Today Siemens has released the first Vectron locomotives for lease company Alpha Trains from its work in Munich. The designated 193 550 pulled the identical 193 551 and the black X4E-645, 643 and 644 for MRCE to Brennero. Although for different customers, all five Siemens multi system electrics have the same country specific package: Germany + Austria + Italy.
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Currently the full certification of the Vectron MS for Italy is showing progress. ANSF, in charge of the homologation of railway vehicles in Italy, recently gave green light for MRCE’s X4E-640, so we expect more to follow soon.
The 193 550 and 551 have the current Alpha Trains livery in lime green and silver. Both machines will soon be operated by railfreight company TX Logistik. To express the cooperation between lease company and its customer, both machines got additional stickers with the slogan ‘Zwei Pole mit Enormer Zugkraft’ (= Two poles with huge tractive power).
Alpha Trains Luxembourg S.à.r.l. and Siemens signed a deal for six Vectron locomotives on 12.04.2016. The designated 193 550-555 are to be delivered in 2017. There is an option for four more locomotives. The contract also covers full service and maintenance of the locomotives.
Learn more about the Alpha Trains locomotives on Railcolor.net