Russian locomotive class IS
Locomotive ИС20-317, c. 1935
The Soviet locomotive class IS (Russian: ИС) was a Soviet passenger steam locomotive type. The contract design was prepared in 1929 at the Kolomna factory. The ИС were manufactured between 1932 and 1942. They were named after Joseph Stalin (Russian: Иосиф Сталин).
The steam locomotive was a 2-8-4. The locomotive used the same cylinders and boilers as the ФД (FD) series locomotives. However the ИС steam locomotive had a different wheel arrangement.
The first steam locomotive was released from the Kolomna factory on October 4, 1932. In April–December a steam locomotive was tested on the October-, Southern- and Ekaterinenskaya railways.
These locomotives were used until 1972.
Steam locomotive IS20-01.jpg
IS20-01 in 1932
The only preserved IS plinthed IS20-578 in Kiev
- The Museum of the Moscow Railway, at Paveletsky Rail Terminal, Moscow
- Rizhsky Rail Terminal, Home of the Moscow Railway Museum
- Varshavsky Rail Terminal, St.Petersburg, Home of the Central Museum of Railway Transport, Russian Federation
- Finland Station, St.Petersburg
- History of rail transport in Russia
- Главное управление локомотивного хозяйства МПС (1956). Справочник по локомотивам железных дорог СССР (in русский). Трансжелдориздат.
- Сыромятникова, С.П., ed. (1937). Курс паровозов. Устройство и работа паровозов и техника их ремонта (in русский). Трансжелдориздат (State Publishing House).
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- The Moscow Railway Museum at Rizhsky Rail Terminal
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