Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

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.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

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.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metrovagonmash Joint-Stock Company.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

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.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

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

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

A welding shop.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

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

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

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

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Final assembly of the carriage.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Later the carriages are placed on brakes.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

The carriages packed in the white film are transported to Tver.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

The carriage is painted.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

The white fiberglass mask is very light.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

The inside of the carriage does not look very attractive yet.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Then the train goes to the assembling shop. The very first shop where such trains were produced was numbered 17 and today all shops are assigned a number of three figures tow of which are marked as 17.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

In shop 217 they are busy with mounting of equipment onto the carriage.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Trains are elevated and safely fixed which makes the procedure fast and easy.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Only a necessary amount of details is produced here. Everybody knows where every detail is stored, this helps to minimize the idle-period.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

New trains are supplied with smart electronics. The inverter turns the continuous current into the alternate one and enables to control the engine and recover the energy during slowdown.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Foreign equipment acquires more popularity as high quality is in good demand.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Trains 740/741 were intended for light rapid transit and have flexible linking and modern city design. However, they showed perfect characteristics and are now exploited in tunnels as well.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

As soon as assembly is finished the train is loaded onto carriages. Now it will be painted and checked.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

The plant has a line which is 1 km long. It is used for mechanical run tests.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

It is planned to construct a separate shop where finished products will be accepted. Rail buses are assembles at a different place. They are supplied with diesel engines and can move along any railway lines no matter if there is electrification or not.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

These trains are ordered by Serbia, they differ from standard Russian trains.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Today the enterprise manufactures more complex products and can’t afford full-cycle production any more. It will increase the quality and reduce expenses on support and restoration of equipment at shops like these ones.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

And these trains that are in a good working condition and can be exploited any time are used while shooting historical movies.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

When such an engine is working it produces a lot of noise and smoke.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

The engines are stored in a special depot that was built in the very beginning of the 20th century.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Let us have a look inside the depot.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

The engines are marked FD meaning Felix Dzerzhinsky, a Soviet state and Communist Party leader.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

The other part of the shop.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Inside the carriage.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

This shop is located close to the depot and was built after WWII.

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past

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3 thoughts on “Metro Trains And Steam Engines: Present And Past”

  1. 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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