Sunday, 18 March 2012

Motive power for fossil fuel trains

Some anoraky snaps for that tiny minority of my readers with an interest in railway engines. Below: running light between Okęcie sidings and Konstancin-Jeziorna, a former East German Ludmiła (BR232 309-5) now owned by East-West Railways, passes the signal box at W-wa Jeziorki station.

Below: a pair of ET-21 electric freight locos standing at W-wa Okęcie sidings, both in liveries of different private operators - PTK and DB Schenker. The 'Telewizory' would have brought full coal trains up the electrified lines from Silesia to Okęcie, where diesel locos such as the Ludmiła, Gagar or Tamara (as well as the Polish SM42s) would pull the trains to Siekierki power station.

Below: having emerged from the new viaduct (the S79 has yet to built over it), a pair of Orlen Koltrans M62 Gagars return light from Okęcie, where they dropped off cisterns full of aviation fuel.

This time two years ago:
Coal locos running light, W-wa Dawidy

This time four years ago:
Sleet and wet snow

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