[IT] From Poland to Italy: The first Vectron DC electrics for MRCE

Today we show you the latest additions to the fleet of MRCE: this are the redesignated 191 021 and 022. These two locomotives are not new, they were built in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Previously they have been used as demonstrators for the Polish market.




Over the past months Siemens has been retrofitting both electrics, now they are equipped for certification in Italy. Based on their year of construction we can state:

In 2017 MRCE placed a new order with Siemens for 20 Vectron DC locomotives for the Italian domestic market, plus ten multi system machines for the north south corridor.

MRCE 191 021 and 022 on 13.02.2018 – Photo: Tobias Schmidt
MRCE 191 021 and 022 on 13.02.2018 – Photo: Tobias Schmidt
SBB Re6/6 620 027 with MRCE 191 021 and 022 on 13.02.2018 – Photo: Steffen Troendle
MRCE 191 021 and 022 on 13.02.2018 – Photo: Steffen Troendle
MRCE 191 022 – Photo: Steffen Troendle