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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.


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.


First UL-Built Lastochka

02 Jun 2014 16:30
  • First UL-Built Lastochka
  • First UL-Built Lastochka

On 30 May 2014 Uralskie lokomotivy (UL) presented ES2G-001, the first Lastochka EMU to be built at Verkhnaya Pyshma. The first photo shows (from left to right) Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gruppa Sinara, Dmitry Pumpyansky, the Governor of Sverdlovskaya Oblast, Yevgeny Kuyvashev, RZD’s Senior Vice-President for Innovation Development, Valentin Gapanovich, and the CEO of Siemens’s Rail Systems Division, Jochen Eickholt. The train is scheduled to leave the works on 6 June to visit Shcherbinka for a series of acceptance and certification tests.


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.