[PL] Godspeed Griffins! Eight electrics for PKP IC leave Nowy Sącz

The first 8 out of 30 Newag Griffin locomotives for PKP Intercity have departed from the town of their construction for a journey to Warsaw. Railcolornews was there to join the farewell party.

Griffin for PKP IC leaving Nowy Sącz – 21.02.2020 – Lubomir Cech
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8x Griffin for PKP IC leaving Nowy Sącz – 21.02.2020 – Lubomir Cech

On a rainy morning on 21. February 2020, the convoy of 8 Newag Griffin locomotives slowly arrived at platform one in Nowy Sącz station, where the official farewell party took place. After a short ceremony with Newag and local politicians representatives, media and children from local schools, the train left for Warsaw to its new customer.

PKP Intercity has ordered 30 such machines, 16 of them are already in the final assembly hall, as we have witnessed during the Newag production plant tour that we will report on soon. With this purchase, PKP Intercity executed the biggest fleet renewal in its history. They will be operating on lines all across Poland including:

  • Przemyśl – Lublin – Warsaw – Bydgoszcz – Gdynia / Piła – Kołobrzeg / (Gorzów Wielkopolski)
  • Suwałki – Białystok / Lublin – Warsaw – Poznań – Szczecin / Gorzów Wielkopolski / Zielona Góra.

The outshopped locomotives:

  • 91 51 5 170 088-6 PL-PKPIC EU160-001
  • 91 51 5 170 089-4 PL-PKPIC EU160-002
  • 91 51 5 170 090-2 PL-PKPIC EU160-003
  • 91 51 5 170 091-0 PL-PKPIC EU160-004
  • 91 51 5 170 092-8 PL-PKPIC EU160-005
  • 91 51 5 170 093-6 PL-PKPIC EU160-006
  • 91 51 5 170 094-4 PL-PKPIC EU160-007
  • 91 51 5 170 095-1 PL-PKPIC EU160-008

And you know what was the best thing? We also got the chance to visit Newag’s factory and see what is happing there. We will report about this tour next week, for Expert readers only of course.

Griffin for PKP IC under construction in at Newag’s in Nowy Sącz – 21.02.2020 – Lubomir Cech
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