Preview of the Railvolution 1/2013

OUIGO: SNCF’s Budget TGV Duplex
Since 2012 SNCF has been developing a new low cost TGV service, which will be marketed as OUIGO. This follows on from the budget-price iDTGV services, introduced in 2005. On 19 February 2013 SNCF revealed its OUIGO concept and logos, and a TGV Duplex OUIGO made its inaugural trip.
Duplex 760 after its inaugural trip on 19 February 2013, waiting at Lyon Part Dieu for a run to the Technicentre de Gerland depot.
Photo: Gérard Lecleire
Newag, Nowy Sącz: Recent Developments
Four years have now elapsed since we last visited the Newag works. Over these years the establishment has continued to pursue its programme of routine repairs and overhauls of locomotives and carriages. It has also been realising several major thorough modernisation projects, both of locomotives and EMUs.
Class 31WE and 35WE Impuls EMUs in the Newag works on 10 February 2012. On the left is Koleje Dolnośląskie’s 31WE-002 during static testing under 3 kV DC, and in the right background is SKM Warsazawa’s 35WE-003.
Photo: Jacek Chizyński
Stadler’s 1,520 mm-Gauge Activities
On 24 January 2013 in Tallinn, Stadler organised a conference presenting the company’s successes and future plans relating to trains for the 1,520 mm gauge networks in Europe, the Baltic and CIS states, and Russia.
This photo taken on 24 January 2013 at Pääsküla depot, to the southwest of Tallinn, shows FLIRT 1401 EMU together with the ageing RVR-built EMU, ER2-2204.
Photo: Jaromír Pernička
The 2ES10 Granit
In February 2009 technicians from the development departments of the ZAO Sinara group and the Locomotives Unit of Siemens AG started working on a DC freight locomotive with asynchronous three-phase traction motors for the Russian market. This development was based on the 2ES6 locomotive family with DC traction motors, which, starting in 2006, was developed at the Sinara works as the company’s first class of locomotives.
2ES10-016 together with the two sisters standing on the outshopping track at Uralskie lokomotivy works on 25 April 2012.
Photo: Siemens
And much more!
Cover of 1/2013

Features: the G 6 ME during its first test runs at Vossloh Locomotives works in Kiel.