News Archive

[UK] DRS tenders for 10 mixed-traffic diesel-electrics

Direct Rail Services has published a tender for the procurement of 10 mixed-traffic diesel-electric locomotives with maximum contract value of 53 million GBP, excluding VAT. The tender is a call […]

[PL] PGE tenders to have more 6D locomotives modernized

PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna opened a tender for modernization of four 6D diesel locomotives; SM42-2244, 2263, 2658 and 2659, which are in current use for maneuvers on the site […]

[DE] Video: BLS Cargo, TXL, EGP uvm. im Frankenwald

Frankenwaldbahn: Vom 05.05. bis zum 07.05.2017 war ich fleißig und war mehrere Stunden an der Frankenwaldbahn unterwegs. Auch in der Nacht fand ich Zeit für ein paar Aufnahmen. Der Güterverkehr […]

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (37/17)

Welcome. Every Monday we bring you the latest news on new electric locomotives being built in Europe. New liveries and remarkable operator changes are also mentioned. Enjoy! Oh, do you […]

[IT] Hitachi and Trenitalia invite consumers to test the Rock EMU

On Friday 15.09.2017, Hitachi Rail Italy and Trenitalia welcomed consumers to Pistoia, to show them the real scale mock-up of Trenitalia’s new Rock regional train, and to let them give […]

[AT] In the picture: Lokomotion 193 773 ‘Brennereisenbahn’

It is one of the eye-catchers of this moment; Lokomotion locomotive 193 773 and its new ‘Brennereisenbahn’ livery. This can not happen unnoticed, so we asked two photographers to send […]

[DE] Better late then never: NAH.SH and DB Regio present the Twindexx Vario EMU

In April 2012 sixteen double deck trains were ordered with Bombardier for Regionalexpress services in the far north of Germany. They were to be operated by DB Regio and would […]

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (36/17)

Welcome. Every Monday This Thursday we bring you the latest news on new electric locomotives being built in Europe. New liveries and remarkable operator changes are also mentioned. Enjoy! Oh, […]

[DE] Stadler receives order from Go-Ahead for 11 FLIRT trains for Netz 3a in Baden-Württemberg

Go-Ahead has commissioned Stadler with the delivery of 11 electric FLIRT trains for use on the 3a “Murrbahn” Network in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. The EMUs will be used on the […]

[NL] First CAF ‘Sprinter’ train has arrived in the Netherlands

Last night, the first CAF built EMU for the Dutch railways has arrived in the Netherlands. Unit no. 2703 arrived in a RailAdventure transport at Bad Bentheim border station. From […]

[EU] MRCE orders 30 Vectron locomotives – now 111 in total [updated]

• 10 Vectron MS and 20 Vectron DC • Option for 20 additional locomotives • MRCE fleet includes 111 Vectron locomotives Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE), a full-service locomotive leasing […]

[DE] First 422 series in VRR design; inside and outside

It is something to get used to: Verkehrsverbundes Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) that it is going to buy 48 EMUs from Deutsche Bahn. A remarkable development because a governmental body buying existing […]

[UK] Inside the Bombardier Aventra for Greater Anglia; Mock-up presented

Time for the next step. Last Monday Bombardier and Abellio presented a 1:1 scale mock-up of the interior of their new Aventra EMUs for the East Anglia franchise. A video: […]

[BE] Dutch colorbomb; Railfeeding takes refurbished Railtraxx locomotives to Belgium

In April 2017, Shunter at Rotterdam outshopped the first ex-NS 6400 series locomotive, painted in a new bright green livery. The designated 6484 was the first of four diesel midcab […]

[EU] After the Rastatt incident; Diesel locomotives helping out on Stuttgart – Tübingen – Horb

You must have read about it, about the current situation at Rastatt. During the construction of a tunnel under the very, very busy the Karlsruhe – Basel line, part of a […]

[UK] This is the first class 68 locomotive in the colors of TransPennine Express

First Group has released a first image of a class 68 diesel locomotive in ‘TransPennine Express’ livery. You see unit. 68021 ‘Tireless’ in the colors that First Group is using […]

[EU] New livery: Lokomotion 193 773 “150 years Brennereisenbahn”

