This is ‘La Locomotiva 494 505’. It is the second representative of Bombardier’s new TRAXX DC3 locomotive platform. In February we already recorded a silver/black locomotive with number 494 040.
The ‘505’ has a Last Mile diesel module installed, so it can be used for shunting services and running on short track sections without overhead wires.
The livery of the 505 resembles that of the locomotive presented during the announcement of the Mercitalia deal back in December 2017. However the green and white line on the sides is new, giving the locomotive a little ‘Italian touch’. Next to that, the ‘La Locomotiva’ has been re-applied in a different font.
In social media:
Arrivederci! Today the first #TRAXX DC3 Last Mile equipped locomotive (series E494) left #Italy for dynamic testing on the Velim test ring in the Czech Republic. It’s an important step towards homologation and our Vado Ligure team applied a special livery for the occasion. pic.twitter.com/aOW0LjE6pD
— BombardierRail (@BombardierRail) March 21, 2018