1866 – year of foundation, as Dvinsk Main Railway Workshops of Petersburg-Warshaw and Riga-Orlovs railway. Their capacity – repair of 20 steam locomotives and 44 two-axle freight carriages a year.
From 1895 the workshops expand and focuse only on repair of steam locomotives. Production volumes grow, and the first own 360kWh power station is built. Expansion of workshops causes growth of number of workers. By the beginning of the 20th century it becomes the largest company in the town with about 1000 of employees..
During WW II 87% of the workshops are destroyed.
1944 – the workers restore the workshops and start the production actively. Already in September 1944 first forgings and castings are made for reconstruction of railways, bridges and rolling stock. Forging, casting, carriage repair and mechanical workshops start their work. The factory's workers take part both in restoration of the town and railway bridge over the Daugava river.
1945 – Main Railway Workshops are renamed into Daugavpils Steam Locomotive Repair Plant. Production volumes inclrease.
1962 – the factory is renamed into Locomotive Repair Plant.
1991 – The factory is renamed into Daugavpils State Railway Enterprise.
1944 – the company changes its name into State Joint-Stock company “Locomotive”.
2004 – Estonian company “Spacecom”, which ingoes into group of companies “Severstaltrans”, together with the company “Skinest projekt” purchase 84,5% of the shares. The factory gets back its historical name Daugavpils Locomotive Repair Plant.
November 20, 2012 – JSC “Daugavpils Locomotive Repair Plant” signs a contract with Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) regarding the project “High value-added investments” on JSC “Daugavpils Locomotive Repair Plant”. The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERAF).
2015 - the project “High Value-Added Investments” in cooperation with co-finance of ERAF is completed. The final reports are handed in and LIAA pays the factory its part of 35%. The company purchased 16 CNC machinery units and welding equipment:
- 6 lathe centres
- 2 grinding machines (cylindrical and flat grinding)
- bending equipment
- automatic bandsaw
- laser cutting equipment
- milling machine
- rolling machine
- welding equipment
The factory has been buying modern equipment and building infrastructure during 3 years. The factory hasn’t seen such technical modernization for a long time. Now DLRR can optimize not only the processes for production of locomotive spare parts, but also offer metalworking services for other industries, develop new products and capture new markets.