13 Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Posted on April 25, 2011 by team


General Electric Transportation (GETS) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of railway equipment. In 2009 it opened a locomotive factory in Astana, Kazakhstan. It specializes on production of haul freight locomotives of an “Evolution” series and makes 100 of them a year…

Now let’s watch the very process of their production.

Cutting metal according to a given program.

All production is concentrated in a large shop.

Welding.

Don’t look at this beam with unprotected eyes otherwise you won’t be able to see for some time after it.

Preparation of the elements of a body.

The details of a frame.

Painting.

Welding of the frame on the stocks.

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13 Responses to “Evolutional Production of Locomotives”

  1. Mitch says:

    Does anyone pay the train fare in Russia? Every time I’ve used the train there people jump off when the inspectors come and get back on further back. Still, the inspector are only collecting token bribe fares anyway.

  2. testicules says:

    Who needs trains. They’re not green enough. Ride rickshaws

    • Musa says:

      lol… We have rickshaws here in the Seven Cities of Southeast Virginia but they only go a few blocks around a business center area. No wonder some Americans are so fat, they can’t even walk a few blocks.

  3. Musa says:

    I see some pieces that look pressed, do they press those parts on site? If so, you missed a step.

    Otherwise, it’s a great post.

  4. Jeff Pigden says:

    The ‘cart’, pic evolutionproduction-16, is called a “truck”. It consists of the frame, suspension parts, traction motors, gears, brake system, & electronic sensors.
    This shop works heavy steel and assembles the finished locomotive. The cab, prime mover, electrical and electronics parts, trucks and detail parts are made at other plants and assembled here.

  5. marxistworker says:

    See? Locomotives “evolved.” They didn’t spontaneously appear. Now carry the analog to biology. (Marxist humor; not meant to offend)

  6. Left SR says:

    Evolutionary, not revolutionary.

  7. Luis says:

    Impressive, although the design is rather old.

  8. Chris says:

    COOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    COOL POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MORE PICS!!!

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