The TEP70 main line single unit diesel passenger locomotive, rated at 2,964 kW (3,975 hp), with AC/DC transmission and individual axle traction control, is a railway engine designed to haul passenger trains on the Russian gauge railway network of eastern Europe. The TEP70 is currently in service in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Kazakhstan.

Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderKolomna Locomotive Works
Gauge1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) Russian gauge
Loco weight135 t (132.87 long tons; 148.81 short tons)
Performance figures
Maximum speed160 km/h (99 mph)
Power output2,964 kW (3,975 hp)
First run1973

The TEP70 diesel locomotive has been used as the basis of two other sub classes, the TEP70BS and the TEP70U.[1]

The TEP70 also shares a number of components with the 2TE70 two-unit freight locomotive.


See also


  1. "TEP70 Passenger Diesel Locomotive". Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2011-08-14.

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