On 18.05.2018 the 9th Vectron diesel locomotive produced by Siemens has entered revenue service. The designated 247 909 is painted blue and silver and has a white front, exactly like projected in November 2017.
Update 23.05.2018: The locomotive is no longer named ‘Conny’ – as stated before. RDC wants to give the locomotive another name later this year.
RDC Autozug Sylt is the new owner of 247 909 (rev 04.05.2018)
, that got the name ‘Conny’. Its delivery was planned for June, but was re-scheduled after two 251 series diesel locomotives hired to RDC Autozug Sylt had to be taken out of service.
Impressive: Before delivery, 247 909 was subjected to a stress/load test in the Alps. With Lokomotion locomotives 193 773 and 189 907 as back-up, the 909 had to show what she got, while pulling a freight train to Trieste.
Remarkable: 247 909 has a ‘D’ (Germany)and an ‘A’ (Austria) in its UIC raster. The A is crossed out. 247 908, in service of RDC since Nobember 2017, has both D and A without crosses.