Preview of the Railvolution 6/2014

First Class 800 Express Train Rolled Out In Japan
On 13 November 2014 Hitachi presented the first complete Hitachi Super Express or Intercity Express train for the UK, being built as part of the Intercity Express Programme at the company’s rolling stock factory in Kasado in western Japan.
The very first IEP train, five-car EDMU 800 001, for Great Western main line, during the presentation event at Hitachi’s Kasado works.
Photo: Keith Fender
Aeroexpress KISS EMU Developments
ESh2-001, the first double deck EMU of the 25 ordered by Aeroexpress from the Stadler Rail Group, arrived in Moskva on 11 November 2014 and was officially presented to the city authorities and the media on the 13th.
On 11 November 2014 ESh2-001 arrived at Imeni Ilyicha depot. The photo, taken on 12 November, features ESh2-001and ED4MKM-0007.
Photo: Scrinoid
„RailwayCube Berlin“ (Part 2)
In Part Two of our unique, exclusive illustrated tour of InnoTrans 2014 we focus mainly on the locomotive and tram exhibits.
PESA exhibited the first prototype, which is also one of two pre-series trains, for the batch of up to 470 LINKs to be supplied to DB. This diesel railcar, numbered 631 001, was built at Bydgoszcz for authorisation purposes in Germany.
Photo: Tomáš Kuchta
Vectrons Penetrate Slovakia And The Czech Republic
In a very brief period, Vectrons have been granted authorisation for test commercial service on both the Slovakian and Czech rail networks, and have also been put to work there.
On 15, 16 and 17 November 193 214 made a return trip between Praha and Havířov hauling a RJ service. The photo shows the first of these departures, train IC 1007.
Photo: Dalibor Palko
A New Era Dawns For Poland’s Railways
Despite the troubles experienced mainly in 2014 by the Polish „Pendolino“ project, both the producer and operator managed to put part of the fleet into regular service on the very first day of the new 2015 timetable, Poland thus becoming the first ex-Eastern bloc EU member country, except East Germany, to operate regular passenger trains at 200 km/h.
The first regular „Pendolino“ train was EIP 3500/1 from Kraków to Gdynia formed by ED250-014, which is shown here arriving on Track 1 at Warszawa Centralna.
Photo: Tomáš Kuchta
And much more!
Cover of 6/2014

Features: the Class 753.6 diesel, designed for mixed-traffic use.