Preview of the Railvolution 6/2012

HKX: The First Four Months
With the start of the 2013 timetable, we decided to see how the Hamburg-Köln-Express open access passenger operation is faring.
The photo, taken on 22 November 2012, shows HKX train 1803 from Köln Hbf. to Hamburg-Altona entering Köln Messe/Deutz. ES64U2-026 is topping the two-car rake of ALEX stock.
Photo: Karl Arne Richter
The First Estonian FLIRTs
On 13 December 2012 Elektriraudtee and Stadler celebrated the official presentation of the first electric and diesel FLIRT multiple units in Estonia.
FLIRT EMU 1401 in Pääsküla depot hall during the presentation.
Photo: Petr Kadeřávek
The Five Seasons In Berlin 2012, Part 2
Our unique, exclusive illustrated tour of InnoTrans 2012 continues in this number of Railvolution. This time we focus mainly on the locomotive and tram exhibits.
GE Transportation presented its continental European version of the PowerHaul diesel.
Photo: Sebastian Schrader
Koleje Śląskie Takes Over Local Train Services In Śląsk
In summer 2012 the office of the Chairman of the provincial council in Województwo Śląskie decided that as from December 2012 local services within the province should be provided by the local, province-owned operator, Koleje Śląskie (KŚ).
On 9 December 2012 at Wisła Głębce in the Beskidy mountains train 44013 „Beskid“ is provided by the brand new 35WE-007, a six-car Impuls EMU delivered by Newag in early December 2012. On the left is one of the Class EN76 ELFs delivered from PESA in 2010/11.
Photo: Tomáš Kuchta
A PESA Update
On 4 December 2012 we once again visited PESA’s works to keep abreast of the manufacturer’s progress in building trains for domestic and export markets.
Part of the final assembly hall at PESA’s works. Visible in the foreground are the first Polish and ČD’s seventh LINK DMUs, and various cars belonging to Koleje Śląskie’s first and second six-car ELFs can be seen in the background.
Photo: Tomáš Kuchta
And much more!
Cover of 6/2012

Features: a two-section freight locomotive of Class BKG1 for Belarusskaya Chygunka.