Russian locomotive class IS
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|Soviet locomotive class ИС|
Steam locomotive IS20-16 with streamline casing at the locomotive factory in Voroshilovgrad in 1937. It was the Soviet steam locomotive-champion with maximum speed of 180 km/h (110 mph).
The Soviet locomotive class IS (Russian: ИС) was a Soviet passenger steam locomotive type named after Joseph Stalin (Russian: Иосиф Сталин). The contract design was prepared in 1929 at V.V. Kuybyshev Locomotive Factory in Kolomna. The IS series locomotives were manufactured between 1932 and 1942.
The first steam locomotive was released from the Kolomna factory on October 4, 1932. In April–December a steam locomotive was tested on the October, Southern, and Ekaterinenskaya railways.
In 1936, production began at October Revolution Locomotive Factory in Voroshilovgrad. In total, 649 IS steam locomotives were constructed. Later the series was renamed FDP (steam locomotive FD, passenger modification).
These locomotives were used until 1972.
The only preserved IS plinthed IS20-578 in Kiev
- The Museum of the Moscow Railway, at Paveletsky Rail Terminal, Moscow
- Rizhsky Rail Terminal, Home of the Moscow Railway Museum
- Russian Railway Museum, St.Petersburg
- Finland Station, St.Petersburg
- History of rail transport in Russia
- Главное управление локомотивного хозяйства МПС (1956). Справочник по локомотивам железных дорог СССР (in Russian). Трансжелдориздат.
- Сыромятникова, С.П., ed. (1937). Курс паровозов. Устройство и работа паровозов и техника их ремонта (in Russian). Трансжелдориздат (State Publishing House).
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