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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.


BMZ Presents TEM28

29 Apr 2016 15:21
  • BMZ Presents TEM28

On 28 April 2016 BMZ presented its Class TEM28 prototype shunter. This has a top service speed of 100 km/h and is powered by an 895 kW diesel engine. A full range of testing is expected to start in the near future, and to be completed by the end of October 2016.

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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.


RZD’s New Double Deck Carriages Presented

29 Apr 2015 18:28
  • RZD’s New Double Deck Carriages Presented
  • RZD’s New Double Deck Carriages Presented
  • RZD’s New Double Deck Carriages Presented
  • RZD’s New Double Deck Carriages Presented

On 28 April 2015 Tverskoy vagonostroitelny zavod (TVZ, Tver Carriage Works, part of Transmashholding) presented examples of the batch of 15 double deck passenger carriages destined for RZD subsidiary FPK (Federalnaya passazhirskaya kompaniya, Federal Passenger Company). This contract for Model 61-4492 carriages with seating accommodation for daytime-only services was signed in August 2013. Their structural design is based on TVZ’s sleeping double deck carriages, however the bodyshells on the upper deck are slightly curved at the top of the sidewalls.

Tags: RZD TMH TVZ

New Peresvet Version

17 Apr 2015 19:00
  • New Peresvet Version

On 17 April 2015 a new Class 2TE25KM Peresvet main line freight diesel was presented at BMZ (Bryansky mashinostroitelny zavod, Bryansk engineering works). The locomotive was developed jointly by specialists from RZD and BMZ. The event was attended by Vladimir Yakunin and other RZD and TMH managers.


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.

Tags: TMH TVZ EG2Tv

Giant Class 4ES5K Takes To The Rails

31 Jul 2014 22:15
  • Giant Class 4ES5K Takes To The Rails

In July 2014 NEVZ completed a four-section 25 kV AC Class 4ES5K Yermak, with two booster sections. The result is a machine with an hourly rating of 13,120 kW, which will be useful for hauling heavy freights on eastern parts of RZD’s network with difficult mountainous terrain. This photo shows 4ES5K-001 at the NEVZ works on 31 July 2014.


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.

Tags: TMH TVZ EG2Tv

First TramRus Tram In Service

05 May 2014 00:05
  • First TramRus Tram In Service
  • First TramRus Tram In Service

On 31 March 2014 was granted permission for test commercial operation of the first TramRus tram. It is shown in the first photo at Metro Sokol stop on 25 February 2014. This is a 100% low-floor three-section tram, a joint product of Alstom and TMH, based on the Citadis family. It was built at Alstom’s Barcelona works and arrived in Moskva in November 2013, as shown in the second photo.


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.