RZD taking delivery of 68 locomotives
RUSSIA: Russian Railways is to take delivery of 68 Transmashholding 2TE25KM freight locomotives this year.
Two prototypes completed in December and February and are currently undergoing trials at the Shcherbinka test circuit near Moscow. A development of the 2TE116U, the twin-section 2TE25KM has Kolomna 18-9DG engines rated at 2 650 kW and a maximum speed of 120 km/h.
The locomotives are to be built at Transmashholding’s Bryansk plant, because the company’s Lugansk site is in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine.