13 The Russian Federal Military Railway Service

The Russian Federal Military Railway Service

Posted on August 20, 2011 by team


Today we’ll visit a training center of the railway service and examine its fantastic equipment.

This is the scheme of the truck crane ground. Here lessons of cranes managing and goods loading are held. An experienced employee sits in a cab with each student to help him understand the basics of managing of such complex mechanisms.

16t crane on the basis of MAZ-5337 is designed for cargo handling and constructional works on distributed objects.

The bridge ground.

A special engine designed for packing of bridge parts.

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The bridge ground consists mainly of equipment designed for pile driving.

This is not a modern machine, but one of the most favorite in the army because it’s reliable and diversified.

It is very important to correctly and securely attach a special guide, and further work will be easy.

“Beware!”

Сars with diesel hammers, hydraulics and electric engines serve here. However, electric ones are dangerous to work with in the rain or near water.

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“Be afraid of turns!”

Let’s move to the ground of special equipment.  The portal track-laying machine PB-3M immediately attracts attention.

This beautiful and threatening machine puts the already assembled (rails + sleepers) sections of the railway.

BP-3M is designed for installation and dismantling of railway roads on single or double track lines. 5 workers serve this engine.

This wonderful machine helps to put sleepers.

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Lifting and straightening machine PRM-Rm.

It is designed for mechanical liftings of the road bed for specified attitudes. 2 people are necessary to serve this engine.

Mobile small track machine MMPM. This pretty engineering creation was even at the international exhibition in China.

A tractor TTD-1.

Trolley TD-5M. It may drive with the speed up to 50 km per hour and carry 6 people (500 kg).

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The process of pile driving by a diesel hammer.

Maz with a combined move.

This unit can ram piles right into the water.

A field kitchen.

Repair tools.

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13 responses to “The Russian Federal Military Railway Service”

  1. testicules says:

    This unit makes since. Russia would be heavily reliant on rail transport to fend off a Chinese assault. So the maintenance and construction of rail lines would be key. I think most NATO countries are reliant on air mobile assets. Although, I am sure they would make use of rail logistics lines if they were available.

  2. Fishypoo says:

    Ahh un-standard gauge railways. I love the retro wooden sleepers 🙂 Some lovely equipment here.

  3. Smegma Torpedo says:

    And what the hell kinda camouflage is on the second to last truck?

  4. opticalsound says:

    Impressive. Keep the military (of both the U.S. and Russia) occupied in civil engineering and public works and the planet will be a happier place.

  5. Yojimbo says:

    Actually in many nations the rail system comes under the control of the US government during times of war.The US Army has a rail system and it own locomotives and support in a time of need they can take over any rail companies assets.

    • Amaabo says:

      LOL. “Actually in many nations the rail system comes under the control of the US government during times of war.”

      Hah. Why, I ask u, WHY, would nations give up their railroads to the US?!!! ROTFLMAO!!

  6. Musa says:

    Those beautiful trucks in last photo would make excellent Vardos/Caravans/Gypsy Wagons/Campers.

  7. j s says:

    I’ve never seen track laid like that before. Looks like that rail car has a Ural motorcycle engine.

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