>>6840>that passive aggressiveness and causticity
U WHAT M8
How could anyone possibly brag about purely, absolutely, ultimately, 100% PRACTICAL thing? Do you even know that trains are shaped by things which have nothing to do with your nationalism?
The train weight and the use of the given loco are determined purely by the profile and various features of the GIVEN route, and of course no one gonna haul a 10000 metric ton train with 18 or 24 powered axles when you can do this, effectively enough, with 12 axles. But probably you already know that, so it's kinda stange I have to mention this.
The only reason this train exists and is led by a single 2TE116U is because the route has the profile as flat as a table, but still it, obviously, suffers in terms of dynamics, because 116U is notoriously not very capable in terms of pure traction, by far
less so that your typical loco (per axle).
Also, to your acknowledgement, RZD cares much more about its freight train dynamics (because they run in the pretty tight schedule, usually along with passenger ones) (BTW a clear benefit of lighter trains), hence I was genuinely amazed
by the fact they considered a 2TE116U enough to lead a 10000 train.
Same for the mention of the world's most powerful locos above, I brought that as a matter of fact, you are free to decide whether to be amazed or not over a purely practical thing.
…but not being triggered like a <insert your own politically incorrect analogy> by a single word. No, dude, I personally think this is an unsportsmanlike behaviour here.