1. LEO Express’s Class 480 EMUs (Traction motors)

 

We continue the series of publications devoted to the design, development and description of the technical characteristics of the electric train FLIRT Class 480. Today we discuss the features of traction motors, auxiliary systems and breaking equipment.

 

full text of the article: Li № 01 / January / 2014: pdf (8,1 Mb)

 

 

February / 2014

2. LEO Express’s Class 480 EMUs (Passanger accomodation)

 

We continue the series of publications devoted to the design, development and description of the technical characteristics of the electric train FLIRT Class 480. Today we discuss passenger accommodation and cab interior fittings.

 

full text of the article: Li № 02 / February / 2014: pdf (5,65 Mb)

 

 

March / 2014

3. First GYSEV FLIRT for the Hungarian Railways

 

In the end of 2013 the first FLIRT train for Hungarian-Austrian railway operator GYSEV Zrt. was introduced in Hungary. The railway operator can count on the operation of already two vehicles of the future fleet of four FLIRTs, as Stadler in parallel with the introduced train officially delivered the second vehicle of the series too. The two vehicles already possess all necessary authority permissions, so that they are able to enter commercial service on the railway line of Sopron — Szombathely — Szentgotthárd since December 2013. The commercial service of the two trains already this year has become possible due to the early delivery of Stadler, which handed over the vehicles with 60 train days before the deadline.

 

full text of the article: Li № 03 / March / 2014: pdf (4,71 Mb)

 

 

April / 2014

4. Multisystem EMU Class 237

 

In September 2013 at the TRAKO Trade Fair, one of the largest and most influential exhibitions of the railway industry in Eastern and Central Europe, the polish state company PKP Intercity introduced its multisystem EMU Class 237.

 

full text of the article: Li № 04 / April / 2014: pdf (3,64 Mb)

 

 

May / 2014

5. British high-speed Hitachi Super Express Trains

 

Super Express trains are being manufactured by Hitachi Rail Europe to replace the high-speed trains of UK railway network under the Intercity Express Programme, under which the 122 new trains will replace the old ones on electrified and non-electrified routes.

 

full text of the article: Li № 05 / May / 2014: pdf (6,54 Mb)

 

 

June / 2014

6. Modern Polish Dragon locomotives

 

Combining their international experience with know-how gained during fifty years of modernisation and repair works of the rolling stock as well as with their own market research, designers from Newag Gliwice have created the first modern Polish-built electric locomotive for hauling heavy freight trains adapted to the needs of the Polish market.

 

full text of the article: Li № 06 / June / 2014: pdf (7,66 Mb)

 

 

August / 2014

8. Diesel locomotives UKLIGHT

 

In January 2012 Beacon Rail Leasing placed an order worth around 49 million EUR with Vossloh Espana for 15 diesels with electric transmission. Apart from the two prototypes, these are among the first members of the EUROLIGHT family to be built, and are to be branded UKLIGHT, since they are designed for the British loading gauge. Designated Class 68, they are to be leased by open access operator DRS (Direct Rail Services).

 

full text of the article: Li № 08 / August / 2014: pdf (6,47 Mb)

 

 

October / 2014

10. Gröna Tåget Trains

 

Gröna Tåget is a fast, electric tilting train that can not only maintain higher speeds than conventional trains on sections with curves, but also 300 km/h or more on dedicated high-speed lines.

 

full text of the article: Li № 10 / October / 2014: pdf (5,84 Mb)

 

 

November / 2014

11. H3 — the new locomotive platform for shunting and main line service

 

The Alstom locomotive platform for shunting and main line service, equipped with the highest environmental standard, enables operators new and extremely flexible concepts for total economic costs.

 

full text of the article: Li № 11 / November / 2014: pdf (7,95 Mb)