 11201-001, at VNIIZhT’s Shcherbinka test centre: the photo shows it hauling a rake of freight wagons on 7 December 2013.


First UZ Granits

06 Dec 2013 21:47
  • First UZ Granits

Ukrzaliznitsya is implementing a fleet rejuvenation programme, part of which form the Class 2ES10 electric locomotives. They are called Svyatogor, and this photo, taken in early December 2013, shows 2ES10-003 at Uralskie lokomotivy works during testing.


A Busy Summer For Shcherbinka

13 Aug 2013 08:57
  • A Busy Summer For Shcherbinka
  • A Busy Summer For Shcherbinka
  • A Busy Summer For Shcherbinka
  • A Busy Summer For Shcherbinka

In Mid-August VNIIZhT test centre was hosting a full consignment of new vehicles destined for the Russian network. Examples include the first 25 kV Granit, 11201-001, built by Uralskie lokomotivy (the photo dates from 3 August 2013), an infrastructure inspection diesel railcar 611M-001, built by PESA (seen here on 29 July), and 25 kV locomotive 2ES5-002 (together with 001, not visible in this photo, taken on 2 August), built by NEVZ. The final photo in the sequence shows KZ8A-0002 together with a Class VL80 electric hauling a rake of freight wagons on 6 July 2013.