Carriages for transporting soldiers, modern trainsets and a prototype of a hydrogen shunting locomotive – these are examples of rolling stock that could be recently seen in Gdańsk at the Trako railway fair. Subway carriages, rail buses and locomotives produced in Poland for a long time can be found on the tracks also abroad. The history of rolling stock production in Poland is over 100 years old.
During this year’s Trako 2021 railway fair in Gdańsk, one of the most important premieres was the presentation of the prototype of the SM42-6Dn shunting locomotive powered by hydrogen. Its manufacturer, Pesa Bydgoszcz, emphasizes that it is the second such vehicle in the world.
“This locomotive is the beginning of the road to Polish passenger hydrogen-powered rail vehicles and another step on the way to the goal of a safe, comfortable and ecological Polish railway. Congratulations and I keep my fingers crossed for the success of the project” – said the Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk proudly during the presentation.