Published: 22-11-2017 photo #27671 0 comments 0 votes
PKP Class ST43 2000 hp (1544 Kw) diesel-electric Co-Co heavy freight locomotive from Romania, photographed on 3 October 2015 at Leszno, Poland. 422 of these were produced by Electroputere between 1965 and 1978 and exported to Poland. They were mainly employed in transport on south-north lines, especially from the Silesian coal mines to Szczecin and Świnoujście harbours. Lack of experience in building such locomotives, due to Poland being extensively damaged and destroyed in WW2, led to the first ones being bought from Romania.
No. 195 seen here was allocated to Szczecin.