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 […]
Their number grows by the day. Classic electrics and diesels in new, happy liveries. This page brings pictures of former state railway locomotives, now having a new purpose: They haul commercial trains for open access operators. They are often repainted, in happy new liveries, or in retro color schemes.
Last week the locomotive was seen at the Velim test center, still covered with white plastic, but now we can see what is underneath; CZ Loko’s EffiLiner 3000, alias 365 […]
Its official name is ‘Alfa Pendular’ and it has a bright red-white-blue livery, but not for long anymore. Last year, the Portuguese railways (CP) announced the modernization if its flagship-train fleet and […]
A sunny day in Thessaloniki, Greece. These images show 5 of 6 EuroSprinter locomotives of the first batch that Siemens-KraussMaffei delivered to the Greek national railways (OSE) in 1997. Sometimes they are called […]
In 2009, PKP Cargo decided to withdraw their ET40 series locomotives, after 34 years of hauling heavy freight trains. In 2016, private operator Lokomotiv purchased five units, which are currently subjected to overhaul and repair […]
In 2014, technology group ABB from Switzerland won a 200 million dollar contract to supply new electrical systems for 36 ‘SJ 2000’ high-speed trains of SJ, Sweden’s state-owned rail operator. […]
One can discuss the fact if these machines are already ‘classic’, but if we mean ‘not new’ with classic, they are are right where they belong. It is time to […]