Private carrier SKPL has undertaken the unusual task of carrying a huge, almost 300-tonne diesel locomotive 2TE10M from Latvia to Ukraine, bypassing Belarus. Railway Supply magazine wrote about it with reference to Rynek Kolejowy.


The 2TE10M two-section locomotive, produced in the 80s in Lugansk, is a real colossus – it has two sections, 12 axes and weighs 276 tonnes. Locomotives of this type are repaired in Daugavpils. Because of Belarus’ participation in the aggression against Ukraine, the problem arose of how to transport the locomotive from Latvia to Ukraine.

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The 2TE10M-2267 locomotive was transported from the Latvian plant via Poland as an oversized transport to the LHS Sędziszów station. The locomotive received special technical bogies of 1435 mm gauge for transportation. The transport was organized by private company SKPL in cooperation with infrastructure managers PKP PLK and PKP LHS, which also intends to transport other locomotives in this way.

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