[AT/HU] The first Vectron locomotives for GySEV are out

The order was announced in March, the first unit is out and about today. A short delivery time, made possible by the stock production method of Siemens. This is the first Vectron locomotive for the freight division of Austro-Hungarian operator GySEV, which will be used for both freight and passenger services. Its number: GySEV 471 500.

09.05.2017, GySEV Cargo 471 500 ready for its maiden run. Photo: Michael Raucheisen

The livery of the locomotive is as presented in the artist impression in March 2017. Michael Raucheisen caught the locomotive with its camera this morning being readied for its maiden run in München-Allach. The machine in the picture is a multi-system locomotive equipped for services in Germany, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Croatia and Slovenia.

Update: One day later, the second machine was up for its first run. This is 471 501:

GySEV 471 501 at Munich on 10.05.2017. Photo: Stefan Rother

Update 2: On 16.05.2017, GySEV 471 500 and 501 ran to Hungary together:

GySEV 471 500 and 501 on their way to Hungary. Ennsdorf 16.05.2017. Photo: Andreas Kepplinger
GySEV 471 500 and 501 in Gramatneusiedl on 16.05.2017. Photo: Ludwig GS

Read all about the GySEV Vectron locomotives on Railcolor.net.