Today we were invited by Vossloh Locomotives to take a look inside what is possibly the most modern locomotive factory in Europe. It surely is the newest, as the company started full production of its locomotives just two months ago. Next week we will take you on a full tour through the building, its sections and the production process of the DE18 diesel-electric mid-cab locomotives. Because this is the model that is currently under construction.
The new factory, located in Kiel-Suchsdorf has an annual production capacity of 40-50 machines and its production line is currently fully booked. We saw new 4-axle mid-cab machines in every stage of production – almost without exception locomotives for French rail operators and rail construction companies.