Interesting Russian Shortline

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Interesting Russian Shortline

Postby hotbike » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:41 pm ... 6prollout/

These links show pictures of Soyuz rockets being rolled out to the launchpad, at Baikonur Cosmodrome (the Russian equivalent of NASA's Cape Canaveral).

While NASA moves it's rockets on a crawler , which has treads from a huge piece of strip mining equipment, Russia moves it's rockets on rails. I believe the locomotive is classed as a TM-3. ... 6prollout/

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Another link from a previous rollout: ... 11rollout/
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Re: Interesting Russian Shortline

Postby kevin.brackney » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:51 am

While I know almost nothing about the Russian space program, I know that NASA has it's own utility railroad for moving rockets, parts, subsystems, etc. Perhaps the Russians have a similar system.
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Re: Interesting Russian Shortline

Postby scharnhorst » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:27 am

The Locomotive looks to be a TEM-7 or a CKD ČME3 built in Czechoslovakia they were known as class ЧМЕ3 in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.
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