Vectron 193 741 debuted with a new orange-blue livery earlier this year. We already saw it pulling cross-border freight trains between Romania and Hungary. Now the locomotive makes its first appearance in Croatia.
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First, it was sent to Hungary. Now it is seen pulling trains in Croatia. That is fuel tank trains between Šoići (Rijeka) and Sisak Caprag, to be more specific. It is expected that the locomotive will keep working on this relation for 10 days. Here are some pictures, taken in Velika Gorica:
Normally, Train Croatia’s 6-axle, Romanian built locomotives of the LE5100 type are being used for driving these heavy fuel trains. But it looks like Grampet (which owns both Train Europe and Train Croatia) wants to find out if Vectrons would be able to handle them as well.