Newag

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Newag S.A.
joint-stock company
Industry Rail vehicle manufacturer
Founded 1876
Headquarters Nowy Sącz, Poland
Products electric locomotives
trams
Number of employees
1,550 (2014)
Website www.newag.pl
Multiple unit ED78
Diesel Locomotive 16D

Newag S.A. is a Polish company, based in Nowy Sącz, specialising in the production, maintenance, and modernisation of railway rolling stock. The company's products include the 14WE, 19WE, 35WE types electric multiple units; it has also developed the Nevelo tram.[1]

History[edit]

In 1876 the Royal Railway Workshop opened, serving a newly built Austrian railway line. After the First World War the establishment, renamed "1st Class Main Workshop" served Polish State Railways, employing some 1800 workers in 1922. In post-World War II communist Poland the workshop was nationalised and later became a separate, though still state-owned, enterprise officially called "Nowy Sacz Railway Stock Repairs Depot in Nowy Sacz, State Independent Enterprise" (Polish: Zakłady Naprawcze Taboru Kolejowego "Nowy Sącz" w Nowym Sączu, Przedsiębiorstwo Państwowe Wyodrębnione ), with a workforce of about 3,500 in 1952. The last steam locomotive was serviced in 1972.
After the fall of communism and the economic changes of 1989, the enterprise was transformed into a State Treasury Joint Stock Company, with the Polish state as the only shareholder. The company went through a period of financial turmoil around 2001 and its shares were acquired by a private domestic investor in 2003. The current name was adopted in 2005.

Current products[edit]

  • Nevelo - three-section low-floor tramcar, currently in service in Krákow
  • Impuls - Electric multiple unit for urban, suburban or regional services
  • Volcano - Diesel multiple unit, currently in service in Italy
  • Griffin - Four axle locomotive for express passenger and light-medium freight services
  • Dragon - Six-axle high-power locomotive for heavy freight services

Locomotives are available with both AC electric, DC electric and diesel-electric traction. The Dragon is also available with Last Mile Diesel

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Newag official website (German) (English) (Polish) (Russian)