Author: Maxime Bonnier

[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 […]

[ES] First Euro 4000 diesels for Alpha Trains / Medway out-shopped

In 2015, Medway Logistics announced that it had invested in four new Euro 4000 diesel locomotives with deliveries planned for 2017. Ordered for operations between Spain and Portugal, the locomotives are intended […]

[DE] DB 245: +9 ordered, fuel tank mods for Sylt 245s

In 2011, DB announced a framework agreement with Bombardier for the delivery of 200 TRAXX Multi Engine diesel locomotives. A first call-off order was placed directly, comprising of 20 locos […]

[DE] DB Fahrzeug-instandhaltung Dessau workshop expanded

Deutsche Bahn has inaugurated its expanded locomotive workshop in Dessau, which now enables DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung to test multisystem locomotives; a long-desired, but also long-required feature to effectively compete in the […]

[UK] Stadler UK Dual commences dynamic trials, more locos delivered

In late May, Stadler Rail Valencia and Direct Rail Services commenced the first dynamic tests with one of ten UK Dual locomotives ordered by the British rail freight operator. Additionally, the […]

[AT] Second attempt: ÖBB tenders for used diesel locomotives [updated]

Update: In February ÖBB issued 19 separate tenders for the acquisition of used Siemens EuroRunner locomotives, but without success. The tender was divided into 19 separate trenches, enabling ÖBB to source the locomotives […]

[US] First Amtrak Cascades Chargers rolled out

Soon to star on Amtrak Cascades passenger trains between in the northwest of the United States, the first two Charger locomotives for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have […]

[PL] Newag: 2x 15D with bio-based paint for ENEA

In the second half of 2016, Newag delivered two 15D diesel locomotives to ENEA S.A.. Rebuilt from old TEM2 diesels, the designated 15D-031 and 15D-032 were coated with a special paint based […]