The Newag E4MSU 'Griffin' was an INNOTRANS 2012 highlight.
On September 18th, 2012, we could finally see the final result of Newag's efforts to enter the market for multi-system (electric) platform locomotives; The Griffin. What we saw is shiny, black, grey and metallic green locomotive with configuration E4MSU (meaning: Electric, 4-axle, multi-system, universale). In the week before the fair, the locomotive from Poland to Berlin, totally wrapped in plastic.
One day before the fair we could also check the locomotive in real life for the first time, and especially its painting is memorable. It is not exactly what the artist impression promised us (there are always design changes in a process), it is better! The green is mesmerizing, the silver side are shiny, the prints are matte.