Croatian freight operator PPD Transport (Prvo Plinarsko Društvo Transport) tested two ex-HŽPP 2044 (003 and 005) GM EMD diesels on 09.09.2016. HŽPP sold the locomotives to TŽV Gredelj, and Gredelj resold them to finish company Skinest Rail. They financed an overhaul in Gredelj and are now renting the locomotives to PPD.
PDD Transport will use the locomotives on freight services between Zaprešić and Zabok and to the Danube port of Vukovar. Currently PPD is using ELL Vectron electrics.
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