Tag: Locomotives

[AT] Bombardier hands over first TRAXX AC3 locomotive to WLC

On 14.12.2017, Bombardier handed over the first TRAXX AC3 electric to rail freight operator WLC from Vienna. The designated 187 321 is the first of three machines certified for international […]

[AT] ‘Stille Nacht – Heilige nacht’ – SETG brings more music to the rails

SETG is a rail freight operator from Salzburg, Austria. Since 2014 it is leasing several Vectron locomotives, that are being operated on routes connecting Germany, Austria with Central European countries. […]

[US] Official: Siemens delivers first locomotives for MARC and SEPTA

By Armin Kick, Head of Locomotives, Siemens Rolling Stock – via Siemens USA newsroom Two states will have a bit more to celebrate during this holiday season. I am pleased […]

[EU] TX Logistik orders 40 TRAXX MS3 locomotives from Bombardier

TX Logistik AG and Bombardier signed a contract for the delivery of 40 TRAXX MS3 multisystem locomotives. The order also includes a contract for preventive maintenance and repair for a period of 15 […]

[RO/HU] Softronic for LTE – Two new ‘LEMA’s ready for service [updated]

We have visual. You are looking at (parts of the) newest two Softronic Trans Montana locomotives, that both will be delivered to freight operator LTE. They will be registered under […]

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (49/17)

Welcome. Every Tuesday we bring you the latest news on new electric locomotives being built in Europe. New liveries and remarkable operator changes are also mentioned. Enjoy! Oh, do you have […]

[DE] DB Cargo Deutschland receives first Vectron locomotives [updated]

With 193 300 and 301 Siemens has delivered the first two Vectron locomotives to Deutsche Bahn. To DB Cargo Deutschland to be more precise. Earlier this year the rail operator […]

[DE] Franken-Thüringen-Express: DB Regio starts services using the VDE8 high speed line

As of today, with the introduction of the new time table, DB Regio is operating Vectron lease locomotives at the Franken-Thüringen-Express network. Every two hours, the ‘Regional Express’ train between Sonneberg […]

[DE] EGP/Enon to receive a second Vectron locomotive

Rail Business reports: Enon is investing in a second Vectron locomotive, to be operated by EGP. The locomotive will have the same country specific configuration (DE-AT) as the designated 193 […]

[US] SEPTA: This is the first ACS-64 locomotive for Southeastern Pennsylvania [updated]

New ‘offspring’ for the American branch of Siemens’ locomotive family. Soon, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transport Authority or SEPTA is to receive its first ACS-64 type electric. Siemens in Sacramento is currently […]

[CZ] Isn’t that beautiful? ČD Eurocity locomotive line-up

The people currently wrapping the ten ELL Vectron locomotives to be used for the Eurocity trains Prague – Dresden – Berlin – Hamburg are working fast. They made it possible […]

[SA] Bombardier and Transnet celebrate the handover of the first TRAXX Africa locomotive

Locomotives help to modernize national railway system Localized manufacturing supports country-wide Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment programme Bombardier and the South African State-Owned Enterprise Company Transnet have celebrated the handover and […]

[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 […]

[EU] Ten more TRAXX locomotives for Metrans in 2018

HHLA’s intermodal subsidiary Metrans has ordered ten more TRAXX multi-system locomotives from Bombardier so it can move more trains with its own locomotives. The HHLA intermodal subsidiary Metrans not only […]

[CH] TX Logistik and Mercitalia invest in Switzerland – new TRAXX MS3 locomotives come in 2019

As of 10.12.2017 rail freight operator TX Logistik, part of the Mercitalia Group, will regain responsibility for the traction of its own trains in Switzerland. With investing in its organization […]

[EU] Akiem orders another ten TRAXX multisystem electrics

Lease company Akiem has decided to order another ten TRAXX multisystem electrics as part of its current frame contract with Bombardier. This raises the total number of new TRAXX machines […]

[CH] railCare: new TRAXX and Vectron locomotives replace BLS machines

The locomotive fleet of Swiss rail freight operator railCare is changing. You may know that soon railCare will start operating its first own Vectron locomotives, but before all seven machines […]

[AT] Test program with Siemens 193 829 and 844 in Austria [updated]

On 15.11.2017 we reported about Siemens stock locomotive 193 844 (yep the one from Innotrans 2016) being used in ÖBB passenger service between Linz and Passau (train numbers 5904-1779-5908-1783). The locomotive was […]

[CZ] ČD 380 series locomotives now certified for fast passenger train operation in Germany

zdopravy.cz reports: The Czech Railways (ČD) have obtained all necessary licenses for the operation of the 380 series locomotives in Germany for speeds up to 200 km/h. The ČD had to […]

[EU] Series 187.5 in service: Akiem hands over three locomotives to HSL Logistik [updated]

Over the summer Akiem signed a contract with German rail freight operator HSL Logistik for the lease of six TRAXX locomotives – three TRAXX AC3 (187) machines for Germany and […]

[SK] S Rail Lease Vectron locomotives arrive in Slovakia [updated]

On 16.11.2017 the first of ten Vectron locomotives for S Rail Lease arrived in Slovakia, in Bratislava to be more precise. All machines will be leased to the Slovakian State railways […]

[FR] Alstom delivers the first overhauled BB36000 locomotive to Akiem

Alstom has delivered the first overhauled BB36000 locomotive out of a total of 7 vehicles covered by a mid-life overhaul contract signed on 22 April 2016. The contract was later […]

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (47/17)

Welcome. Every Tuesday we bring you the latest news on new electric locomotives being built in Europe. New liveries and remarkable operator changes are also mentioned. Enjoy! Oh, do you have […]

[CH] This is the first Vectron for railCare

It is a unique story; A retailer/wholesaler founding its own rail freight operator, setting up its own unaccompanied combined transport (UCT, ‘unbegleiteten kombinierten Verkehr’) network and investing in its own […]

Railcolor Analysis: The ELL lease locomotive fleet

European Locomotive Leasing (ELL) is a full‐service locomotive leasing company, offering solutions to freight and passenger operators throughout Continental Europe. ELL is based in Austria and supported by KKR, a […]

[CZ] The real thing: ELL > ČD Vectron in Eurocity livery [updatedx2 -video]

Updated: Česke Drahy, the Czech national railways, has started using Vectron locomotives hired from ELL. Before they are put into service, the multi system electrics receive a new livery. On […]

[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 […]

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (46/17)

Welcome. Every Tuesday we bring you the latest news on new electric locomotives being built in Europe. New liveries and remarkable operator changes are also mentioned. Enjoy! Oh, do you have […]

[DE] Loco Buggies used to bring damaged TX Logistik 185 538 to Kassel [updated]

On 15.11.2017, RailAdventure 139 558 took TX Logistik electric locomotive no. 185 538 from Bremen to Kassel. Clearly the locomotive is damaged – check the subtle ‘wrinkles’ at the bottom […]

[EU] Railcolor Weekly: Modern Locomotive News (45/17)

Welcome. Every Tuesday (in stead of Monday now) we bring you the latest news on new electric locomotives being built in Europe. New liveries and remarkable operator changes are also mentioned. […]