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Dragon 2 Type E6MST locomotives, i.e. the Polish Class ET43, have been appearing occasionally on freight trains in Poland since the beginning of April.
On 28 February 2023, ERA granted approval for Type E6MST Dragon 2, i. e. Polish Class ET43 locomotive.
NEWAG exhibited a Type E6MST locomotive, better known by its commercial name Dragon 2.
As part of the approval of the Class ET43 of PKP CARGO for operation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, test runs with the ET43-001 were carried out this April on the Správa železnic network.
As part of the approval of the PKP CARGO’s Class ET43 for operation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, test runs with ET43-001 were carried out this April on the Czech public network after previous tests on the VUZ Velim test centre (from late 2020). After that, Dragon returned to Velim again and then headed to Slovakia in early June.
Following a test program at the VUZ Velim centre (see here and here), the required tests on the public railway network were started with the locomotive ET43-001 (3 260 003).
Newag is currently building a batch of 24 dual-voltage Class ET43 locomotives for PKP Cargo.
On 30 November 2020, ET43-001, which is destined for PKP Cargo, arrived int the VUZ Velim test centre.
On 5 October 2020, at Newag in Nowy Sącz, E6ACTab-037, the first Dragon 2 from five on order was handed over to Rail Capital Partners (RCP).
One of the newest vehicles tested at OETD IK facility in Źmigród at present is an Impuls 2 DMU for Koleje Wielkopolskie, 36WEhd-003.
Today, 12 months from the date of signing the contract, Laude Smart Intermodal received the first of four Dragon 2 locomotives ordered on 6 May 2019.
Simultaneously with the locomotives for LOTOS Kolej, Newag is building the new Dragons for PKP Cargo.
On 13 December 2019 Newag signed a contract for delivery of six Dragon 2 locomotives to LOTOS Kolej.
On 28 February 2019 LOTOS Kolej ordered five electric locomotives from NEWAG. A contract worth over 80 million PLN includes two four-axle...
Following a Dragon E6ACTa-001 prototype (see Railvolution 3/18, p. 18) Newag was building since summer 2018 a further nine Dragon 2 locomotives,...