Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

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…

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Now let’s watch the very process of their production.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Cutting metal according to a given program.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

All production is concentrated in a large shop.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Welding.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Don’t look at this beam with unprotected eyes otherwise you won’t be able to see for some time after it.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Preparation of the elements of a body.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

The details of a frame.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Painting.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Welding of the frame on the stocks.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

A ready-made truck which is provided by GETS.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

A frame.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Final assembly of the frame on the stocks.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Modular components.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

A cabin has a plastic “peel” over a metal base.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

A 12-cylinder diesel engine.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Some of these locomotives will be used on internal roads, some of them will be exported.

Evolutional Production of Locomotives

Location: Astana

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13 thoughts on “Evolutional Production of Locomotives”

  1. Does anyone pay the train fare in Russia? Every time I’ve used the train there people jump off when the inspectors come and get back on further back. Still, the inspector are only collecting token bribe fares anyway.

    • lol… We have rickshaws here in the Seven Cities of Southeast Virginia but they only go a few blocks around a business center area. No wonder some Americans are so fat, they can’t even walk a few blocks.

  2. I see some pieces that look pressed, do they press those parts on site? If so, you missed a step.

    Otherwise, it’s a great post.

  3. The ‘cart’, pic evolutionproduction-16, is called a “truck”. It consists of the frame, suspension parts, traction motors, gears, brake system, & electronic sensors.
    This shop works heavy steel and assembles the finished locomotive. The cab, prime mover, electrical and electronics parts, trucks and detail parts are made at other plants and assembled here.

  4. See? Locomotives “evolved.” They didn’t spontaneously appear. Now carry the analog to biology. (Marxist humor; not meant to offend)

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