The Prima II concept – presented in 2008 – was Alstom’s answer to Bombardier’s TRAXX multi-purpose pan-European locomotive platform – But it failed, Alstom was not able to find any European customer for the Prima II, and decided to change its strategy and find other markets for its locomotive products.
Two prototype locomotives were built however, and one of those – no. 47502 – is still on ‘rolling terms’. Pictures made on 22.04.2018 in Lerouville (FR) gave us inspiration to look back at the 10-year history of this project.
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