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[NL] CAF ‘Sprinter’ trains arrive in the Netherlands – testing commences [updated]

This month, the first ‘Sprinter Nieuwe Generatie’ EMUs have arrived in the Netherlands. Unit no. 2701 and 2703 (both 4-car) and 2301 (3-car) were transported from the VUZ Velim test […]

[US] Visiting Siemens in the USA part 1: The Charger diesel locomotive

 In a time of car-congested cities, air pollution and climate change, the United States is slowly re-discovering rail transport as a modern, comfortable and efficient way of travelling. With the […]

[AT] ÖBB Technische Services: Open door day at the workshops of Linz

On Saturday 23.09.2017, everybody who was interested could visit the Linz workshops of ÖBB Technische Services. This company, part of the Austrian railways (49% ÖBB-Personenverkehr and 51% Rail Cargo Austria) focuses on […]

[NL] First 3-car multisystem FLIRT for Arriva arrives in the Netherlands

Above you see the first 3-car and the first multisystem FLIRT for Arriva in Limburg. It arrived, coming from Poland, in the Netherlands on 19.09.2017 via Venlo. The designated ‘550’ […]

[DE] The DE 501: The first DE 18 for RheinCargo

Like already mentioned in the weekly locomotive news, RheinCargo is continuously modernizing its fleet. The German freight operator now has acquired its fist Vossloh DE 18 diesel-electric midcab locomotive; this […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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] 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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[DE] Flixbus and Leo Express bring Locomore train services back on track

FlixBus and LeoExpress make it possible: the resurrection of Locomore. This German start-up company introduced a privately operated, long-distance train service in December 2016, but had to file for insolvency […]

[EU] First you FLIRT, than you KISS, what follows is a SMILE

Stadler has found a name for its new family of high-speed trains in a competition at the Open Day: SMILE. The world’s first standard low-floor high-speed train, which ran under […]

[DE] Keolis receives first multi-system FLIRT for Teutoburger Wald-Netzes [updated]

By taking over the Teutoburger Wald-Netz (TWN) on 10 December 2017, Keolis will use new FLIRT multi-system electric trains on line RB 61 between Bielefeld and Hengelo. Keolis received the […]

[UK] #Donnystar and #Brumstar: Two Eurostar powercars for education

With the support of Alstom and Eurostar, two Eurostar power cars are donated to the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR). The college has two campuses, one in Doncaster […]