17.09.2018 15:02

New Polish locomotive presented in Żmigród

Dragon 2, a new locomotive constructed by NEWAG from Nowy Sącz was presented on the Test Track Operation  Centre in Żmigród on 12 June 2018. The event was honoured with the presence of the  Minister of Infrastrcture Andrzej Adamczyk and Vice Minister Andrzej Bittel. The vehicle is the first in Europe six-axle electric locomotive, fully compliant with Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI 2014) and equipped with ETCS level 2. It was designed to run heavy freight trainsets . Converters applied in this locomotive are made of silicon carbide (SiC) which ensure failure-free functioning in high temperatures, noise reduction, 50% decrease of energy losses and 60% of size and mass equipment reduction.

zdjęcie Łukasz Kuś/Kurier Kolejowyzdjęcie Newag