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

Photo: Berthold Hertzfeldt

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 type to be produced.

Vossloh’s G1206 was in production since 1997 and at least 323 units have been produced, which is remarkable when you know it was not developed nor ordered by any state railway company (usually a solid basis for new product development). The final orders all came from France, where the machine was still wanted by railway construction companies and local freight operators. Our thanks goes out to Jens Vollertsen for the picture.