Author: Railcolor Headquarters

[SE] Six-axle efficiency: Green Cargo purchases Trans Montana locomotives

A new foreign adventure for Softronic from Romania. The manufacturer of six-axle electrics based in Craiova has received an order from Sweden. It has signed a contract with railfreight operator […]

[DE] Stadler and Solaris: Second batch of Tramino trams for Braunschweig

For the second time, the German city of Braunschweig has ordered Tramino trams. But this time the order is placed via Stadler Rail. The Swiss manufacturer has won the European […]

[IT] First Pendolino ‘Evo’ for ntv released from work

On 27.06.2017, the first Pendolino ‘Evo’ for open access operator ntv left the Alstom factory perimeters at Savigliano (IT). Ferrovie.it reports that a first test run has already been completed on […]

[CH] 10 years Lötschberg base tunnel: A new livery for BLS 465 001

This is the new livery of BLS 465 001. It commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Lötschberg base tunnel (LBT) with the slogan “Mehr DurchZug / Plus d’enTrain”. The locomotive […]

[EU] ELL orders 8 extra Vectron locomotives for Ceské Dráhy contract

European Locomotive Leasing (ELL), a provider of full-service leasing of electric locomotives, has ordered an additional eight Vectron locomotives from Siemens. ELL is currently the biggest Vectron customer (Railcolor: 108 […]

[EU] Lost track of TRAXX? Here is a model to understand the Bombardier locomotive family

For all those who lost track of all the different TRAXX locomotive types, we made a new overview, visual, colorful; This is the new TRAXX family three: 🙂 And this […]

[FR] Bombardier: 83 additional Regio2N double-deck trains for Île-de-France

Bombardier Transportation has received an order for 83 Regio 2N train sets from the French National Railway Corporation, Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF) on behalf of the […]

[UK] The mock-up is ready: Stadler FLIRT for GreaterAnglia

A mock-up of one of Greater Anglia’s new trains has been set up at the company’s Norwich depot for selected groups of staff, customers and stakeholders to see the proposed […]

[UK] FirstGroup and MTR acquire Aventra EMUs for South Western rail franchise

Bombardier has signed a contract with FirstGroup and MTR to supply and maintain 750 Aventra cars, for operation on the South Western franchise in the United Kingdom. This is the […]

[IT] Official presentation: Hybrid FLIRT for Valle d’Aosta

On 15.06.2017, Stadler presented the first bimodal FLIRT at Bussnang (CH). The train is destined for the Valle d’Aosta region. Stadler presented the very first FLIRT with bimodal drive system […]

[DE] BaWü Netz 6b: DB Regio with Mireo

For the second time, Siemens is selling Mireo trains to Baden-Württemberg (and Hessen and Rheinland-Pfalz). Earlier this year Ministerium für Verkehr Baden-Württemberg published the news that operator DB Regio won the concession […]

[FI] The design of the ‘Raide-Jokeri’ tram revealed

Škoda Transportation is developing ForCity Artic trams for use on the “Raide-Jokeri“ line, connecting Helsinki with the city of Espoo. The first prototype should be ready in 2018 or 2019. Now […]

[PL] Zachodniopomorskie receives first Impuls trains; golden Impuls with ETCS2

In September 2016, Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship (a.k.a. West-Pomeria) placed an order with Newag for seventeen Impuls EMUs. On 29.05.2017 the first three trains arrived at Szcze­cin main station for the offical […]

[ES/PT] Stadler officially hands over six new Euro4000 locomotives to Alpha Trains

On 31st May 2017, six new Euro4000 locomotives were delivered by Stadler to Alpha Trains. Four of them will be operated under a long-term leasing agreement by Medway. The acquisition […]

[EU] Hupac orders eight multisystem Vectron locomotives

The Swiss intermodal transport company Hupac has ordered eight Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens. The multisystem locomotives will serve on the Rhine – Alpine Corridor (DACHINL). Deliveries will begin in the early […]

[CH] The new ‘Mandarinli’; building a wooden mock-up

At Stadler Rail in Bussnang, a wooden model of a new generation of S-Bahn trains for Regional Verkehr Bern-Solothurn (RBS) is currently being built. From 2018, the new “Mandarinli” (or […]

