[EU / Expert] The Dispolok livery is getting rare – which locomotives are still (sort of) yellow and silver?

It is done. There is currently no Siemens ES 64 U2 locomotive anymore, that still has the silver and yellow ‘Siemens Dispolok’ livery. Still some units have it under their full wrapping, but none have it visibly anymore. The era ended with the completion of a revision of MRCE ES 64 U2-011, that was repainted in black during its overhaul. Since 13.10.2017 it is back on the tracks in shiny black:

MRCE ES64U2-011 on 21.10.2017 – Photo: Patrick Holzbach
MRCE ES64U2-011 under revision in September at the workshops of Linz (AT) – Photo: Andreas Kepplinger

The yellow and silver Dispolok livery was introduced back in 2000, when Siemens completed the first new locomotives for its own, also new, locomotive rental pool. 152 901, 152 902, 1116 902 and 1116 903 were the first put in service. Then the fleet kept on growing until 2005, the year Siemens decided to sell the whole Dispolok fleet to lease company MRCE, that has black as its standard, corporate colour.

The locomotives that were delivered in yellow and silver are (numbering by delivery):

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