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The New Class EP2D EMU

25 Dec 2015 20:05
  • The New Class EP2D EMU
  • The New Class EP2D EMU
  • The New Class EP2D EMU

On 24 December 2015 on the VNIIZhT's Shcherbinka test circuit Transmashholding presented its latest EMU, the Class EP2D. This was developed and built by DMZ, working together with the Moskva-based TsPPK.


KISS EMUs At Shcherbinka

15 Jan 2015 05:51
  • KISS EMUs At Shcherbinka

Following the presentation event of ESh2-001 in November 2014 in Moskva, authorisation procedures of Aeroexpress KISS EMUs started at once. The first train was taken to the Shcherbinka test circuit, where test runs are to be made, some of these under winter conditions. The photo shows ESh2-001 there, together with the four-car ESh2-002 EMU, on 13 January 2015.


First UL-Built Lastochka Visits Shcherbinka

05 Jul 2014 05:24
  • First UL-Built Lastochka Visits Shcherbinka
  • First UL-Built Lastochka Visits Shcherbinka

In June ES2G-001, the first Lastochka EMU built at Uralskie lokomotivy, arrived at the VNIIZhT test centre for a series of acceptance and certification tests. The photo shows this train there on 16 June 2014. Also in June arrived at the Shcherbinka test circuit the second Talgo destined for RZD; its photo was taken on 23 June 2014.


Russian Talgo At Shcherbinka

07 May 2014 02:35
  • Russian Talgo At Shcherbinka

The first RZD’s new Talgo arrived in late April at the VNIIZhT test centre and is shown here on 3 May 2014 being hauled by TEP70BS-018 diesel.


DPM DMU At Shcherbinka

24 Feb 2014 23:45
  • DPM DMU At Shcherbinka
  • DPM DMU At Shcherbinka

As part of the extensive testing of Transmashholding’s new DPM DMU, the first train arrived in February at the VNIIZhT test circuit. In the first photo we see it there during one of the test runs on 23 February 2014, while the second photo, taken on the 19th of the month, shows it together with 2ES5-002, which is also being subjected to testing.


TsPPK’s New EMUs

31 Dec 2013 10:30
  • TsPPK’s New EMUs

In October 2013 DMZ outshopped the first of four Class ED4M EMUs ordered by TsPPK. The photo shows ED4M-0444 at the VNIIZhT Shcherbinka test circuit on 5 November 2013. Regular operation using this new class started on 30 December 2013 on Moskva - Ryazan services.


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 Impressions Of EXPO 1520

12 Sep 2013 00:37
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • First Impressions Of EXPO 1520
  • First Impressions Of EXPO 1520
  • First Impressions Of EXPO 1520

At the 2013 venue, various new locomotives and trains were exhibited. These were (shown in the accompanying photos in the same order) for example: the GT1h-002 turbine locomotive (built by LTZ, part of Sinara), the DPM DMU (built by Metrovagonmash, part of TMH, together with Stadler), the FLIRT DMU 2317 for Elektriraudtee, the two-section electric 2ES5-001 for RZD, the TEM LTH-001 diesel locomotive for LG (built by TMH, CZ LOKO and VLRD), the TE8-003 diesel for Mechel-Trans Vostok and the high speed testing laboratory based on ChS200-008, the 2ESS10-061 3 kV DC Granit together with its 25 kV AC version, and the new wagons of Uralvagonzavod.
Another selection of photos show the new EP20-022 hauling three double deck carriages and the EP20-020 running light, the three-section 3TE116U-0001 diesel, the TEM14-0005 shunter, and various older RZD locomotives, including Class ChS2, ChS4T and ChS200 electrics, and suchlike. The final photo in the sequence shows meeting of a Lastochka with the ED4M-0500 EMU.


New TMH/Stadler DMU For RZD

10 Sep 2013 04:02
  • New TMH/Stadler DMU For RZD

In the days approaching the opening of the EXPO 1520 trade fair, a variety of new trains, some of which have never before been seen in public, converge on the Russian capital from all directions. Here you can see the prototype of the new DMU built by Metrovagonmash (part of Transmashholding) and Stadler, being designated Class DPM. This photo was taken on 9 September 2013 at VNIIZhT test centre at Shcherbinka.


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.