Siemens Vectron

[DE] First Vectron locomotive in InRail design released

Until now, you had to work with Railcolor photoshop impressions, but now we show you the first real Vectron locomotive with InRail’s corporate colours. This is Siemens 193 847 that […]

[CZ] The real thing: ELL > ČD Vectron in Eurocity livery

So, there you have it; ELL 193 295 in its new ČD Eurocity livery. It was seen tonight by Dalibor Palko in Prague with train EX 537 “Budvar” (Prague-holešovice – české […]

[AT] Siemens 193 844 in regular passenger service

Currently Siemens stock locomotive 193 844 (yep the one from Innotrans 2016) is being used in ÖBB passenger service between Linz and Passau (train numbers 5904-1779-5908-1783). The locomotive is running in push-pull […]

[SE] Hector Rail: ‘Stephenson’ and ‘Werner’ arrive in Sweden

Two new stars have born and their names are ‘Stephenson’ and ‘Werner’. Those are the names for the two newest Hector Rail locomotives, that were released from work by Siemens […]

[BG] In the picture: A new train for the PIMK Rail Vectron in Bulgaria

Since the beginning of the week, PIMK Rail has started operating a new cargo service between the cities of Burgas and Stara Zagora in Bulgaria. The load – cast iron […]

[SE] Siemens outshops first new Vectron locomotives for Hector Rail

Hector Rail is growing, and is in need of new locomotives. The operator originally from Sweden has 20 Vectron locomotives on order from Siemens. In December 2016, Siemens already delivered […]

[DE] RDC Autozug Sylt opts for Vectron DE [updated]

In a press statement, RDC Autozug Sylt announces the acquisition of Vectron DE locomotives for its car shuttle services between Niebüll and Westerland (Sylt). With the new locomotives, the company […]

[CZ] ČD presents the design for its Prague – Berlin – Hamburg Vectron locomotives

Yesterday we released our own impression, today we present to you the official design proposal. České dráhy (ČD) has released its preferred design for the ten Vectron locomotives it will […]

[CZ] Now for real: Unipetrol receives first Vectron and Bison locomotive

Unipetrol, the Czech Republic’s largest refining and petrochemical group, continues its planned investments. Its subsidiary Unipetrol Doprava, which is engaged in rail transport and transport of chemical products, has expanded […]

[CZ] Driver training not completed: Non-stop Prague – Berlin – Hamburg EC trains start later

This is the situation: The Czech railways (ČD) operate the Prague – Berlin – Hamburg Eurocity (EC) trains. At this moment, these trains have a 15 minute stop at Dresden, to […]

[FI] VR Vectron in first commercial cargo service

VR has ten Vectron delivered yet. Some are still in test services. Valtion Rautatiet (Finnish Railway) started a first customer service from Äänekoski, where Vectron in diesel operation can be […]

[CZ] 383 050 it is; This is the first Vectron locomotive for Unipetrol [updatedx2]

That is of course very useful; when you can use a new, yet certified locomotive for your rolling stock transport. Today, the white 383 050-2, soon to be delivered to Unipetrol […]

[IT] InRail orders three Vectron locomotives; DC, MS and DC with diesel engine

Updated on 12.10.2017: Ferrovie.info comes with an update on the InRail Vectron order we mentioned in July. Back then we stated InRail would receive DC electrics only, that has proven to be […]

[SK] Vectron locomotives for S Rail Lease? We have more details

In the Railcolor Weekly from 03.10.2017 (no. 39/17) we already mentioned the maiden run of a white ‘383 101-3’ with vehicle keeper marking SK-RAILL. Looking this up in the ERA […]

[NL] Vectron MS approved for the Netherlands – 193 262 in Rotterdam [updated]

After a period of extensive testing, Dutch safety authority ILT officially certified the Vectron MS for the Dutch railway network. This does not only enable the Vectron MS to reach […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[EU] New livery: Lokomotion 193 773 “150 years Brennereisenbahn”

Blue zebras, red ones, ivory coloured paint. Lokomotion Vectron locomotives were delivered with several different designs. But one machine stood out because it looked, well, naked, unfinished. Unit 193 773 did not […]

[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 […]

[CH] New stickers for BLS Cargo Vectrons no. 406 and 407

BLS Cargo is rolling out its new corporate identity (CI). A new version of its logo is gradually being introduced on rolling stock. Two abstract green mountains, in combination with […]

[DE] Siemens signs framework contract for 100 locomotives with Deutsche Bahn

Siemens and DB Cargo AG have signed a framework agreement for the delivery of 100 locomotives. At the closing of the contract, the freight transport arm of Deutsche Bahn called […]

[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] 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] 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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[EU] Going “Off-Road” with TX Logistik 193 555

On 26.04.2017, lease company Alpha Trains and railfreight operator TX Logistik took delivery of the last Vectron locomotive of a serie of six, that were ordered in 2016. The machine […]

[EU] Captrain to double its Vectron fleet; two new machines delivered

On 27.04.2017, two new Vectron locomotives left the Siemens plant in Munich; the designated 193 781 and 782 were delivered to Captrain-company ITL, that already operates six such machines. Rail […]

[CZ] Unipetrol orders three Vectron locomotives [updated]

Unipetrol Doprava has announced that its subsidiary Unipetrol Transport signed a contract with Siemens for the acquisition of three Vectron multisystem locomotives. The first unit should be delivered in December […]

[EU] Alpha Trains raises number of Vectron locomotives on order to 10

This year, Siemens will not hand-over six, but 10 new Vectron locomotives to lease company Alpha Trains. In April 2016, six Vectron multi-system locomotives were ordered, now four have been […]

[DE/AT/IT] Magnetize! First pictures of Vectron locomotives for Alpha Trains

On 06.03.2017, Siemens released the first Vectron locomotives for lease company Alpha Trains from its work in Munich. The designated 193 550 pulled the identical 193 551 and the black X4E-645, […]

[SE] +15 Vectron locomotives for Hector Rail: option is now fixed order

Hector Rail AB, a Swedish rail transport company, has ordered another 15 Vectron AC locomotives. Delivery is planned beginning in the spring of 2018. All of the locomotives will have […]