Tag: Diesel locomotives

[LU] Vossloh starts production of DE18 locomotives for CFL Cargo [updatedx2]

This morning, a new Vossloh DE 18 locomotive completed its maiden run. It is painted red and light grey and sports the logos of CFL Cargo. In December 2015, the […]

[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] 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 […]

[DE] The DE 501: The first DE 18 for RheinCargo

Like already mentioned in the weekly locomotive news, RheinCargo is continuously modernizing its fleet. The German freight operator now has acquired its fist Vossloh DE 18 diesel-electric midcab locomotive; this […]

[UK] DRS tenders for 10 mixed-traffic diesel-electrics

Direct Rail Services has published a tender for the procurement of 10 mixed-traffic diesel-electric locomotives with maximum contract value of 53 million GBP, excluding VAT. The tender is a call […]

[PL] PGE tenders to have more 6D locomotives modernized

PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna opened a tender for modernization of four 6D diesel locomotives; SM42-2244, 2263, 2658 and 2659, which are currently used for shunting operations at the site […]

[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 […]

[IT] Long time no see: The Euro Light locomotive of Dinazzano Po

In 2010, Vossloh in Spain built two mainline diesel locomotives with an axle load of 19,75 tonnes. The designated 284 001 and 002 were both presented in Berlin during the […]

[HU] CER Cargo acquires EffiShunter 1600 locomotive from CZ Loko

You may know the Trans Montana locomotives in the blue and orange livery of CER Cargo. And the operator from Hungary also used some paint on several old-skool locomotives, such […]

[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 […]

[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 […]

[ES] First Euro 4000 diesels for Alpha Trains / Medway out-shopped

In 2015, Medway Logistics announced that it had invested in four new Euro 4000 diesel locomotives with deliveries planned for 2017. Ordered for operations between Spain and Portugal, the locomotives are intended […]

[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 […]

[DE] DB 245: +9 ordered, fuel tank mods for Sylt 245s

In 2011, DB announced a framework agreement with Bombardier for the delivery of 200 TRAXX Multi Engine diesel locomotives. A first call-off order was placed directly, comprising of 20 locos […]

[UK] Stadler UK Dual commences dynamic trials, more locos delivered

In late May, Stadler Rail Valencia and Direct Rail Services commenced the first dynamic tests with one of ten UK Dual locomotives ordered by the British rail freight operator. Additionally, the […]

[AT] Second attempt: ÖBB tenders for used diesel locomotives [updated]

Update: In February ÖBB issued 19 separate tenders for the acquisition of used Siemens EuroRunner locomotives, but without success. The tender was divided into 19 separate trenches, enabling ÖBB to source the locomotives […]

[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 […]

[DE] 6 axle hybrids: HVLE is launching customer for Stadler’s EuroDual [updated]

The Spanish Division of Stadler and German rail freight operator Havelländische Eisenbahn (HVLE), have announced today a purchase agreement for the supply of ten six-axle EuroDual locomotives in German configuration. Update: […]

[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 […]

[PL] Newag: 2x 15D with bio-based paint for ENEA

In the second half of 2016, Newag delivered two 15D diesel locomotives to ENEA S.A.. Rebuilt from old TEM2 diesels, the designated 15D-031 and 15D-032 were coated with a special paint based […]

[DE] DB Cargo to hire four Vectron diesel locomotives [updatedx2]

As of February 2017, DB Cargo will hire four Vectron DE locomotives from Siemens. They will be used for freight services in and around the German city of Halle, replacing […]

[US] Brightline officially presents its first Siemens train in Florida

Brightline, the only privately-funded express passenger rail system in the country, today showcased its first trainset, BrightBlue. Comprised of two locomotives and four coaches, the trainset is housed at its […]

[DE] Vossloh Locomotives completes G6 locomotive for BayernOil

On 13.12.2016, Berthold Hertzfeldt saw a new G6 shunting locomotive, sporting the logo of BayernOil. He made the picture on Vossloh’s test track at Altenholz-Klausdorf, near Kiel. The machine could […]

[US] It is the blue one: Siemens completes Brightline’s first trainset

GoBrightline informs: The first Siemens-built Brightline trainset, comprised of two locomotives and four coaches adorned in Brightline Blue, is complete and has left the company’s manufacturing hub in Sacramento, California. […]

[DE] InfraLeuna launching customer for Vectron DE

Rail Business reports: Siemens has booked a first success with its Vectron DE locomotive. In late November, Infraleuna ordered one locomotive, making it launching customer of the type. Delivery of […]

[DE] The era of Vossloh’s G1206 has ended: Last locomotive delivered

A special transport of Akiem > Captrain 187 011 on 28.10.2016: six Vossloh locomotives. Four green/grey G6 shunters and two yellow G1206 type machines, the very last ones of this […]