[DE] The Vectron Dual Mode goes to the Czech Republic for tests [updated]

Remember the latest member of the Vectron family – the Dual Mode? Now that it has been officially unveiled, Siemens is moving forward – the next step: Testing.

The article was originally published on 30.04.2019 and updated on 03.05.2019. Mathias Schrödter and Florian Haensel managed to capture it at Leipzig-Schönefeld and Dresden Central Station on 27.04.2019. Tomáš Pelech brings us exclusive pictures and video of the locomotive making its first tests at the Velim test track. We thank everybody for sharing their nice impressions with us.

Update (03.05.2019): The tests have begun! [Pictures + Video]

Here it is: the Vectron Dual Mode captured in action! On 02.05.2019 Tomáš Pelech managed to capture these impressive views of the locomotive, making some test runs at the Velim railway test circuit in the Czech Republic. The pantograph is up, so in electric mode thus far.

Vectron Dual Mode 248 001 on trials at the Velim railway test circuit 02.05.2019 Photo: Tomáš Pelech
Vectron Dual Mode 248 001 on trials at the Velim railway test circuit 02.05.2019 Photo: Tomáš Pelech

But wait, it gets even better – we are sharing a video too. Make sure to check out Tomáš’s YouTube channel for more nice railways videos.

Original article (30.04.2019):

Last Saturday, the Vectron Dual Mode was on the move. RailAdventure took the first ‘Baureihe 248’ locomotive from Regensburg to Dresden (DE). The next day the ‘diesel locomotive with pantograph’ continued to its final destination: the VUZ Velim test center in the Czech Republic. RailAdventure’s 111 222 was selected to work the special train in Germany.

Leipzig-Schönefeld

RailAdventure 111 222 and the Vectron Dual Mode 248 001 in Leipzig-Schönefeld on 27.04.2019 Photo: Mathias Schrödter
Vectron Dual Mode 248 001 in Leipzig-Schönefeld on 27.04.2019 Photo: Mathias Schrödter

Dresden Central Station

The Vectron Dual mode, seen at Dresden Central Station (DE) on 27.04.2019 Photo: Florian Haensel
The Vectron Dual mode, seen at Dresden Central Station (DE) on 27.04.2019 Photo: Florian Haensel

While seeing the Dual Mode on regular tracks for the first time is surely exciting, we now can’t wait to witness the very first pictures of it actually moving and pulling trains. Coming soon, yes! In the meantime, make sure to check out the Vectron Dual Mode dossier here, at Railcolor News, bringing you an overview of all the articles and details about Siemens’ latest locomotive design.

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