CRRC Tangshan

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CRRC Tangshan Co., Ltd.
FormerlyTangshan Railway Vehicle
PredecessorTangshan Locomotive and Rolling Stock Works
  • 1881 (predecessor)
  • 10 July 2007; 16 years ago (2007-07-10) (date of incorporation)[1]
OwnerCRRC (100%)
Divisionsin Tianjin, Zhengzhou
Subsidiariesin Quanzhou
CRRC Tangshan
Simplified Chinese中车唐山机车车辆有限公司
Traditional Chinese中車唐山機車車輛有限公司
Literal meaningCRRC Tangshan Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.
Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co., Ltd.
Simplified Chinese唐山轨道客车有限責任公司[1]

CRRC Tangshan Co., Ltd., is a manufacturer of rolling stock located in Tangshan, Hebei province, People's Republic of China. While Datong built mainline steam locomotives until 1988, Tangshan built steam for industrial use until 1999, becoming the last works in the world to build steam for non-tourist use.


The predecessor of the subsidiary, Tangshan Locomotive and Rolling Stock Works was founded before the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949. It was nationalized and remaining as an entity of the Ministry of Railways until 2002, when it was a manufacturing facility of China National Railway Locomotive & Rolling Stock Industry Corporation [zh] (LORIC). In 2002, LORIC was split into CNR Group and CSR Group, which Tangshan works belonged to the former[2] due to geographical location. CNR Group and CSR Group also belonged to newly established State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, another department of the State Council.

Due to the initial public offering of China CNR, the assets of the works was injected to a newly incorporated subsidiary, which was known as Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co., Ltd..[when?]

In November 2005, CNR Group signed a 669 million euro agreement with Siemens under CEO Klaus Kleinfeld that gave them access to the intellectual property jewels of the latter. The first of these trains were to run in 2008 on the Beijing-Tianjin route. Only the first three of 60 trains were to be built in Germany. The balance were built at the plant which is now named CRRC Tangshan.[3][4]

After the merger of CSR and CNR to CRRC, the subsidiary also renamed to Chinese: 中车唐山机车车辆有限公司; lit. 'CRRC Tangshan Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.', known as just CRRC Tangshan Co., Ltd. in English.


Steam locomotives[edit]

  • "Rocket of China", first locomotive built in China (1881)
  • China Railways SY (from 1958 to 1999)

Two tourist railways in the United States own Tangshan steam locomotives - The New York, Susquehanna and Western Technical and Historical Society (on the Belvidere and Delaware River Railway) and the Valley Railroad

Diesel locomotives[edit]

Passenger coaches[edit]

  • 25B
  • 25G
  • 25K
  • 25T

Multiple units[edit]


Intercity commuter rail[edit]

Regional rail[edit]

  • Bi-Level cars for RTM in Montreal, Canada and SEPTA Regional Rail in Southeastern Pennsylvania




  1. ^ a b "2015 Annual Report" (PDF). CRRC. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2017 – via Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited.
  2. ^ wikisource:zh:国务院关于组建中国北方机车车辆工业集团公司有关问题的批复
  3. ^ "Siemens gets Chinese bullet train contract". United Press International, Inc. 14 November 2005.
  4. ^ "Siemens wins large order from China for 60 high-speed trains". Siemens. 10 November 2005. The order content share allotted to Siemens is worth 669 million euros. A contract with the Chinese Ministry of Railways was signed today in Berlin by Siemens President and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld and Railway Minister Liu Zhijun on the occasion of a state visit to Germany by China's President Hu Jintao.
  5. ^ "Tangshan rolls out its first 350 km/h train". Railway Gazette International. 11 April 2008.
  6. ^ "DMUs shipped to Ghana". Railway Gazette International. 9 April 2009.
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  8. ^ "Railpage".
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  10. ^ 赵诗悦. "High-speed trains buoy freight sector". Retrieved 2022-07-14.
  11. ^ Moore, Craig. "Xiamen metro - the world's newest metro - Photos and first impressions". Urban Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Tangshan begins maglev testing". Railway Gazette International. 27 June 2009. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2010.

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