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207E Edgar - a standard gauge heavy freight electric locomotive, which is a deep modernization of the Soviet M62 diesel locomotive (PKP code: ST44).
The first plans to build type 207E locomotives were made in 2015 when the management board of Rail Polska decided to design and produce at least twenty electric locomotives for its own transport needs in order to replace the rented Škoda 59E and 183 series locomotives, but also for its own needs for offering for rent to other freight carriers. The basic assumption of the project was to develop an electric locomotive with a power of 2,800 kW intended for freight traffic using the M62 locomotive frame.
It was not the first time that the M62 was converted into an electric locomotive. Already at the turn of the 1990s and 2000s, the Korean State Railways carried out a similar modernization of several of its locomotives of this type. (Wikipedia)