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Class ET43 Dragons In Service
Class ET43 Dragons In Service

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.

PKP CARGO Vectrons Complete
PKP CARGO Vectrons Complete

At the beginning of May, Siemens Mobility announced that PKP CARGO had handed over all five Vectrons from the last order placed so far.

Dual-Voltage Dragon 2 Received ERA Certification
Dual-Voltage Dragon 2 Received ERA Certification

On 28 February 2023, ERA granted approval for Type E6MST Dragon 2, i. e. Polish Class ET43 locomotive.

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Coal From Lithuania To Poland In Innofreight Containers
Coal From Lithuania To Poland In Innofreight Containers

Another case of quite complicated route being used for the transport of imported coal, on account of congestion in large ports, is the just started transport of coal to Poland from Lithuania.

InnoTrans 2022 (33)
InnoTrans 2022 (33)

NEWAG exhibited a Type E6MST locomotive, better known by its commercial name Dragon 2.

Testing Of Class ET43 Dragons Continues
Testing Of Class ET43 Dragons Continues

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.

Dragon Also Tested On The ŽSR Network
Dragon Also Tested On The ŽSR 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.

Dragon 2 Tested On The Czech Public Network
Dragon 2 Tested On The Czech Public Network

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).

Dragon At Velim
Dragon At Velim

Newag is currently building a batch of 24 dual-voltage Class ET43 locomotives for PKP Cargo.

Class ET43 Dragon On Test At Velim
Class ET43 Dragon On Test At Velim

On 30 November 2020, ET43-001, which is destined for PKP Cargo, arrived int the VUZ Velim test centre.

 

Hungarian KISSes Traveling Home By Rail
Hungarian KISSes Traveling Home By Rail

As we described earlier, during production of the second batch of MÁV-START KISS EMUs, Stadler switched from road to rail transport of these trains.

PKP Cargo Tenders Multisystem Locomotives For Intermodal Services
PKP Cargo Tenders Multisystem Locomotives For Intermodal Services

On 16 April 2020 PKP Cargo published tender for five multi-system locomotives. This is the last of the PKP Cargo’s batches of those vehicles, for which 50 % of the purchase price is to be supported by EU’s Cohesion funds through the POIiŚ (Program Operacyjny Infrastruktura i Środowisko - OP Infrastructure and Environment), supporting purchase of technics for intermodal transport in Poland.

Dragon 2 Locomotives For PKP Cargo And Other Users
Dragon 2 Locomotives For PKP Cargo And Other Users

Simultaneously with the locomotives for LOTOS Kolej, Newag is building the new Dragons for PKP Cargo.

PKP CARGO Has Taken Over Another Vectrons
PKP CARGO Has Taken Over Another Vectrons

On 14 January 2020, PKP CARGO took over the last two of the so far ordered Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens Mobility.

First Class 753 Diesel Locomotive In A PKP Cargo Painting
First Class 753 Diesel Locomotive In A PKP Cargo Painting

A new design for PKP CARGO INTERNATIONAL's "goggles".