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Sinara Transport Machines announces further development of gas locomotives

22 March 2024
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Future gas locomotives from STM
Future gas locomotives from STM. Source: STM
Ivolgina Anna, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Russia: Mikhail Boyko, Head of the Government Relations Department at Sinara Group, reported that at the “Railway Freight Transport: Production, Operation, Leasing, Repair” conference on 18 March.

He says that the logistics company Gazpromtrans is currently completing the pilot operation of the first gas-reciprocating TEMG1 locomotive. Previously, Sinara Transport Machines (STM) also announced plans to update its design.

A further step is the development of a large shunting gas-reciprocating locomotive, the 2,000 HP (1,470 kW) TEMG7. According to Mikhail Boyko, the running gear of the future locomotive will be standardised as much as possible with modern STM diesel locomotives, while the traction unit will be an LNG engine. The manufacturer plans to put the TEMG7 into pilot operation in 2026.

The next step will be the production of the 7,000 HP (5,150 kW) 2TE35AG mainline gas locomotive. The vehicle will be based on the 2TE35A diesel locomotive and will have an LNG fuel tender.

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