[CH] New Vectrons for railCare: Tessin and Waadt [updated]

Over the weekend, Siemens has released Vectron no.2 and 3 for railCare from Switzerland. Full data on these locomotives:

  • Siemens 22291 = railCare 91 85 4476 452-8 CH-RLC – Name: ‘Tessin’
  • Siemens 22292 = railCare 91 85 4476 453-6 CH-RLC – Name: ‘Waadt’

The machines ran together from Munich to Basel and were parked in Basel on 21.01.2018 – The next day they were transferred into Switzerland.




railCare 476 452 and 453 parked under the Donnersbergerbrücke in Munich on 21.01.2018 – Photo: Heinrich Prochazka
railCare 476 452 and 453 in Müllheim on 21.01.2018 – Photo: Tobias Schmidt‎
railCare 476 452 and 453 in Basel on 21.01.2018 – Photo: Steffen Troendle‎

Update 24.01.2018: 
We bring you details on these two new locomotives. Both were officially approved for delivery on 01.11.2017. Both have the Siemens ‘Diesel Power Module’ on board, with a diesel engine from Steyr Motors. On 23.01.2017, the 453 completed its ‘maiden service’. Enjoy:

Four more to go. railCare in the Railcolor.net database.

railCare Vectrons have a UniCredit logo – Photo: Tristan Alexander Zielinski
476 453’s ‘number plate’ with the coat of arms of the Kanton of Waadt/Vaud – Photo: Tristan Alexander Zielinski
476 452’s ‘number plate’ with the coat of arms of the Kanton of Tessin/Ticino – Photo: Tristan Alexander Zielinski
The very first revenue service with 476 453 – Brig – Photo: Dominic Wyss