The ten ordered locomotives will be manufactured by the end of 2025. These six-axle locomotives have a power output of 5 MW and an additional 500 kW Stage V last-mile diesel engine for shunting on sidings and terminals.
These locomotives are popular in the region due to their capacity to carry freight trains of up to 4,200 tonnes of gross weight on a gradient of up to 7 per mile. Dragons 2 can also run on tracks with an axle load of 20 tonnes, which is a frequent limitation on many railway lines in this part of Europe. And their high tractive effort of 410 kN also counts among the competitive advantages of these locomotives.
Once CARGOUNIT gets all of the 30 ordered locomotives, it will become the largest owner of NEWAG vehicles for lease in Poland. It currently has 10 NEWAG locomotives in its fleet. NEWAG is also performing the modernisation of CARGOUNIT’s shunting locomotives. The fleet of 21 6Dg locomotives should be modernised by the end of March 2024.