[DE] New batch, new number series; Akiem 187 500 is out

A new TRAXX AC3 locomotive for lease company Akiem is ready-to-go: 187 500. The silver locomotive was first seen on 14.07.2017 at Kassel. It seems to be a ‘simple’ locomotive equipped for Germany only, and not Last mile-diesel module installed. 

The 5xx range is a new number series for this type of locomotive. It is also the first new AC3 locomotive for Akiem since the delivery of 187 011-014 in January-February 2016. Akiem and Bombardier signed a framework agreement for more TRAXX AC3 and MS2e locomotives in June 2016. Update:

Update 16.07.2017: The machine was taken to the VUZ Velim test center during the weekend.

Check out the other TRAXX AC3 locomotives of Akiem on Railcolor.net

Kassel Rangierbahnhof 14.07.2017 – Photo: Christian Klotz
Kassel Rangierbahnhof 14.07.2017 – Photo: Christian Klotz

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