[HU] The Hegyeshalom locomotive parade of MRCE (and Akiem, and Rhenus Rail)

They are black, new and easy to spot in the snow. The ’62x’ Vectrons in Hegyeshalom (plus a silver bonus in the end of the article).

Hegyeshalom is the name of the Hungarian village located on the border with Austria, south of Bratislava. This January its railway station welcomed some brand new MRCE Vectrons:

  • X4 E – 620
  • X4 E – 622
  • X4 E – 623
  • X4 E – 624
  • X4 E – 625
  • X4 E – 626
  • X4 E – 627

This is also where the machines had their authorization tests for Hungary. The black Vectron parade resulted in lots of beautiful photographs that were shared in the Railcolor / MainlineDiesels photo group. We made a compilation.

Our special thanks goes to Herbert Pschill, József Nagy, Szabolcs Endrődi and Antoine Leclercq for letting us feature their nice images.

X4 E 622 08.01.2019 Hegyeshalom (HU) Photo: Herbert Pschill
X4 E 625 and 620 in the back 10.01.2019 Hegyeshalom (HU) Photo: Herbert Pschill
X4 E 625 10.01.2019 Hegyeshalom (HU) Photo: József Nagy
MRCE X4E 623 and 627 in Hegyeshalom on 16.01.2019 – Photo: Herbert Pschill
Hegyeshalom 22.01.2019 – Photo: Norbert Tilai

X4 E – 626 had the special task to haul passenger train no. 14293 Budapest – Mürzzuschlag on 12.01.2019. Check out Endrődi Szabolcs Photography for more pictures from the author.

X4 E 626 already in service 12.01.2019 Hegyeshalom (HU) Photo: Szabolcs Endrődi

Bonus 1: Akiem TRAXX line-up in Hegyeshalom

But it was not only MRCE Vectrons that visited the Hunagrian border village these days. Below we have a silver line-up with Akiem TRAXX locos:

  • 186 361
  • 186 362
  • 187 521
Akiem 186 361, 186 362 & 187 521 line-up 10.01.2019 Hegyeshalom (HU) Photo: Antoine Leclercq
Akiem 186 361, 186 362 & 187 521 line-up 10.01.2019 Hegyeshalom (HU) Photo: Herbert Pschill

Bonus 2: Rhenus Rail TRAXX MS2e’s

Hegyeshalom 22.01.2019 – Photo: Norbert Tilai
Hegyeshalom 22.01.2019 – Photo: Norbert Tilai
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