Hegyeshalom. That magical place in Hungary where one can see locomotives from different parts of Europe on tests. This time it’s DB Cargo in focus, plus an all blue TRAXX electric. Let’s have a look.
DB Cargo Vectrons
First, we have a foursome of DB Cargo Vectrons, awaiting authorization for operation in Hungary, lead by 193 369:
The locomotives in the picture are, 193 369, 370, 380 and 371. Since April of this year, DB Cargo is sending all its new Vectrons, one by one, to Hungary to get authorized. Interesting about this quartet is that the 369/370/371 have a A10 package, and the 380 is a A35-version Vectron.
Unsere 1. #Vectron ist in Ungarn ?? zugelassen. Die mehrsystemfähige Lok ist besonders energieeffizient und erlaubt den #grenzüberschreitenden Verkehr ohne zeitaufwendige Lokwechsel. @SiemensMobility #BahnfuerEuropa pic.twitter.com/2xYOgKR9e5
— DB Cargo (@DB_Cargo) April 15, 2019
The Constantin Group-owned ASEA-designed 43 109 was seen next to the red Vectrons. This locomotive is currently working for AWT:
186 943 of LTE
Dani brings us another interesting picture from the same location. It shows LTE’s brand new TRAXX MS2e 186 943, taken during running authorization tests between Hegyeshalom and Öttevény: