Ural Locomotives Open Service Depot on Baikal-Amur Mainline

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, May 29, 2017. A new service depot by Ural Locomotives (a joint venture run by Sinara Group and Siemens) recently opened at East Siberian Railway, where the company’s first 2ES7 A/C electric freight loco is operated, Sinara Group’s PR Center reports.

The depot employs Ural Locomotives’ highly skilled mechanics to do the after-sale and maintenance jobs.

‘2ES7 has been used to take over sixty trains through Taishet-Severobaikalsk-Taksimo section of Baikal-Amur Mainline so far; over a half of these trains weighed more than 5,000,000 kg. This section of the railway has a challenging relief with varying slope angles, mountain crossings, horseshoe curves, temperature fluctuations within the fifty degrees above to fifty degrees centigrade below zero range, and a lot of rain and snow. Still, the loco has been good for as long as 150,000 km, when the time came to do the first scheduled repairs. The repairs were carried out successfully at the depot in Severobaikalsk, which means the place is one hundred percent ready to do great quality maintenance and repair jobs,’ the Center says.

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