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Ivolgas In Regular Service

24 Apr 2017 22:52
  • Ivolgas In Regular Service

Starting on 17 April 2017 both prototype Class EGTv2 EMUs have been in regular service for TsPPK between Moskva-Kievskaya and Novoperedelkino, in the capital’s southwestern suburbs. This photo shows EG2Tv-002 at Moskva-Kievskaya on 17 April.


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).


First EG2Tv EMU

30 Jan 2015 01:09
  • First EG2Tv EMU

At TVZ works in late December 2014 the first five-car 3 kV DC Class EG2Tv EMU was completed, forming a prototype train from Transmashholding's future new 1,520 mm gauge EMU family. In the accompanying photo it is shown at Tver on 29 December 2014.

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New TMH EMU Takes Shape

15 May 2014 14:48
  • New TMH EMU Takes Shape
  • New TMH EMU Takes Shape

On 15 May 2014 Tverskoy vagonostroitelny zavod (TVZ, Tver Carriage Works, part of Transmashholding) presented a mock-up of its new single-deck EMUs. The concept involves modifications for speeds between 120 and 160 km/h, and in the future for up to 250 km/h. The first two 3 kV DC Class EG2Tv EMUs are to be built by the end of 2014.

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