Tag: Locomotives

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (41/17)

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[DE] 187 319 will be the third TRAXX AC3 locomotive for Raildox

In April 2017, Bombardier delivered the first TRAXX AC3 locomotive with Last Mile module to German rail freight operator Raildox. The designated 187 317 now proves to be the first […]

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (40/17)

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[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 […]

[EU] Akiem: New livery, new multi-system locomotives

Akiem is expanding. Currently, Bombardier in Kassel is completing TRAXX MS2e and AC3 locomotives for the lease company from France. Today we can show you the designated 186 352-1, a […]

[AZ] Prima M4: Alstom presents the first passenger locomotive for Azerbaijan

Alstom presented its first Prima M4 passenger locomotive for Azerbaijan Railways (ADY) today in Belfort, France. Ten Prima M4 (AZ4A) passenger locomotives are being manufactured on this site as part […]

[RO] Trans Montana news: LTE locomotives near completion; Green Cargo is visiting

Softronic in Romania is currently building Trans Montana locomotives for two customers. Freight operator LTE will soon receive two new blue machines, no. 029 and 030 from the production line. […]

[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 […]

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (39/17)

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[PL] Rail Polska 207E; a diesel locomotive that is now electric

You may know it as ‘ST44’, ‘M62’, ‘V200’, ‘Szergej‘, ‘Taigatrommel’ or maybe ‘Gagarin’; Some of the many names given to the six-axle diesel locomotives built by Ługanskij tiepłowozostroitielnyj zawod in […]

[AT] ÖBB Technische Services: Open door day at the workshops of Linz

This is a premium article. After 01.01.2018, this article will only be visible to subscribers. Support us and get your subscription here. On Saturday 23.09.2017, everybody who was interested could […]

[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 […]

[BE] Dutch colorbomb; Railfeeding takes refurbished Railtraxx locomotives to Belgium

In April 2017, Shunter at Rotterdam outshopped the first ex-NS 6400 series locomotive, painted in a new bright green livery. The designated 6484 was the first of four diesel midcab […]

[UK] This is the first class 68 locomotive in the colors of TransPennine Express

First Group has released a first image of a class 68 diesel locomotive in ‘TransPennine Express’ livery. You see unit. 68021 ‘Tireless’ in the colors that First Group is using […]

[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] An update from Yverdon-les-Bains; SBB Re460 modernization speeds up

On 30.08.2017 we paid a visit to the SBB workshops at Yverdon-les-Bains in Switzerland. Here the Swiss railways work on revitalising their iconic Re460 electric locomotives and make them fit for […]

[IL] AMAZING images of TRAXX and Twindexx being disembarked at Haifa

No it is not a caps lock problem. Capitals are required to describe the (drone) photos you are about to see. Erez Simon, Koby Zilberstein and Matan Zilberstein were there, in […]

[EU] +20: Railpool orders more TRAXX MS locomotives for Transalp corridor

Bombardier and Railpool have signed an agreement for 20 extra Bombardier TRAXX MS locomotives. The new locomotives for Railpool will be equipped for service in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the […]

[RO] CTV acquires Trans Montana locomotive from Softronic

A remarkable change of colors: Softronic Trans Montana locomotive no. 480 007 has lost its orange/grey/white livery and has been repainted in silver and blue. It sports the keeper marking […]

[HU] This is MÁV locomotive no. 480 003 “Szent István”

Today, the Hungarian railways presented another 480 series locomotive honoring an historical figure. With a festive ceremony MAV 480 003 was inaugurated with a red and ivory colored wrapping about […]

[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 […]

[PL] PKP IC issues tender for 20 (+10) new electric locomotives

PKP IC wants twenty new electric locomotives and has issued an EU tender for the procurement. All the new machines should be delivered within 30 months after awarding the contract. […]

[DE] Stock locomotives for DB Cargo to speed up delivery [updated]

At this moment, Bombardier is speeding up the delivery of TRAXX AC3 locomotives to DB Cargo. The trick? Five ‘stock’ locomotives are being sold to DB Cargo, resulting in a […]

[DK] DSB decides to receive new electrics later as planning proves to be ‘challenging’

Rail Business reports: The Danish state railways (DSB) is currently tendering for new electric locomotives. With Siemens, Bombardier and Skoda the negotiations are ongoing. But after an intense dialogue with […]

[DE] New batch, new number series; Akiem 187 500 is out

A new TRAXX AC3 locomotive for lease company Akiem is ready-to-go: 187 500. The silver locomotive was first seen on 14.07.2017 at Kassel. It seems to be a ‘simple’ locomotive […]

[CH] The LION project: Modernization SBB Re450 locomotives completed

SBB’s Re 450 modernization project is celebrating its final milestone; After seven years, SBB’s Yverdon-les-Bains works have completed the modernization of the very last of 115 Re450 series locomotives. Now […]

[DE] There were it belongs: new DB Škoda trains arrive at the NIM

The new NIM Express rolling stock has arrived, there where it should be: on the (high speed) line Nürnberg – Ingolstadt – München (NIM). This means testing of the new […]

[DE] Vossloh outshops G6 locomotives for ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe

A colorful parade took place over the weekend: On 02.07.2017, four G6 locomotives built by Vossloh were transported from Kiel (factory) to Moers, where some customer specific adjustments will be […]

[SE] Six-axle efficiency: Green Cargo purchases Trans Montana locomotives

A new foreign adventure for Softronic from Romania. The manufacturer of six-axle electrics based in Craiova has received an order from Sweden. It has signed a contract with railfreight operator […]