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Russia’s first triple-unit freight locomotive to begin trials

Russia’s first triple-unit freight locomotive to begin trialsBryansk Engineering Plant (BMZ), part of Transmashholding, has presented a prototype of a triple-unit freight locomotive designed specifically for operations on the Baikal-Amur Railway. The 3TE25K2M diesel locomotive, available in triple or in double unit variant, will continuously haul 7100-tonne freight trains on the 2800 km-long Taksimo-Sovetskaya Gavan route.

3TE25K2M locomotive units are equipped with a 3.1MW diesel engine, microprocessor control system, security systems, video surveillance.

In March, the locomotive will carry out field tests and will be located at Kurbakinskaya Orel-Kursk (Moscow Railways). After completing the 5000 km pilot runs, the locomotive will be relocated to the Baikal-Amur Mainline to undertake performance tests under real conditions. 

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