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. […]
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.
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 […]
Astra Vagoane Călători is taking up the challenge. During the past year, the rolling stock manufacturer from Romania has refurbished passenger coaches to start its own overnight train service: the […]
It has been rumored for some time, but it is materializing now: DB Cargo (Germany) is selling-of its oldest electrics. The deal includes around 200 machines of the 151 and 155 series. […]
During the last couple of months, we have set up a facebook fan group for ‘oldskool’ locomotives in fresh new liveries. This results in more visibility for locomotives such as […]
The new PKP IC management team, appointed in march 2016, has developed a new roadmap for the purchase of modern rolling stock. The operator wants to spend over one billion zlotys […]