P36-0001 4-8-4 PASSENGER LOCOMOTIVE

Published: 26-09-2015 photo #23484 0 comments 0 votes

Category:Steam Locomotives    Manufacturer:Kolomna    Country:Russia    Year:2009 Group:Rizhsky Vokzal Railway Museum, Moscow, Russia    Contributor:Peter Langsdale

Description

Photographed on 22 August 2009 at the Rizhsky Vokzal railway museum in Moscow, Russia.
This is the first of this class of fast passenger locomotive, able to run at up to 125 km/h. It was built at the Kolomna locomotive plant.
The colour scheme led to them being nicknamed "Generals".
Series production commenced in 1954 and continued for 2 years, during which time a total of 251 "Generals" were built.
Rated at 3000 hp.
Driving wheel diameter: 1850 mm, Maximum speed: 125 km/h, Length: 29.9 m, Weight: 135.4 tonnes.
Tender coal capacity: 24 tonnes, Water capacity: 50 tonnes.

See also picture 7343

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