Farewell to the English engines


Golden Jubilee. Video by Michal Bis.

50 years ago the first EU06 electric locomotives, built by English Electric works at Vulcan Foundry, were delivered to Poland. This excellent video by Michal Bis tells their story.


5 Responses to “Farewell to the English engines”

  1. Michael Dembinski Says:

    Around 2:50 into the video, we see a B&W pic of EU06-09, with something evidently airbrushed off its nose. A Red Star? Or some technical equipment? Or something less noteworthy?

    • Dyspozytor Says:

      This dark patch would appear to be caused by three pipes that can be seen on EU06-01 at 2:17. I’m not an electric loco expert, but taking a wild guess, I would think this was intended to carry connecting control cables enabling two locos to be driven from the front cab of the leading loco. Can any EU06 buff comment?

  2. Julian Stanley Says:

    What an excellent video – well done! As a matter of interest the video says that there are seven members still operational: does anyone know where do they currently work and/or is it possible to still see them in action?

    Many thanks.

    • Dyspozytor Says:

      According to the film they are based at the:

        Slasko-Dabrowski Zaklad
        PKP CARGO S.A.
        ul. Huberta 11
        40-542 Katowice

      Can anyone confirm this?

  3. Ron Jones Says:

    I was pleased to see the film regarding the EU06 – Anglik as being from the beginning in 1962 when EU06-01 was unloaded at Gdansk and commissioning 19 of the 20 locos at Krakow Prokocim; returning to the UK in early 1965 with a Polish wife. A nice reminder of happy and hard working times on PKP.

    Ron Jones – former AEI Traction Erection engineer

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