[PL] This PKP Cargo Vectron supports Ukraine


Poland has been standing firmly by Ukraine ever since Russia started its unjust invasion. PKP Cargo is no exception and to express that, the Polish state-owned freight operator has recently decorated one of its Vectron locos with a Ukrainian motif.

Railcolor thanks Marcel Adamkiewicz and Uwe Wabnitz for sharing their photographs of the locomotive.

Even the smallest details can make a huge difference. A PKP Cargo Vectron in a seemingly default livery has been given a small but meaningful update. EU46-504 (193 504) got special garlands with the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

PKP Cargo EU46-504 (193 504) at the Horka Gbf border station (DE) 27.10.2022 © Uwe Wabnitz

The minimalist design builds upon the existing PKP Cargo livery. The flag ribbons have been elegantly placed to the left and right of the operator logo on each side. Notice the asymmetric composition which extends all the way to the cabs:

PKP Cargo EU46-504 (193 504) at the Wegliniec border station (PL) 27.10.2022 © Uwe Wabnitz

The locomotive was seen with its modified outfit already in the middle of September:

PKP Cargo EU46-504 with DGS 47639 from Frankfurt-Höchst Gbf (DE) to Malaszewicze (PL) seen in Götzenhof (DE) 17.09.2022 © Marcel Adamkiewicz

About PKP Cargo EU46-504

Delivered to PKP Cargo in February 2016, the Vectron originally had the red/gray livery of the operator.

  • Type: Vectron MS;
  • EVN-number: 91 51 5370 016-5 PL-PKPC;
  • Year built: 2015;
  • Factory number: 21982;
  • Country package: D/A/H/PL/CZ/SK/RO (A17).