Thursday, September 15, 2011
Luganskteplovoz diesel locomotives Plant
These four Ukrainian stamps on the First Day Cover were issued on 8.8.2008 for celebrating the Luhansktepovoz locomotives Plant in Luhansk in the Ukraine. This locomotives factory is mainly employed in manufacturing Diesel locomotives. Luhanskteplovoz, earlier known as Voroshilovgrad Locomotive works is a large industrial company in Luhansk, Ukraine, manufacturing locomotives, multiple unit trains (both electric and diesel) as well as other heavy equipment. The company was founded in 1896 as Russischen Maschinenbaugesellschaft Hartmann in Luhansk and renamed Lokomotive factory Octoberrevolution (after the October Revolution) in 1918 following the Russian revolution. In the second half of the twentieth century the plant produced thousands of the well known 'M62' and DR Class 130 (TE109) ("ludmillas") diesel electric locomotives for eastern European Soviet Bloc countries. My dear friend Ella gave me this nice FDC.