7 One Of The Largest Locomotive Construction Factories In Russia

One Of The Largest Locomotive Construction Factories In Russia

Posted on November 24, 2011 by


At this factory they produced a lot of things: steam, diesel and electric locomotives, tramcars, diesel engines, agricultural machinery, miliraty hardware, tanks, ammunition, ships, three submarines, and who knows what else!

Now, they produce diesel engines, electrical locomotives and diesel locomotives and this is what we’re going to show you.

In this department they make component parts for locomotives. It was built in 1863.

‘Kolomna Factory Turned 145!’

This stand depicts the history of the factory.

With this laser cutting machine, they make locomotive component parts.

Its control panel.

Metal cutting.

A lift device.

With this compression bender, they make parts with lots of curves.

They’re fixing something.

Hand welding.

When all parts are ready, they assemble, for example, the body of the diesel locomotive TEP70.

Its body frame.

In this department they make running gears.

Wheelpairs.

Shavings.

In the departments, they have metal tile floor like this…

And like this.

The factory’s total area is 124 thousand square meters, so the best way to move around is by car. The total length of the railroad exceeds 100 kilometers.

A shunting locomotive is pulling the body of an electric locomotive to the assembly shop.

The ТGМ6А.

Assembly.

This diesel locomotive is about to be painted.

The EP2К 125.

Trolley installation.

Running gear assembly.

The TEP70BS.

Here they check the locomotive’s electric.

Depending on the type of the locomotive they have to test, this stand generates 3000 volts of direct current or 27000 volts of alternating current.

The electric locomotive EP2K needs 3000 volts of direct current to run.

Its cabin.

The engine room.

The passenger electric locomotive EP2K.
Current: direct, 3000 V;
Power: 4800 kW (6437 hp);
Wheel arrangement: 3о-3о;
Track: 1520 mm;
Speed: 160kmh.

The passenger diesel locomotive TEP70BS.
Power: 2942 kW (4000 hp);
Wheel arrangement: 3о-3о;
Track: 1520 mm;
Speed: 160 kmh;

Location: Kolomna

via dOcent

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7 Responses to “One Of The Largest Locomotive Construction Factories In Russia”

  1. Iggy says:

    Great photos! Really nice looking and modern locomotives!

  2. ds says:

    The design could use some aerodynamica optimalisation.

  3. Daniel says:

    Very interesting. Russia very much depends on it’s railroads because of the vast distances and the weather.

  4. Gulgul says:

    Loooooooooove it!

  5. Pedro says:

    nice mushrooms

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