What comes to your mind when you think about the subway? Turnstiles, ticket offices, trains?
Today, we want to take you to Metrowagonmash, an engineering company in Mytishchi, the Moscow Region, to see how they make trains there.
“Avert defects! Not fix them!” “Continuously increasing quality and professionalism!”
Founded in 1897, the company was known as Mitishi Machine-Building Factory which manufactured railcars.
First produce of the company was intended for the Russian North Railway.
Tramways and snowplows for Moscow have been produced since 1903, electric passenger trains since 1929 and metro-cars since 1934.
During World War II, self-propelled guns, military tractors, tracked vehicles and other military material were produced. The plant was partially evacuated to Ural in October 1941, in 1942 the equipment returned back. In 1947, production of dump trucks has started.
The company has later concentrated on production of subway cars, dump trucks and armored tracked vehicles. Recently (in 1999), the plant started manufacturing rail buses as well.
The company’s welding department.
Trains get assembled in a neighboring department.