[AZ] First Prima T8 electric delivered to the Azerbaijan Railways (ADY)

On 19.12.2018 Alstom announced it delivered the first of 40 Prima T8 electric double locomotives to the Azerbaijan Railways (ADY). These freight locomotives, the designated “AZ8A” series, will run on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars regional railway link.

Currently the EKZ joint-venture (Alstom 75%, Transmashholding 25%) is building these machines in its factory in Kazakhstan. 

The depicted AZ8A 0001 has arrived at Bilajary, Azerbaijan, after being shipped from Astana on 7 December. Alstom will now conduct validation tests on the Azerbaijani railways infrastructure during a few months.  

Photo: Alstom