P-32 Victory. Soviet long-distance cargo locomotive type 1-5-0. It is one of the best and most massive Soviet locomotives, which was operated on all railways of all the republics of the former USSR. This locomotive was produced at the Voroshilovgrad plant (now Luhanskteplovoz) in 1952.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Moscow

Years of production: 1945-1955

Country of origin: USSR

Issued: 4199 items

Weight: 103 t

Power: 2200 hp

Speed: 80 km / h

Luhanskteplovoz (Luhansk Locomotive Works), earlier known as Voroshilovgrad Locomotive Works is a large industrial company in Luhansk, Russia, manufacturing locomotives, multiple unit trains (both electric and diesel) as well as other heavy equipment. Due to the war in Donbas it has not been operating since March 2015. According to media reports, by late 2015 the works were looted and completely inoperational.

The company was founded in 1896 as Russische Maschinenbaugesellschaft Hartmann in Lugansk (Russian Engineering Company Hartmann in Luhansk) and renamed October Revolution Locomotive Factory in November 1922.

In the second half of the twentieth century the plant produced thousands of the well known ‘M62 locomotive’ and DR Class 130 (TE109) (“ludmillas”) diesel electric locomotives for eastern European Soviet Bloc countries.

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