Topic: Russia

New electric locomotives for old Kazakhstan fleet

Rail freight carrier Silkway Transit LLP from Kazakhstan renews its locomotive fleet with 22 new electric Russian locomotives. The first three 2ES7 ‘Black Granite’ locomotives manufactured by the Ural Locomotive plant in Russia have already...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Sinara develops virtual locomotive testing

A ‘virtual testing ground’ to test the locomotive control system of new trains is Sinara Transport Machines’s latest project. With it, the Russian company wants to speed up the process of developing new locomotives.Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

The military and convicts modernising a railway?

At least for the Russian Railways, deploying military and possibly convicts seems like a viable solution for the lack of foreign construction workers. The Covid-19 related restrictions led to a shortage of workforce, and consequently,...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios
Image: Russian Railways/RZD

Russian Railways signs deal for hydrogen locomotives

Russian Railways (RZD), Rusnano and Sinara Group have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of mainline hydrogen locomotives. A power plant based on electrochemical hydrogen fuel cells together with lithium-ion batteries will be used...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts