The Gama Marathon is an electric locomotive with a commuter module. Powered by an additional, modern, and environmentally friendly engine, the generator enables the locomotive to move on sections without a catenary. This additional drive, which is used and appreciated by haulers, is mainly intended for shunting work and makes it possible to run a freight train of 3,200 tonnes on an incline of up to seven per mille. It is also useful in emergencies, allowing the train to be brought to its destination despite a sudden power cut in the network.
"We chose locomotives with a commuter module from PESA because they fit our customers' needs perfectly. A single locomotive that can run trainsets in electric traction and then, using the same locomotive, carry out shunting work at ports or terminals is a solution that not only reduces costs but also saves time and increases the efficiency of transport. Last but not least, it is an environmentally friendly solution, as the use of a modern electric locomotive with a Stage V emission-compliant shunting module at the end of the line means a reduction in CO2 emissions," - said Łukasz Boroń, CARGOUNIT CEO.
"The Marathon 111Ed30 range is the latest version of our shunting locomotives with a commuter engine. We have used a new, environmentally friendly internal combustion engine in them, while at the same time increasing the power output of the unit relative to our previous developments," - emphasized Piotr Rościszewski, PESA Bydgoszcz Locomotive, and Wagon Market Sales Manager.
The portfolio of new vehicles offered by PESA will include multisystem locomotives, dual-mode locomotives, and electric commuter locomotives. PESA is also developing a hydrogen shunting locomotive project; in addition to the SM42-6Dn, it is also working on a new hydrogen cell-powered locomotive to respond to demand from freight and intermodal carriers operating, among others, in 'green ports' and intermodal terminals striving for zero-emission.
CARGOUNIT is the largest Polish locomotive rental company in Central and Eastern Europe. CARGOUNIT has 185 locomotives for hire, both traction, and shunting. It offers a wide range of rolling stock, including modern multi-system locomotives for international traffic. CARGOUNIT also has electric multiple units for passenger transport.
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