Archive for June 23rd, 2011

Super power at Srem

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Class 66 66220, newly outshopped in D B Schenker Rail Polska colours, at Zdzieszowice en route to Czempin and Srem on 16 June 2011. Photo J. Stawinski.

After the completion of extensive homologation tests, D B Schenker Rail Polska have commissioned their Class 66 locomotive 66220. The loco, which has generated a great deal of interest in Polish railway enthusiast circles, formerly worked in the UK as part of the EWS motive power fleet.

Class 66 66220, at Srem station on 17 June about to return to Czempin and the main line. Photo J. Stawinski.

On 16 June, 66220 worked a train of 30 bogie coal wagons down the SKPL-operated Czempin – Srem branch. After delivering its load to the foundry at Srem, 66220 spent the night there and returned with the empties on 17 June.

Class 66 66220 and 30 empty coal wagons, at the boundary of the Srem District on 17 June. Photo Albert Mikolajczyk, SKPL.