[PT] First Euro4000 in the color scheme of Medway Logistics

Fresh railcolor from Spain this time. What you see is the first Euro4000 diesel locomotive in the livery of Medway Logistics, the new name of CP Carga. This Portuguese freight […]

[PL] The first Griffin last mile-locomotive for Lotos Kolej outshopped

This is the E4DCUd-001, the first Griffin locomotive for Lotos Kolej. The oil company has ordered five such 4-axle locomotives, to be leased from Newag, to be delivered this year. […]

[CH] Stadler Bussnang tour: previewing the Syntus FLIRT trains

This December, FLIRT trains will be introduced on the lines Zwolle-Kampen and Zwolle-Enschede in the Netherlands. Keolis subsidiary Syntus, beating rivalling offers from Dutch railways and Arriva, will take over […]

[CH] Ready, set, action: the SBB EC250 ‘Giruno’ roll-out!

On 18.05.2017, Stadler Rail presented the new Gotthard Tunnel train for the Swiss railways (SBB). As part of a festive ceremony, attended by Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation, […]

[CH] Railcolor Design presents the new Vectron design for SBB Cargo International

This is it, this is the new livery for the SBB Cargo International Vectron locomotive. It is a huge honor for us that we were given the chance to create […]

[US] Caltrain is asking: What color scheme do you like most?

Californian passenger operator Caltrain plans to purchase electric KISS trains from Stadler Rail. These will replace diesel-loco hauled trains. The new rolling stock will enter service after the Peninsula Corridor is […]

[EU] +1: Stadler Rail presents the Euro4001 diesel-electric locomotive

During the Transport & Logistic exhibition last week we stumbled upon a new member of Stadler Rail’s locomotive platform: the ‘Euro4001’. It is the ‘diesel-only’ version of Stadler’s new locomotive […]

[DE] RRX intermediate coaches arrive at Wegberg-Wildenrath

These images show you the arrival of two intermediate cars for a Desiro High Capacity (HC) train that Siemens is currently building for the Ruhr area – see Rhein-Ruhr-Express (RRX). […]

[IL] In Israel, the Twindexx fleet is growing and growing and growing…

In 1999, Bombardier was awarded its first contract for the delivery of double-deck coaches to the railways of Israel (ISR). Between 2001 and 2006 over one hundred coaches were built […]

[DE] Pretty in blue: Bombardier hands over first TRAXX locomotive to Rhenus Group

This morning, Bombardier officially presented the first of three TRAXX multi-system electric locomotives for the Rhenus Group. During a small ceremony at the transport & logistic fair in Munich, the […]

[EU] T&L 2017: Bombardier launches the new TRAXX DC3 and MS3 locomotives

Bombardier Transportation presented its new product platform for the locomotive sector at the Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich today. Alongside the Bombardier TRAXX AC3 locomotive (series 187/487), which is […]

[DE] Comeback of the classic Rheingold livery

In late April, a locomotive livery phantasy became reality. On 27.04.2017 the German model train dealer association ‘Wilde13+’ presented a DB 101 series locomotive in a classic ‘Rheingold’ livery. Locomotive 101 112 now […]

[CZ] ELL will hire Vectron locomotives to ČD for EC trains Prague – Berlin – Hamburg

zpravy.e15.cz reports: The quest of the Czech railways (ČD) for multi system electric locomotives to pull its Prague – Berlin – Hamburg EuroCity trains has come to a conclusion. In […]

[CH] BLS to order 58 FLIRT trains for regional and S-Bahn services

Swiss railoperator BLS is in the process of placing the largest rolling stock order in its history. The company has decided to award Stadler Rail with the contract for the […]

[PL] IPS Tabor and Pesa present: the first 19D modernization locomotive

Polish rail vehicle institute IPS Tabor has been working on the development of a modernized version of the Polish type SM48 diesel locomotive. The project is jointly performed with PESA […]

[CZ] ČD Cargo decides to buy three additional Vectron locomotives

On 25.04.2017. the supervisory board of ČD Cargo approved the purchase of an additional three Vectron locomotives from Siemens. It means ČD Cargo will exercise an option included in the […]

[BE] The first Lineas locomotives are ready to go! [updated]

On 03.05.2017, railfreight operator Lineas, formerly known as B Logistics, presented its first locomotive sporting its new Lineas logos and colors. After a festive roll-out at Antwerp, Railpool > Lineas 186 293 […]