They are not brand new, and many of them have a history full of exciting test drives. This is the secret life of the Siemens testbed locomotives, many of which are eventually sold to operators across Europe.
We thank Mario Ha for letting us feature his nice photo in the article.
We certainly are on a roll today with former Siemens testbed locomotives debuting as new acquisitions for freight operators. This time, it’s 193 829. Do you remember it?
Well, it has recently changed looks, now being a full member of the ELL lease locomotive fleet. At present, the locomotive is working for TXL. The picture below, taken in Fischbach am Inn, shows it with a container train from Bremen to Wolfurt: