[DE / Expert] In the picture: Paribus-Northrail Vectrons

Early 2019, Paribus announced it was ‘repatriating’ its two Vectron locomotives, the silver-yellow 193 921 and 922. After five years of serving Swedish operators such as Skandinaviska JernbanorTM Rail and Hector Rail the machines came back to Germany and got a retrofit at Siemens’ in Munich. 

Paribus decided that the 200-km/h locomotives should be equipped for Germany and Austria and that they should be available for use for both freight and passenger services (Vmax 200 km/h), thus having installed ETCS (for Austria), PZB/LZB, TB0 door control (opening and closing doors centrally at speeds below 5 km/h), train bus, an emergency brake override, and electro-pneumatic brakes.

What are these locomotives used for right now?

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