[IT] InnoTrans 2018: RTC orders EffiShunter 1000

During InnoTrans 2018 CZ LOKO and the Italian rail operator Rail Traction Company (RTC) signed a contract for the delivery of two Effishunter 1000 locomotives, with an option for two more. Type-wise, these are the same locomotives as those purchased by the Italian company Mercitalia Shunting & Terminal.

Its modern concept according to the latest TSI standards reduces fuel consumption, operational and maintenance costs, emissions and noise. The delivery will take place in the second half of 2019.

RTC, specializing in freight transport mainly via the Brenner Pass, will use them for main line service as well as shunting duties.

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An EffiShunter 1000 for Mercitalia during InnoTrans 2018 – Author: Konstantin Planinski