LTZ gets its two-diesel loco series certified

18 April 2014 (09:27)

April 18, 2014. Lyudinovsky Locomotive Plant (LTZ, a member enterprise of Sinara Transport Machines) got a compliance certificate for its TEM14 two-diesel locomotives series; the certificate proves the locos comply with the federal railway transport requirements, the holding’s press service reports.

LTZ actually had its first fifteen TEM14 two-diesel engines certified in June 2013.

Having a locomotive certificate meant the plant is allowed to make 44 additional locomotives from its pilot batch. Russian Railways are currently the key customer and consumer for the TEM14 loco; this make proved its outstanding technical and resource-saving properties in the course of a series of trials. For one, TEM 14 uses 20% less diesel fuel during shunting operations than its counterparts.

The two-diesel loco TEM14 was designed by Sinara Transport Machines Innovative Development Center. The loco is meant for shunting and hump operations at railway stations and for use on 1,520-mm railways in moderate climates. The 16-wheel locomotive can move at the speed of up to 100 km an hour and is fitted with two diesel units made by Ural Diesel Engine Plant (UDMZ, a member enterprise of Sinara Transport Machines); the consolidated capacity of the two units comes to 2,400 horsepower.

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