[FR] First picture: Euro4001 locomotives for Alpha Trains and VFLI

The French subsidiary of SNCF, Voies Ferrées Locales et Industrielles (VFLI), has ordered 12 Euro4001 locomotives from Stadler Rail. According to the contract, 3 locomotives will be directly owned by VFLI, while the 9 remaining locomotives will be delivered to rolling stock leasing company Alpha Trains, to be operated under VFLI.

Most recently, Alpha Trains has released a picture of the first Euro 4001 locomotive getting ready for testing, announcing the planned delivery to the customer in 2020.

VFLI is expanding its fleet with Euro 4001 locomotives AND one EuroDual locomotive in a very recognizable livery, which has just recently been spotted on French rails making its way into operational routines. 

General view of VFLI’s EuroDual 6001 01.06.2019 Saint-Avold (FR) Photo: Henk Zwoferink Fotografie