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Freightliner Poland orders five new Newag Dragon electric locomotives

Freightliner Poland signed a manufacture and supply agreement with Newag Gliwice and ING Bank Śląski S.A. (ING Lease Polska) for five Dragon E6DCF-DP electric locomotives, estimated at EUR 17.5 million. Freightliner Poland entered into a contingent lease agreement with ING Lease Polska for the rolling stock.

According to Newag, the single-system DRAGON is the first trac­tion vehicle of the six axle locomotives family, specially tailored for the Polish mar­ket. The locomotive’s drive is made up of asyn­chro­nous trac­tion motors dri­ven by IGTB-based trac­tion inver­ters. The loco­mo­tive has a modu­lar con­struc­tion which allows for tailo­ring tech­ni­cal para­me­ters to indi­vi­dual clients’ needs e.g., incre­asing the maxi­mum trac­tive effort to 450 kN (MAX LOAD option), adap­ting the loco­mo­tive to 25kV Ac vol­tage or instal­ling an addi­tio­nal Die­sel engine (DUAL POWER option).

The first three units will be delivered to Freightliner PL at the end of May 2016 and the remaining two by the end of July 2016. Newag will provide provide two-year maintenance services.

 Photo: Freightliner PL

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