Let’s take an exciting tour to the Chelyabinsk station.
The Trans-Siberian railway passes through here.
Attention! The area is guarded.
A huge sand-dryer. The sand is loaded on each diesel locomotive and electric locomotive in the maintenance depot. Next to the sand-dryer is a model of the current collector.
Under the locomotive
Diesel locomotives are high enough so they need a ladder.
Old and dirty but people still work in them
A big diesel engine.
25 diesel locomotives are maintained in a night.
The most wide-spread diesel locomotive on the Russian railway today – CHME3. The Czecho-Slovac vehicle that started to be produced in 1963. Its weight is 123 tons, engine power – 1350 hp.
Its cosy cabin
Inspection pit, everything is oily and dirty
A big cart filled with shaving from wheels.
CHS7 – a mainline electric passenger 2-section locomotive runs on direct current.
Place of the operator
CLUB-U is the system that allows a traffic controller to remotely stop the train if urgently needed using a radio canal only. And the operator can’t influence it.
Engine room. Here are high voltage electrical equipment and a pneumo-engine next to it.
The second section of CHS-7
Cabin of a new train. It is equipped with a joystick and LED displays.
An old electric locomotive
In this shop one can go up.
One more electric locomotive