Let’s look at the new subway cars 81-760 that have just begun to be used in the Moscow subway, diesel trains DP-S produced for Serbian railway and “Rusich” vehicles that were unexpectedly found in the subway of Sofiа!
“Metrovagonmash” plant is situated in Mytischi, the Moscow region. It produces trains for subways and railways of Russia and neighbouring countries.
Assembly shop. Bodies of cars 81-760 stand on the right.
Electric train 81-760, main characteristics:
Capacity: 300/320 passangers;
Power: 4 induction motors – 170 kW for each car.
Track width: 1520 mm;
Max. speed: 90 km/h
Car weight: 36/35t.;
Dimensions: length 20120/19140 mm, width 2686 mm, height 3680 mm;
The car body is made of stainless steel, there are A/C and air cleaning systems in the cars.
Swing type doors equipped with a hand opening button in off-peak time: such system has been used in many subways and ground transport of Europe for a long time.
Main cars have emergency exits with landing ramps.
81-760 being assembled.
Bogies assembly. In the boxes are current collectors. They will be mounted in the depot.
Current collectors for the railway overhead system. They are used for tests.
Can you guess now what train are we under?
Brake line indicating pressure gages are more reliable. Some mechanical devices will never go out of date.
Passengers are easily watched from the cabin.
Rusich (81-740) in colors of the Sofia subway (Bulgaria)
Ready to be transported to far Bulgaria
81-760 vehicles, ready and not
Capacity: 344-382 passengers;
Power: 4 induction motors – 170 kW for each car;
Track width: 1435 mm (export modification);
Max. speed: 90 km/h;
Car weight: 47 t;
Dimensions: length 28150/27200 mm, width 2700 mm, height 3581 mm.
Middle car 81-740/741
Middle cars 81-760/761 ready to be used in the Moscow subway
Body of a car 81-717/714
Rail buses assembly area
Body of Ra-2
Being assmbled to be ready for welding
Part of a roof of a future car
Cutting off excess parts
Ra-2 body is watching you!
Head car of RA-2
And here’s a new train DP-S for Serbian railway.
When unfinished all cars look similar
Preparing for paiting
Capacity: 246 passengers;
Мощность: 2 engines – 250 kW;
Track width: 1435 mm;
Max. speed: 120 km/h;
Cars DP-S have passes-through closed with bellows
Inside it is similar to RA-2
In its cabin
“Metrovagonmash” installation featuring rare 81-715.1 train that was produced in the 70-80s.
The plant used to make military equipment, such Su-76, for example.
Location: Mytischi, the Moscow Region