On 14.12.2018 a mobile art installation on rails left Poland’s Katowice as it began its crusade across Europe. Organised by Rail Freight Forward “Noah’s train” started its journey, hauled by PKP Cargo’s rising star: ET25-003.
We thank Adam Kupniewski for sharing his photographs of the train in Katowice station.
Rail Freight Forward is a common initiative by PKP Cargo, DB Cargo, SNCF, Lineas and the Rail Cargo Group. It’s ambitious goal: Boost the share of rail in overall freight transport from 18% to 30% by 2030. And every challenge has its first step: for Rail Freight Forward this is the colourful “Noah’s train”, which departed yesterday from the World Climate Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland.
Noah’s train is a freight train with bright green containers, that will get a custom art work with a clear reference to the biblical story, using animals as symbol for the biggest threat to the earth at this moment: climate change. The touring dates of the train across Europe are:
- PKP Cargo (Katowice, Poland) 14.12.2019
- Rail Cargo Group (Vienna, Austria) 14.01.2019
- DB Cargo (Berlin, Germany) 24.01.2019
- SNCF (Paris, France) 05.02.2109
- Lineas (Brussels, Belgium) 05.02.2019
Along its journey across Europe, two green containers will be decorated in every city.
ET25-003 of PKP Cargo
When leaving the station of Katowice, the new shiny red-white Dragon 2 of PKP Cargo was pulling the special transport. This is the Newag Dragon 2 that received a special livery, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Polish independence.
Rail Freight Forward
Rail Freight Forward represents a coalition of European freight operators with a common goal: the sustainable modernisation and optimisation of the European rail freight industry:
Et c’est le départ ! Bon voyage à travers l’Europe #NoahsTrain 🚂 Rdv à Vienne le 14 janvier 2019 ! #RailFreightForward #30by2030 #railfreight #ModalShift @SNCF @lineasyff @uic @CER_railways @pkpcargo_media @DB_Cargo pic.twitter.com/kDCCD3UL5d
— Train Fret de Noé (@TrainFretdeNoe) December 14, 2018
Setzen wir ein Zeichen setzen, unser Klima zu schützen! 🌳🌍☀️Die Vorbereitungen zum Start des #NoahsTrain laufen auf Hochtouren! Heute geht’s los, von Katowice über Wien, Berlin, Paris nach Brüssel! 🚞 https://t.co/HOOWFnPY6A pic.twitter.com/SmCSdCeyjj
— ÖBB (@unsereOEBB) December 14, 2018
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Here it is ! The world's longest transformative mobile artwork! #NoahsTrain symbolises the hope rail freight brings to our common future. Follow its journey through Europe – local artists will decorate the green containers in every city it stops ! #RailFreightForward. #30by2030 #ModalShift #COP24
14.01.2019: Presentation in Vienna, Austria:
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We chose the most beautiful Taurus locomotive for the departure of Noah’s Train tomorrow 🚅🐯🐵🦎🐬🐙 spot the train at Westbahnhof or from the Schmelzbrücke in Vienna! #NoahsTrain will be on the way in order to communicate the #sustainability of #rail and is a project of the Rail Freight Forward coalition Members of #railfreightforward: #railcargogroup #dbcargo #pkpcargo #sncf #lineas Our goal: #modalshift to #rail #30by2030 #gogreen #greenlifestyle #locomotive #train #trains #painting #streetart #trainspotting #trainspotters #rail #railway #railstagram #arts #art
👋 🚂🐪🐘🐳🐖🐢#Noahstrain has left #Vienna and is now on its way to #Berlin. Don’t the new artworks look stunning 😍? Stay tuned for more #Noahstrain & great #artworks next week in Berlin. If you spot Noah’s Train on its way across Germany, feel free to send us your pictures 😊 pic.twitter.com/1DZ09jpD5L
— DB Cargo (@DB_Cargo) January 14, 2019