News Archive

[CH] This is the first Vectron for railCare

It is a unique story; A retailer/wholesaler founding its own rail freight operator, setting up its own unaccompanied combined transport (UCT, ‘unbegleiteten kombinierten Verkehr’) network and investing in its own […]

[DE] Alstom and Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland present the Coradia Lint for Saxony-Anhalt (DISA)

On 22.11.2017 Alstom and Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland jointly presented the new Coradia Lint trains for the diesel network Saxony-Anhalt (Dieselnetz Sachsen-Anhalt or DISA). As of December 2018, 54 2-car DMUs […]

Railcolor Analysis: The ELL lease locomotive fleet

European Locomotive Leasing (ELL) is a full‐service locomotive leasing company, offering solutions to freight and passenger operators throughout Continental Europe. ELL is based in Austria and supported by KKR, a […]

[DE] First Siemens RRX train released onto the German rail network [updated]

It has started; As of 20.11.2017 Siemens is performing dynamic tests with the Desiro HC EMU for RRX on the German rail network. Unit no. 462 005 is the first […]

[CZ] The real thing: ELL > ČD Vectron in Eurocity livery [updatedx2 -video]

Updated: Česke Drahy, the Czech national railways, has started using Vectron locomotives hired from ELL. Before they are put into service, the multi system electrics receive a new livery. On […]

[DE] First Vectron locomotive in InRail design released

Until now, you had to work with Railcolor photoshop impressions, but now we show you the first real Vectron locomotive with InRail’s corporate colours. This is Siemens 193 847 that […]

[NL] Stadler launches new WINK product line – Arriva becomes first client

Arriva Netherlands has placed an order with Stadler for 18 two-car units of the new WINK model. The WINK is a two-car multiple unit train for secondary lines with lower […]

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (46/17)

Welcome. Every Tuesday 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 have […]

[DE] The new S-Bahn; First vehicle body arrives in Berlin – assembly started [updated]

Arrival of the first painted bodies 16.10.2017: The new S-Bahn for Berlin and Brandenburg is taking shape. The first red-yellow painted car body of the future vehicle generation has arrived […]

[IE] LUAS Cross City: Alstom’s Citadis trams arrive in Dublin

Seven 55-metre trams, purchased for €35 million by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), will run on the extension of the Dublin tram network as part of the LUAS Cross City transport […]

[UK] Abellio in the UK: A £3 billion new trains overview – Part 1 Scotrail

“(..) which means we are now overseeing ₤3 billion of investment into 1.700 new carriages across all our franchises.” It was this quote from Dominic Booth, Managing Director of Abellio […]

[PL] This is the Newag Impuls for Polregio

Polregio is a relatively new name in Poland. It was introduced in 2015 after the restructuring of Przewozy Regionalne, the former daughter company (until 2008) of the Polish railways responsible […]

[AT] ÖBB: CityJet, CityJet, Desiro and Talent as CityJet [updated]

Today the Austrian railways (ÖBB Personenverkehr) presented its refreshed Desiro and Talent regional trains at Wien Westbahnhof. Together with a Desiro ML EMU both train types were on display. To […]

[DE] Loco Buggies used to bring damaged TX Logistik 185 538 to Kassel [updated]

On 15.11.2017, RailAdventure 139 558 took TX Logistik electric locomotive no. 185 538 from Bremen to Kassel. Clearly the locomotive is damaged – check the subtle ‘wrinkles’ at the bottom […]

After watching this video you want to ride the Trans-Siberia and Trans-Mongolia express

J.J. Guillermo, a director from Spain took a train trip. He took the Trans Siberian, one of the worlds most iconic train trips you can make. He made a wonderful, […]

[CH] SBB RABe 503 022 in special livery for new Frankfurt a/M – Milan direct service

Swiss EMU no. 503 022 now has extra stickers promoting the new EuroCity-Express (ECE) service Frankfurt a/M – Milan, starting on 10.12.2017. The unit has stickers showing silhouettes of famous […]

[LU] Vossloh starts production of DE18 locomotives for CFL Cargo [updatedx2]

