Published: 12-11-2017 photo #27603 0 comments 0 votes
Class EN57-857ra railbus seen at a station between Wolsztyn and Zbaszynek on 2 October 2015. 1,412 of these were built by Pafawag at Wroclaw, Poland, between 1961 and 1993. This is believed to be the longest period of production in the world for EMUs, and several different versions were made, for example the earliest had corrugated sides. Subsequently, classes EN71, ED72 and ED73 were all based on the class EN57.
They have operated in Poland, Yugoslavia, Croatia and Slovenia.
E = Electric traction, N = suitable for both high and low platforms. 57 is within the range 51-64, signifying a normally 3-car set, operating at 3 kV DC; ra indicates a trailer car with a driver’s cab.