Siemens

[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 […]

[AU] A report from down-under: AURIZON Coal at Gladstone

AURIZON owns and operates one of the world’s largest coal rail networks, linking approximately 50 mines with three major ports in Queensland and transports over 200 million tons of coal […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[IT] InRail orders three Vectron locomotives

Italian railfreight operator InRail has decided to order three Vectron locomotives. They will be DC electrics only, so the family of 191 series locomotives in Italy will grow. Further details […]

[DE] Siemens presents: the RRX prototype train, inside and outside

Okay, a little fantasy is still required. During the press presentation of the first Desiro High Capacity for the ‘Rhein Ruhr Express’ (RRX) on 12.07.2017, the seats were still covered […]

[DE] Avenio it is: Bremen selects Siemens to deliver its next generation of trams

The German operator Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered a new tram fleet for the Free Hanseatic City. The order is for 67 Avenio trams and includes an option for […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[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). […]

[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 […]

[DE] Deutsche Bahn decides to change ICE4 order for the second time

Railjournal has brought the news, that Deutsche Bahn has decided to change the order for ICE4 trains once more. This time, the total number of trains is lowered (130 > […]

[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, […]

[US] Siemens USA completes first Caltrans Charger locomotives for California

Next one up: Soon, Caltrans from California will receive its first Charger locomotives. We could already inspct the first units being readied-up for delivery. The photos show the CDTX 2104 […]

[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 […]

[AT/HU] Coming very soon: Siemens delivers five Vectrons to GySEV in 2017

Now that is fast. In only a few months, Siemens will deliver the first new Vectron locomotive to Austro-Hungarian railoperator GySEV. It will arrive during the summer, and four more will […]

[US] First Amtrak Cascades Chargers rolled out

Soon to star on Amtrak Cascades passenger trains between in the northwest of the United States, the first two Charger locomotives for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have […]

[US] IDOT Charger locomotive arrives in Washington for test runs on Amtrak Cascades route

This spring, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will receive eight Siemens Charger locomotives, to be operated on the Amtrak Cascades line. WSDOT is selected by the Federal Railroad […]

[DE] BaWü: launching customer for Siemens’ Mireo – the details

Yep, we already reported on the new Rheintal (Netz 4) contract, recently awarded to DB Regio by the Ministerium für Verkehr Baden-Württemberg. We wrote about its routes, future extensions and […]

[IT] Italy authorizes Vectron MS; MRCE hands over first unit to TX Logistik

Good news for Siemens, and its customers. The Italian railway authorities have granted approval for the multisystem version of the Vectron platform built for MRCE. This lease company has 21 […]

[CH] SBB Cargo International: Long-term rental of 18 new Siemens Vectron locomotives

Multisystem Vectron locomotives for DE-AT-CH-IT Delivery as of Dezember 2017 To be operated by SBB Cargo International Traffic growth, competition intensity and the new level-track rail route following the opening of the Gotthard […]