This morning, a new Vossloh DE 18 locomotive completed its maiden run. It is painted red and light grey and sports the logos of CFL Cargo. In December 2015, the […]

[PL] The new Elf 2 trains for the Podkarpackie region [updated]

Pesa is currently delivering seven ELF 2 type EMUs to Podkarpackie. The Polish region is the second customer to order ELF 2 trains after Koleje Śląskie. The picture and the […]

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (45/17)

Welcome. Every Tuesday (in stead of Monday now) we bring you the latest news on new electric locomotives being built in Europe. New liveries and remarkable operator changes are also mentioned. […]

[DE] Competition for Alstom’s iLint: Ballard and Siemens sign development agreement for fuel cell Mireo

Ballard Power Systems today announced that it has signed a development agreement with Siemens for the development of a zero-emission fuel cell engine to power Siemens’ Mireo light rail train. […]

[DE] Video: First test run with DB 490 series S-Bahn EMU in Hamburg with journalists

The new commuter train class 490 for the city of Hamburg was presented to media representatives during a test run on November 9th, 2017. A video: ET490 for the S-Bahn […]

[HU] 435 501 and 435 502; first new FLIRTs for GySEV arrive in Hungary

At the end of September Stadler Rail presented the first new FLIRT EMUs for Austro-Hungarian passenger operator GySEV, by exhibiting unit 435 501 at the TRAKO exhibition in Gdansk in […]

[SE] Hector Rail: ‘Stephenson’ and ‘Werner’ arrive in Sweden

Two new stars have born and their names are ‘Stephenson’ and ‘Werner’. Those are the names for the two newest Hector Rail locomotives, that were released from work by Siemens […]

[CZ] České dráhy: Locomotive 380 017 ‘Kometa Expres’ [updated]

On 22.12.2017 the special blue-and-white ‘Kometa Express’ will depart from Brno (CZ). That day, locomotive 380 017 will bring the Kometa ice hockey team to Prague, together with many of their […]

[BG] In the picture: A new train for the PIMK Rail Vectron in Bulgaria

Since the beginning of the week, PIMK Rail has started operating a new cargo service between the cities of Burgas and Stara Zagora in Bulgaria. The load – cast iron […]

[SE] Siemens outshops first new Vectron locomotives for Hector Rail

Hector Rail is growing, and is in need of new locomotives. The operator originally from Sweden has 20 Vectron locomotives on order from Siemens. In December 2016, Siemens already delivered […]

[DE] DB Cargo 185 401 ‘Das ist grün’

The first main overhaul on 185 401 is completed. The locomotive of DB Cargo, delivered in 2009, got its revision in Magdeburg-Rothensee. On 08.11.2017, the locomotive was seen during a trial […]

[DE] RDC Autozug Sylt opts for Vectron DE [updated]

In a press statement, RDC Autozug Sylt announces the acquisition of Vectron DE locomotives for its car shuttle services between Niebüll and Westerland (Sylt). With the new locomotives, the company […]

[DE] Fuel cell trains are coming: LNVG orders 14 Coradia iLint trains [videos added]

For the first time worldwide, fuel cell trains replace diesel trains in regional passenger service Alstom builds 14 Coradia iLint trains in Salzgitter for LNVG  Contract signing today in Wolfsburg […]

[NL] Northern Netherlands: Arriva announces plan for partial electrification and battery trains

OV Magazine reports: Today, Arriva in the Netherlands published new information about its fleet renewal plan on the northern lines in the Groningen and Friesland provinces. Earlier this year the […]

[DE] DB Regio and BEG present “Ideenzug 2017” – innovative ideas for regional trains

The regional train of the future, what could it look like? The Südostbayernbahn (SOB), d.lab, DB Regio, the Bayerischen Eisenbahngesellschaft (BEG) and design studio Neomind decided to create a vision […]

[PL] The chaotic tender procedure of PKP IC; Newag has the best chance to deliver new electric locomotives

The Polish railways want new electric locomotives, 20 to be more precise, to be used for domestic intercity services. But the tender process was a chaos, like PKP IC’s locomotive […]