This article was originally published on 13.12.2019 – and updated on 17.02.2020.
Let’s have another look at the repainted locomotive. Dalibor Palko caught it on camera on 15.02.2020, pulling the “Budvar” Express train (Ex 540) connecting České Budějovice and Praha, at Praha-Vítkov. Now all the logos and additional markings of the locomotive are in place:
We think the paint is still wet. There was no time to apply logos yet… This ČD 380 002 in a new standard design for this type of locomotive. Two shades of blue and white replace silver and blue. Radim Bartoň caught the locomotive on camera today in Plzeň:
If you think you may have seen before, you are right. One such locomotive had a similar paint scheme, well half of it had: In AUgust 2016 CD released 380 013 in a livery commemorating the 80th birthday of the ‘Slovenská strela’ (Slovak arrow) train.