ST44 / M62 – private operators

 

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M62-0689 (689/1969), Orlen KolTrans, photographed in Zduńska Wola Karsznice on October 26, 2005...

 

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...the same locomotive, photographed in Bolesławiec on April 7, 2006

 

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...and again at the same location on October 22, 2008. On November 8, 2010, this locomotive was destroyed by fire following a crash in Białystok, to be written off shortly afterwards.

 

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Yet another picture of the ill-fated M62-0689, taken in Nowa Sól on February 4, 2009. Photo by Michał Korfel (from my collection).

 

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Tragic end of the M62-0689 in Białystok on November 8, 2010; photo from the accident report (available at www.dbpk.pl).

 

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M62-1186, Pol-Miedź Trans, photographed at the Rudna Gwizdanów station on November 25, 2005. This operator is a subsidiary of KGHM, a large copper mining and processing company.

 

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M62-1793, Pol-Miedź Trans, Lubin, December 21, 2005.

 

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Yet another ‘Gagarin’ from Pol-Miedź Trans: M62-1841, photographed at the Lubin Górniczy station on April 7, 2006.

 

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ST44-R002, CTL Rail, photographed at Zduńska Wola Karsznice on March 3, 2006.

 

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M62-1145, Rail Polska, photographed at the Lubin Górniczy station on June 8, 2006.

 

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M62-1764 and M62-2990, Rail Polska, double-heading a heavy coal train. Zduńska Wola Karsznice, August 18, 2006.

 

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M62-1318 (1616/1971), PCC Rail. This machine was used by Soviet railways SŽD and later Estonian railways EVT. Purchased in 2006, it was fitted with TEM2 trucks. Photo taken in Petrovice, Czech Republic, on October 20, 2006.

 

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This M62-1703 from the Orlen KolTrans fleet is hauling a draft of tank cars and the T448P-053. Photo taken at the Zduńska Wola Karsznice station on February 7, 2007.

 

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M62-0161 from the Pol-Miedź Trans fleet is a former DR machine (ex V200-027) and has been fitted with the 12ChN26/26 diesel engine; photo taken at the Lubin Górniczy station on April 26, 2007.

 

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Three ‘Gagarins’, each belonging to a different operator, photographed at the Zduńska Wola Karsznice station on March 16, 2008: M62-1754 (PCC Rail)...

 

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...M62-1261 (Rail Polska)...

 

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...and M62-1077 (Lotos Kolej).

 

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Another picture of M62-1754, taken in Karsznice on April 18, 2008.

 

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M62-0837 began its life as PKP ST44-110 in 1970. Sold to German ITL company in July 1999, it was re-numbered 120.004. In October 2004 it was sold to PCC Rail Coaltran and assigned its current number. Konstancin Jeziorna, June 15, 2008.

 

 

In May 2009 M62-0837 was sold to Sandomierz-based ZIK company; photo taken at their premises on June 2, 2019.

 

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 Another ‘Gagarin’ with a history. Ex-ČSD T679.1368, then 781 368-6 (Lugansk 1242/1971), initially intended for preservation as a heritage loco in Slovakia, was finally overhauled at the Zvolen railway stock repair works and leased to Lotos Kolej in September 2007. Designated M62-1242, it carries no operator’s logo. Photo taken at the Zduńska Wola Karsznice station on July 14, 2008.

 

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M62-1663 (Lugansk 1663/1972), PCC Rail, photographed at the Zduńska Wola Karsznice depot on August 13, 2008.

 

 

 

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Manufacturer’s plate of the M62-1663 has been retained.

 

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Another ‘Gagarin’ photographed on this occasion: M62-1199 from the Pol-Miedź Trans fleet.

 

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M62-1200, PCC Rail, Lubin Górniczy, September 18, 2008.

 

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A lineup of ‘Gagarins’, photographed at the PCC Rail depot in Sosnowiec Jęzor on March 5, 2009…

 

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… and five individual ‘portraits’: M62-1535…

 

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…M62-1754 (once again)…

 

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…M62-1239 (Lugansk 1359/1971)…

 

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…M62-1726…

 

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…and M62-1601 (Lugansk 2242/1975).

 

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ST44-1194, photographed at the same location on April 14, 2009.

 

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Pol-Miedź Trans again: M62-1208, Lubin Górniczy, July 6, 2009.

 

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M62-590, operated by Orlen KolTrans, is probably an ex-Hungarian (MÁV) locomotive. Photo taken near Warszawa Okęcie station on September 4, 2009.

 

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Another picture of the M62-590: Wrocław Psie Pole station, February 17, 2010.

 

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M62M-006, Rail Polska, photographed at the Turoszów station on December 15, 2009.

 

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This M62-1286 is owned by Hagans Logistic, based in Toruń. Photo taken in Zduńska Wola Karsznice on April 6, 2010.

 

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M62-2990, Rail Polska, Zduńska Wola Karsznice, July 12, 2010.

 

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M62-1841 from the Pol-Miedź Trans fleet, photographed at the Kłodawa station on September 20, 2010.

 

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M62-1208 from the same operator, Bolesławiec station, October 6, 2010.

 

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M62M-015, Rail Polska, rebuilt from M62-1764, photographed in Długołęka near Wrocław on September 9, 2011.

 

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Modernized M42M-009 and ‘old’ M62-2987, the same location and operator, November 17, 2011.

 

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Another locomotive from the Rail Polska fleet, but leased to Lotos Kolej: M62M-011, photographed at the Turoszów station on the next day.

 

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Back to Długołęka: M62M-005, photographed on November 19, 2011.

 

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Manufacturer’s plates on the M62M-005: this locomotive was rebuilt from the 35-years old M62-1596 in 2007 at the Rail Polska workshops.

 

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M62M-005 and M62M-006, photographed at the same location on February 29, 2012.

 

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Długołęka again: M62-1708, Rail Polska, July 25, 2012…

 

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…and again: M62M-019, the same operator, September 12, 2012.

 

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Pol-Miedź Trans after a long break: M62-1211, photographed at the PESA premises in Bydgoszcz on March 9, 2013.

 

 

M62-1843, operated by Ecco Rail and photographed in Siemianówka on October 24, 2015. This locomotive is ex-LEG V200.508, purchased by PHU Lokomotiv in 2008 and sold to Ecco Rail in 2012.

 

 

M62-2006, operated by Sandomierz-based ZIK engineering company, photographed at their premises on November 5, 2017. This locomotive is ex-ITL 120.001 and probably former PKP ST44-206, purchased by Lotos Kolej in 2006 and sold to ZIK three years later.

 

 

Another picture of this locomotive: the same location, July 11, 2021.

 

 

M62-7039 is owned by Orion Kolej and has been leased to ČD Cargo Poland; probably it was rebuilt from 2M62U-0338B. Photo taken near Warszawa Okęcie station on February 15, 2020.

 

 

Sandomierz again: M62-1663, operated by Captrain Polska. September 13, 2020.

 

 

Ex-Lithuanian M62-1179, operated by Orion Kolej as M62-1293. Śniadowo, August 22, 2021.

 

 

M62-282 (former PKP Cargo ST44-282), sold to Orlen KolTrans in September 2020. Photo taken at the Puławy Azoty station on January 30, 2022.