The single-system DRAGON is the first traction vehicle of the six axle locomotives family, specially tailored for the Polish market. Dragon is a powerful, safe, attractively-priced and economical locomotive, fully-equipped and characterised by highly reliable operation.
DRAGON’s main advantage is a very high tractive force of the value of 374 kN which, in connection with the locomotive weight of 119 t, a modern anti-skid system and an individual drive per each axle, allows it to drive freight trains of the weight up to 4500t. The axle load below 20t combined with a specially designed suspension result in the fact that DRAGON is perfectly adapted to difficult operating conditions and proves to work effectively on Polish railway tracks.
The loco’s drive is made up of asynchronous traction motors driven by IGTB-based traction inverters. The locomotive has a modular construction which allows for tailoring technical parameters to individual clients’ needs e.g., increasing the maximum tractive effort to 450 kN (MAX LOAD option), adapting the locomotive to 25kV Ac voltage or installing an additional Diesel engine (DUAL POWER option).
Locomotive design ensures driver’s safety and enhanced working conditions by providing ergonomical cab and control panel layout, a double function air conditioning system, as well as a system of cameras, a safety cage and an anti-climbing structure protecting train operators in the case of a collision.
Dragon is equipped with a micro-processor system of control, allowing to adapt the loco’s operating mode to changing conditions, an on-board diagnostics system with full visual information and a data registration module which facilitates locating or predicting possible damages as well as with an anti-skid system.
The implemented production system and the high quality standards of Newag Gliwice S.A. (former ZNLE), confirmed by such certificates as e.g., International Railway Industry Standard IRIS (manufacturing, design, development and maintenance activity for the locomotives) and PN-EN ISO 9001:2009 guarantee the highest European quality of DRAGON locomotive.
|Supply voltage||DC 3 kV||AC 15 kV 16 2/3 Hz|
AC 25 kV 50 Hz
|DC 3 kV|
AC 15 kV 16 2/3 Hz
AC 25 kV 50 Hz
|Continuous power||5 MW||5 MW||5 MW||2,3 MW|
|Maximum speed||120 km/h||120 km/h||120 km/h||120 km/h|
|Starting tractive effort||374 kN, 450 kN z opcją MaxLoad||374 kN, 450 kN z opcją MaxLoad||374 kN, 450 kN z opcją MaxLoad||370kN|
|Track width||1435 mm||1435 mm||1435 mm||1435 mm|
|Service weight||119 t||119 t||119 t||119 t|
|Nominal wheel tread diameter||1 250 mm||1 250 mm||1 250 mm||1 250 mm|
|Loco length with buffers||20 330 mm||20 330 mm||20 330 mm||20 330 mm|
|Clearance guague||UIC 505–1||UIC 505–1||UIC 505–1||UIC 505–1|