[FR] Vossloh DE18 for Millet out and about [edited/updatedx2]

On 10.04.2018 locomotive no. 98 87 4185 017-8 F-MISA in grey and blue made a test round from Vossloh’s new factory in Kiel-Suchsdorf. Four such locomotives will be delivered to French lease company Millet, and these will be operated by RegioRail.

Last month we were able to see all four machines under assembly at Vossloh’s. The new Millet DE18 is numbered following the separate number scheme for locomotives registered in France:

  • 3x Colas Rail = 92 87 4185 001-003
  • 2x Ferrotract = 92 87 4185 004-005 [edit]
  • 1x RDT 13 = 92 87 4185 006 [edit]
  • 10x Eiffage = 92 87 4185 007-016
  • 4x Millet = 92 87 4185 017-020

Edit 27.04.2018: Remarkable was that Millet locomotives no. 017 was first seen with numbers starting with ’98’ (= ‘diesel shunters’ / ‘Departmental diesel locomotives’, in stead of ‘diesel locomotives’.). Its check digit was false in combination with 98. When the 020 was seen for the first time, this locomotive had a correct number, being: 92 87 4185 020-2.

98 87 4185 017-8 F-MISA around kiel on 10.04.2018 – Photo: Berthold Hertzfeldt
98 87 4185 017-8 F-MISA around kiel on 10.04.2018 – Photo: Berthold Hertzfeldt

update 26.04.2018:

92 87 4185 020-2 on 26.04.2018 – Photo: Berthold Hertzfeldt
2x Millet > RegioRail ‘4185s’ under assembly – 09.03.2018