In a public joint-stock company "LuganskTeplovoz" the presentation of the new locomotives for Russian Railways. Polemics about it to the press service of the company.
The presentation of the profit CEO "Transmashholding" Andrey Andreev, President and Chief Executive Officer «GE Transportation» Lorenzo Simonelli.
The new locomotive — modification of serial freight locomotive 2TE116U created in Lugansk for Railways. Its main difference — in a power plant on the basis of a diesel engine American company «General Electric», which is the increased power to reduce fuel and oil consumption, reduce maintenance costs.
According to head of the design of locomotives Central Design Bureau of Nikolai Moskalenko, work on the creation of a new modification of the locomotive proved to be very difficult, as demanded complete redesign of nearly all components and assemblies.
At the presentation, the guests and the management of PJSC "LuganskTeplovoz" examined the new locomotive cab and made a trial trip on the factory grounds. After the appropriate cycle for testing and certification of locomotive will take a final decision on the number of locomotives 2TE116UD be ordered for Railways, including this year.
In addition, guests got acquainted with the production area teplovozosborochnogo shop, where the process of production of new diesel locomotives for Russian Railways 2TE116U and finishing work on the diesel train DEL02 to Lviv railway. The plans of the factory designers — the possible creation of 2 single-section of the locomotive cabin with a length of 22.5 m vehicle-This locomotive would be interesting for JSC "Russian Railways", and the performance of it in the envelope 02 VMs could be considered and for export to foreign countries.