A (former?) railway employee enjoys the ride on the front platform of the last operational VL22M locomotive, which hauls the morning train from Kutaisi to Tkibuli. Also note the passenger car: it ... (more)
The last operational VL22M with a local train from Tkibuli to Kutaisi. The infrastructure is in such bad shape that the train needs 3:18h for only about 32kms!
El21-020 (made in East Germany) and VL22M-1959 (made in USSR) and other equipment stands idle at the "Bakal mines railway" depot. Bakal mines are one of the oldest iron ore mining in Russia and th... (more)
I am not sure if the VL23 class electric engines are still in service today in Russia. May be one of the Russian RP members has an answer to this question?
Electric (DC) loco VL8-599 with train.