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History of the plant

1939 Owing to the enlargement of the electric locomotive repairing workshop the whole steam locomotive and coach repairing plant was removed to the suburb of the city and then reconstructed.
1945 Electric locomotive repairing workshop of the plant under the reconstruction was the first in the USSR who modernized the motor-coach train for the voltage of 3000 V.
1949 Locomotive repairing plant was put into service.
1957

«Locomotive repairing plant» was renamed into «Tbilisi electric locomotive building plant». Reconstruction and enlargement of the plant began. The first electric locomotive Н8-201, in future VL8-201, was produced on December, 30th. So the production of main line electric locomotives in the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic was started.
Первый электоровоз ВЛ8

1958 In order to accelerate the technical progress Special designers bureau (SDB) was organized as a part of the plant for developing of new main line electric locomotives.
1966 Special designers bureau constructed electric locomotive VL8B with sampled-data control for the voltage of 6000 V and 3000 V in contact system for the 1st time in the world.
1970

The production of industrial coke-quenching electric locomotive EK-13 was developed. It made the plant well-known abroad. The first industrial electric locomotives were sent to Turkey, India, Poland, Bulgaria, Rumania and CzechRepublic.
Первый промышленный электоровоз ЭК13

1971 The production of electric pilers ЭШ-186 was started. Electric pilers were used not only in the USSR, bit also in Hungary, Turkey, Iraq, India and other countries. ЭШ-186 was presented at many international exhibitions. 
1973

The first experimental model of coke-quenching electric locomotive EK-14 with thyristor drive and remote control was produced. Electric locomotives EK-14 successfully operate at all metallurgical industrial plants of the former USSR and many countries in the world.

Первый промышленный электоровоз ЭК14 с тиристорным управлением

1974 Freight main line electric locomotive VL11 was produced. Electric locomotive ВЛ-11 had two sections worked in multi-unit system. It is also possible to produce three- and four-section configuration. The construction project of VL11 electric locomotive was based on the latest technical inventions. VL11 in three-section configuration is able to transfer trains with the weight of more than 6000 tons. It allows to raise the capacity of railways and to reduce running costs.
1976

The prototype of VL10U was put into production.

Электровоз ВЛ10У 

1985

Special designers bureau of the plant developed the project of VL-15, the most powerful DC electric locomotive in the world.

1992

The project of new electric locomotive E-13 was developed. The same year 2 electric locomotives of such type were produced.

Электровоз Э-13

2000

 Tbilisi electric locomotive plant in the shortest time designed and produced new DC electric locomotive 4E1. The locomotive rated voltage is 3000 kW, maximum speed – 120 km/h.

Четирехосный электровоз 4Е1

4E10 is the industrial modification of 4E1 locomotive. 4E10 is a four-axle freight and passenger DC electric locomotive with electrodynamic braking based on the principle of self-excitation, with the capacity of 2680 kW and maximum speed 100 km/h.

 

 

  Модернизированный электровоз 4Е10

2005 New coke-quenching electric locomotive ЭК-15 was produced under the project of Special Designer’s Bureau of JSC «Elmavalmshenebeli».
2008 Projects of new electric locomotives 6E1, 8E1, of the electric locomotive for European gauge are developing.

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