By the end of the year, import-substituting Lastochka electric trains will appear in Russia

After Russia started the NWO in Ukraine, many Western firms left Russian territory and stopped cooperating with Russian companies. This affected the railway engineering industry. Numerous contracts of the state-owned Russian Railways JSC and related enterprises were violated.

In particular, in the Russian Federation, the production of high-speed trains was suspended for a whole year, the service of which was taken over by VSM-Service. One of the reasons for the downtime was the termination of communication with Russian partners of the German company Knorr-Bremse, which supplied brake systems for Lastochka electric trains.

However, the process of import substitution in Russia has reached the construction of trains. So, recently the company "Transpnevmatika" (Nizhny Novgorod) began serial production of a brake system of its own design for these electric trains. Moreover, the products turned out to be cheaper than imported ones and 100% Russian (several enterprises participate).

It should be noted that the said "Transpnevmatika" manufactures more than 200 types of products for railway transport. At the same time, she has been developing brakes since 2006 and began producing them in 2016. But there was no need for large quantities, as goods from Germany dominated the market. Now all roads to further development are open to Transpnevmatika.

In addition, by the end of 2023, Ural Locomotives LLC (Verkhnyaya Pyshma) is going to start producing new, fully imported Lastochkas, which will enter the market under the name Vostok. In this project, the most problematic place is the motor. This issue is being resolved by accelerating their own new developments and trying to revive Soviet developments, employees of RUMO JSC (Nizhny Novgorod) and several other enterprises.

Thus, the presence of a significant number of various components and assemblies of domestic production indicates that the specialists of the Russian railway engineering did not sit idly by. The progress of import substitution is obvious, but the matter must be brought to its logical conclusion, when all products will be manufactured in Russia and nothing will be purchased abroad.
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  1. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
    Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) April 30 2023 18: 57
    They used to make electric cars. So, they will surely cope, there would be an order. In the south I rode a Swallow. Impression: the train is not for frost. Wide doors open directly into the interior of the car.
    1. Nelton Online Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) April 30 2023 19: 33
      Quote: Alexey Lan
      They used to make electric cars.

      Electric trains in the USSR were made in Riga. RVR.
      At the Kalininsky (Demihovsky) plant, there are very few non-motor cars on a subcontract from the same RVR.
      And only in the 199s did production begin at that Demikhovsky plant.

      The reprofiling of the DMZ proceeded at an accelerated pace: the territory expanded, new workshops were built. And this is in the difficult nineties! The enterprise was visited several times by the Minister of the Ministry of Railways G. M. Fadeev, who called the construction of the plant "a matter of national importance."

      In August 1993, the first lead car was built. On October 30, 1993, the birth of the first full-length Russian electric train ED2T-0001 was solemnly celebrated at the DMZ. In April 1994, the plant produced the first DC electric train motor car. In July 1994, the ED2T-0006 electric train was manufactured - the first train with cars of only domestic production. The first electric train ED9T, designed for operation on alternating current, was built in 1995.
      1. Cetron Offline Cetron
        Cetron (Peteris) 1 May 2023 19: 17
        The Riga Nazis, in the process of de-occupation and de-Sovietization, closed all factories, including RVR. DMZ offered the car builders very good conditions: work, pay, housing, citizenship. Almost everyone left, led by engineers, design bureaus, craftsmen, and skilled workers. When they realized it, it was too late: knowledge was lost. The clapboard was engaged only in the repair of previously manufactured ... Ldz has been forced to hold a tender for the purchase in a geyropa with scandals about kickbacks for 15 years. Finally, it seems like the first electric train was delivered, now they are finishing it with a file, some kind of incompatibility.
  2. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) April 30 2023 19: 28
    I always believed that for the purchase of imported goods, in the presence of domestic producers, it is necessary to prosecute. But our effective managers are accustomed to luxurious kickbacks.
    1. RUR Offline RUR
      RUR April 30 2023 23: 01
      do not forget to compare the quality first, only after that take it to court
    2. Vega (Eugene) Offline Vega (Eugene)
      Vega (Eugene) (Eugene) 1 May 2023 13: 49
      Even in the USSR, when there was a choice, they preferred imported goods to domestic goods.