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Freight locomotive photographed in the West Siberian Railway Museum at Novosibirsk, Russia on 14 May 2014. Built in 1936.
Named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze, the SO17 was the first Russian 2-10-0 steam engine. Developed at the Bryansk Engineering Plant (BMZ), the SO-17 was basically an improvement of the “E« Series” with a strengthened suspension and a larger boiler . After the evacuation of the Bryansk plant in late 1941, production of the SO17 was resumed at the new location of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.
In total, some 2,523 machines were produced from 1934 until 1951, as well as 436 of the improved SO19 from 1936 until 1942.
See also picture 7344.