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|4rail.net - Rolling Stock - Tep60|
Tep60 was the locomotive widely used in the former Soviet Union for passenger traffic before it's newer cousin Tep70. Tep60 was also the first locomotive built solely for this purpose. Almost 1500 units were built between 1960 and 1987 and some are still in use in Russia as well as in countries like Latvia. Tep 60 existed both in a form of a single unit version Tep60 and the double unit version 2Tep60 to provide more power to certain routes.
Tep60 nr 1206 in Riga
details for Tep60 / 2Tep60
Created for 4rail.net by John McKey and Stanislav Voronin. Pictures by Stanislav Voronin and Ilkka Siissalo.
Also on Eastern Rolling Stock
The Tep70 heavy passenger locomotive is used in both Russian and international traffic on 5 ft domain.
The backbone of current Russian freight railroading is formed with the monstrous 2Te116, Te116 and 3te116 locomotives. These powerful locos also work regularly on international 1520mm/5ft routes.
2M62, M62 and the 3M62 in the picture created an impressive heavy diesel fleet in Soviet period of the Russia. Most units still exist, either in original condition or rebuilt.
Tep60 passenger diesel was a predecessor of the formidable Tep70 diesels. Once creating a numerous passenger fleet, many units have found their way to the museum, but you might be able to spot an unit online in countries like Latvia.
interesting pages in this category on
Tep70 (the newer passenger unit)...
2Te116 (the monster double unit)...