Blue zebras, red ones, ivory coloured paint. Lokomotion Vectron locomotives were delivered with several different designs. But one machine stood out because it looked, well, naked, unfinished. Unit 193 773 did not […]

[PL] Take a look inside the new Pesa Elf 2 passenger train

Pesa is currently completing the dynamic testing phase of its new EMU platform, named Elf 2. Time to take a closer look, and get inside this new generation trains for regional […]

[AU] A report from down-under: AURIZON Coal at Gladstone

AURIZON owns and operates one of the world’s largest coal rail networks, linking approximately 50 mines with three major ports in Queensland and transports over 200 million tons of coal […]

[BE] Update: the production of M7 passenger trains for Belgium

29.05.2017: A big day for Bombardier in Belgium. The first M7 type coach for the Belgian railways is ready for painting: 05.09.2017: The first bodies are painted now, work on […]

[UK] Under construction: New CAF Civity UK for Eversholt > TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express (TPE) has shared an exclusive image of the first carriage from the second fleet of its brand new trains. The ultramodern trains will operate on routes across the […]

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (35/17)

Welcome. Every Monday we bring you the latest news on new electric locomotives being built in Europe. New liveries and remarkable operator changes are also mentioned. Enjoy! Do you have […]

[EU] Updatedx3: Alpha Trains and TX Logistik bring another four theme locomotives

Yes they did it again. Lease company Alpha Trains and operator TX Logistik have released three new ‘theme locomotives’, meaning two Vectron machines with a special wrapping. 193 556 now […]

[RU] Video: Stadler presents the Metelitsa for St.Petersburg

On 31.08.2017: Stadler presented the first Metelitsa tram in B85600M modification to an international audience of experts during the #EXPO1520 railway exhibition in Moscow. The tram is for the city […]

[CH] An update from Yverdon-les-Bains; SBB Re460 modernization speeds up

On 30.08.2017 we paid a visit to the SBB workshops at Yverdon-les-Bains in Switzerland. Here the Swiss railways work on revitalising their iconic Re460 electric locomotives and make them fit for […]

[FR] Over and out for the ‘Grosses bleues’; last day of service for SNCF CC 72000

Monday 28.08.2017, 8h31: The very last Intercity pulled by one of the mythical CC 72000 series locomotives arrives at Paris-Est station. Fifty year after they were put into service, the […]

[IL] AMAZING images of TRAXX and Twindexx being disembarked at Haifa

No it is not a caps lock problem. Capitals are required to describe the (drone) photos you are about to see. Erez Simon, Koby Zilberstein and Matan Zilberstein were there, in […]

[US] Amtrak: The Midwest welcomes the Charger locomotive

What is it about? The official presentation of the new Siemens Charger diesel locomotive for state-sponsored Amtrak trains in the Midwest. 33 units are on order, now the first locomotives have […]

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (34/17)

Welcome. Every Monday we bring you the latest news on new electric locomotives being built in Europe. New liveries and remarkable operator changes are also mentioned. Enjoy! Do you have […]

[DE] In the picture: recent RailAdventure transports

You may know them, or maybe you have made pictures of them; the RailAdventure transport trains. They are popular amongst many railway fans, because when you see a classic, two-tone […]

[ES] Stadler to deliver six CityLink tram/trains to FGV in Alicante

Stadler has signed a contract for the supply of six CityLink bimodal tram-trains for Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV). These tram-trains will be designed and produced entirely in Stadler’s […]

[EU] +20: Railpool orders more TRAXX MS locomotives for Transalp corridor

Bombardier and Railpool have signed an agreement for 20 extra Bombardier TRAXX MS locomotives. The new locomotives for Railpool will be equipped for service in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the […]

[DE] HKX takes a break; no trains from 04.10 until 09.12

Locomore is in the picture lately, but there is still that other private long-distance train operator in Germany: Hamburg-Köln-Express GmbH (HKX). This company now has announced that is will stop […]

[RO] CTV acquires Trans Montana locomotive from Softronic

A remarkable change of colors: Softronic Trans Montana locomotive no. 480 007 has lost its orange/grey/white livery and has been repainted in silver and blue. It sports the keeper marking […]