Lokomotiv Kurastyru Zauyty (LKZ), Kazahstan, has delivered the first of a batch of 1520mm-gauge TE33A six-axle diesel locomotives for Turkmenistan Railways (TPK), writes International Railway Journal.
The TE33A was developed by GE Transportation from its ES44ACi for the North American market. The locomotives have been built in large numbers for Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) at LKZ’s plant in Astana. LKZ is a 50:50 joint venture between Kazakhstan Railways and Transmashholding, Russia
o far the plant has delivered more than 280 TE33As, including units for customers in Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.
TPK is planning to procure up to 18 of the ac traction locomotives, which will be used on the Kazakhstan – Turkmenistan – Iran Railway, which was completed recently.