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Vehicle - Rail - Locomotive - Diesel - Class 130

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Vehicle - Rail - Locomotive - Diesel - Class 130
Name Locomotive, Diesel, DR 130
Region Europe
Category Rail
Type Locomotive
SubType Diesel
Variety Class 130
Manufacturer October Revolution Locomotive Works (Details)
Era EU Epoch IV (1968 - 1985)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1973–1982

History: The DR 130 family of locomotives comprises the DR Class 130 (DBAG Class 230), DR Class 131 (DBAG Class 231), DR Class 132 (DBAG Class 232 as well as Classes 233, 234 and 241 produced through modifications) and DR Class 142 (DBAG Class 242).

They were produced in the Soviet Union in Luhansk, Ukraine from the 1970s onwards, and were imported into the GDR. After the reunification of Germany the Deutsche Bahn (DBAG) inherited them and continue to make use of them mainly as heavy freight locomotives. Nicknamed Ludmilla, over 700 units were produced between 1970 and 1982. Two of these machines are classed as works vehicles with the designation Class 754.

Luhanskteplovoz (Ukrainian: Луганськтепловоз or Luhansk Locomotive works), earlier known as Voroshilovgrad Locomotive works is a large industrial company in Luhansk, Ukraine, manufacturing locomotives, multiple unit trains (both electric and diesel) as well as other heavy equipment. The company was founded in 1896 as Russische Maschinenbaugesellschaft Hartmann in Luhansk and renamed Lokomotive factory Octoberrevolution (after the October Revolution) in 1918 following the Russian revolution.

In the second half of the twentieth century the plant produced thousands of the well known 'M62' and DR Class 130 (TE109) ("ludmillas") diesel electric locomotives for eastern European Soviet Bloc countries.

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Item created by: gdm on 2019-05-17 09:24:30. Last edited by gdm on 2019-05-17 09:29:07

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