[RO] In the picture: Testing the latest Transmontanas by Softronic

480 039 and 040. These are the numbers of the latest representatives of Softronic’s Transmontana platform. One of them is red, and the other one – green. Let’s have a closer look.

We thank Mihai Calinescu and AdySoft for sharing their impressions with us.

Two shiny ‘LEMA’ locomotives visited Bucharest North station on the 3rd of June. The red 480 039 was at the front and the green 480 040 right behind it. Here are their exact numbers:

  • 91 53 0 480 039-3 for E-P Rail. Check out our Expert article for an overview of the fleet.
  • 91 53 0 480 040-1 for Green Cargo. Note that this is only a temporary number. The locomotive will join the ‘Mb 4000’ series once delivered to Sweden.
Softronic’s test train is seen entering Bucharest North station, with 48 0039 of E-P Rail, 480 040 of Green Cargo and and an Astra Trans Carpatic coach 03.06.2019 Photo: Mihai Calinescu

480 039 of E-P Rail

This is the latest member in the fleet of the Romanian investor:

480 039 of E-P Rail heading Softronic’s test train at Bucharest North 03.06.2019 Photo: Mihai Calinescu

The company is diversifying the looks of its locomotives by applying different visual motifs to their sides. 480 039 shows a selection of touristic attractions from across Romania:

The side motif of 480 039 features Romanian sightseeing highlights; notice the illuminated mechanics of the locomotive. Bucharest North 03.06.2019 Photo: Mihai Calinescu

480 040 for Green Cargo

Now let’s have a look at the ‘northern’ locomotive. What’s striking about it is that it’s still entirely green:

480 0040 for Green Cargo 03.06.2019 Photo: Mihai Calinescu Bucharest North station

We expect that the frame and roof will become grey soon. Here’s another view of the brand new Co’Co’ for Sweden:

480 0040 for Green Cargo from Sweden 03.06.2019 Photo: Mihai Calinescu Bucharest North station

Nice to compare: different mirrors, snowplows, lights and signalling equipment – see the picture below:

LEMA 039 (E-P Rail) & LEMA 040 (Green Cargo) next to each other at Bucharest North station on 03.06.2019 Photo: Mihai Calinescu

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