[FR / Expert] BB 79000: the new Akiem locomotives for SNCF Infra [updated]

It is one of the most important contracts for Vossloh in Kiel at this moment: the development and construction of the new generation of shunting and freight locomotives for the French railways, based on the Vossloh DE18 design. In January and February 2019 various test runs wer being held before the first machine would be delivered. An update.

This article was first published on 07.01.2019 and updated on 06.02.2019 and 15.02.2019 – A special thanks to Berthold Hertzfeldt for his pictures – take a look on eisenbahn-nord.de for more locomotives from Kiel