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Dragons At Źmigród

28 Jun 2018 08:11
  • Dragons At Źmigród
  • Dragons At Źmigród
  • Dragons At Źmigród

In early June 2018 E6ACTa-001, the first of the new Dragon 2 family, was completed at Newag’s Nowy Sącz works. It was then moved to the OETD IK circuit in Źmigród, where between 18 June and 16 July it is being subjected to tests. The first photo, taken on 21 June, shows it together with PKP Cargo’s ET22-2024, 2023, 2021, 2007 and 1087.

At Źmigród the Dragon 2 met the original Dragon prototype built in 2009, E6ACT-001, which was recently modified to standardise it with the subsequent batch-built machines, and which had arrived there to start tests on 6 June. The second photo, taken that day, shows E6ACT-001 together with Koleje Dolnośląskie’s Newag-built Impuls’ EMU 45WE-021, while the third photo, taken on 17 June, shows both generations of prototype Dragons together.

PKP Intercity Signs Griffin Contract

30 May 2018 11:31
  • PKP Intercity Signs Griffin Contract

On 29 May 2018 PKP Intercity signed the definitive 367 million PLN (around 85 million EUR) contract for 20 Griffin electrics from Newag. The contract also covers maintenance up to the P4 heavy intermediate level, and incorporates an option clause for ten more locomotives. Deliveries are to take place over the coming 30 months.

This photo was taken at Warszawa Wschodnia on 8 March 2018 and shows E4DCUd-004, one of the two Griffins hired by PKP Intercity from Newag Lease in early March (see R 1/18, p. 10), at the head of EIC "Lajkonik" to Kraków.

New Sofia Metro Train On Test

27 Feb 2018 12:24
  • New Sofia Metro Train On Test

One of the 20 new Inspiro EMUs ordered by Metropolitan EAD and destined for the Sofia metro is currently being subjected to testing at Wegberg-Wildenrath. This photo shows the first three-car train on the T1 test circuit on 28 February 2018.


03 Mar 2016 16:22
  • WKD New EMUs

In August 2014 Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa (WKD), which operates the suburban line to the southwest of the capital, awarded Newag a contract for six six-section EMUs, designated Type 39WE. The first, 39WE-001, was completed in February 2016 and sent to the OETD IK's test circuit near Żmigród. This photo was taken there on 29 February, showing the train alongside DB's future LINK DMU 633 001.

First Freightliner PL's Dragon

17 Feb 2016 12:54
  • First Freightliner PL's Dragon

On 6 February 2016 Newag's Gliwice works sent E6ACTd-101 to the IK’s Źmigród test circuit. This is the first of the batch of five Dragon electrics ordered by Freightliner PL. By the end of February the locomotive is expected to have realised dynamic tests involving the new auxiliary diesel and the increased tractive effort. Three of the Dragons are scheduled for delivery by May, with the last two following by the end of July 2016.


18 Nov 2013 18:16
  •  PKP IC Orders FLIRT EMUs

On 18 November 2013 PKP Intercity signed a contract with Newag/Stadler Polska consortium for 20 eight-car long distance FLIRT3 EMUs, to be delivered by October 2015. The contract is worth 1.6 billion PLN (around 383 million EUR) and includes a 15-year maintenance of the new trains. Stadler Rail is to provide the bodyshells, bogies and other components to Poland: the end cars will be mounted at Stadler Polska works at Siedlce, while the intermediate ones will be completed at Newag Nowy Sącz, where the trains will be commissioned.

TRAKO 2013 Now In Full Swing

25 Sep 2013 11:13
  • TRAKO 2013 Now In Full Swing
  • TRAKO 2013 Now In Full Swing
  • TRAKO 2013 Now In Full Swing

The tenth TRAKO railway industry trade fair is now in progress. This year it has moved to a new venue in Gdańsk, the amberexpo exhibition centre, and some of the exhibits are now accommodated at the adjacent station, Gdańsk-Stadion Expo. Here is a selection of photos showing some of the trains and locomotives present. These include both PESA and Newag-Gliwice EMUs and DMUs, the manufacturers also offering visitors information on their latest projects. Newag exhibited the second of a batch of Type 15D diesels, rebuilt for PKP Cargo. Siemens was present with Vectron DC 5 170 037, one of the batch for DB Schenker Rail Polska.

First Class 36WE Impuls EMU Outshopped

20 Sep 2013 10:11
  • First Class 36WE Impuls EMU Outshopped
  • First Class 36WE Impuls EMU Outshopped
  • First Class 36WE Impuls EMU Outshopped

On 10 June 2013 Województwo Podkarpackie placed an order with Newag Group for a Type 36WE EMU, this being the very first three-car Impuls. 36WE-001 was completed during the summer and is seen here on 18 September at the Źmigród test circuit. It is destined for Przewozy Regionalne’s Podkarpacki Zakład division at Rzeszów. This train is the forerunner of 19 more Impulses, ordered on 28 August 2013 by the Południowa Grupa Zakupowa (Southern Purchasing Group), formed of Małopolskie, Podkarpackie, Śląskie and Świętokrzyskie provinces.

Griffin Testing At Velim

12 Aug 2013 19:27
  • Griffin Testing At Velim
  • Griffin Testing At Velim

Following arrival at the VUZ test centre Velim, E4MSU-001 electric was prepared for dynamic testing, and is shown here on the small circuit on 10 August 2013, while the second photo shows it following day on the large circuit.

Griffin Enters The Czech Republic

05 Aug 2013 21:36
  • Griffin Enters The Czech Republic
  • Griffin Enters The Czech Republic
  • Griffin Enters The Czech Republic

On 3 August 2013 Newag Gliwice’s triple-voltage Griffin locomotive arrived at Chalupki border station, shown here on the 5th of the month. On the same day it was moved to the VUZ test centre Velim for type testing when operating off 25 and 15 kV AC. The third photo in the sequence shows E4MSU-001 being hauled by IDS Cargo’s 121.065 electric near Bohumín-Vrbice.