Just when you start to wonder, what has happened to the Newag Griffin locomotive, there is news. In 2017, Newag will deliver five Griffin locomotives to freight operator Lotos Kolej. Today, a contract was signed to lease these machines from Newag for a period of seven year. Maintenance is included. Otions to extend or to order more locomotives are included in the deal.
We are talking about Griffin locomotives for 3kV DC with a power rating of 5.6 MW. Additionally, the machine will get a combustion engine with a output of 350 kW (configuration E4DCU-DP). It is the first order for this type. Until now only one prototype was built, a metallic green painted machine that was presented during InnoTrans 2012 (configuration E4MSU). Since then, the machine was used for tests and demo runs for various rail operators in Poland (inlcuding Lotos Kolej).