General Electric Transportation (GETS) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of railway equipment. In 2009 it opened a locomotive factory in Astana, Kazakhstan. It specializes on production of haul freight locomotives of an “Evolution” series and makes 100 of them a year…
Now let’s watch the very process of their production.
Cutting metal according to a given program.
All production is concentrated in a large shop.
Don’t look at this beam with unprotected eyes otherwise you won’t be able to see for some time after it.
Preparation of the elements of a body.
The details of a frame.
Welding of the frame on the stocks.
A ready-made truck which is provided by GETS.
Final assembly of the frame on the stocks.
A cabin has a plastic “peel” over a metal base.
A 12-cylinder diesel engine.
Some of these locomotives will be used on internal roads, some of them will be exported.