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Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past


Have you ever witnessed construction of a metro train or seen a real steam engine of the last century? The photos related to the topics are presented in the post.

Metrovagonmash is the leading manufacturer of trains for subways of large cities in the CIS and Eastern European countries. It was founded in 1897 as a carriage works and even used to produce trucks. Today almost all metro trains in Russia are manufactured here.

Metrovagonmash Joint-Stock Company.

The main metro trains produced here are numbered as 81-714.5/717.5, 81-740/741 and 81-760/761. Last year the enterprise manufactured 243 trains and repaired 113 trains. It is more preferable to repair trains at the plant because in this case new equipment is installed instead of old one at the same cost. The Moscow Subway ordered 320 trains in the current year. The volume is large enough and it was decided to order part of equipment in Tver.

It takes 70 hours to construct a train. Every train starts with a carriage.

A welding shop.

Experienced workers produce the body of the train with the help of welding.

The metal is cut, adjusted, fixed and welded. The roof, the walls and the frame are manufactured separately.

Final assembly of the carriage.

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3 Responses to “Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past”

  1. asdfa says:

    COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLL POST!!!!!

  2. ChrisSmith says:

    Always nice to see ALCO’s still around. Nice steamer. Correct it should be Inside the Cab or Inside the firebox.

  3. cokoll says:

    where d you see an ALKO steemer? This one is a russian design, being precisely a russian empire design, although it was in production for almost half a century (being cheap and reliable) from 1914 to around 1950. ALKO stemers importen in russia where marked as “E”, not this “reversed “E” – cyrillik letter pronounced as [Yea]

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