[DE] In the picture: The EuroDual for HHPI at work – series finale [updated]

Over the past weeks, Stadler’s EuroDuals has effectively become a part of the modern locomotive scene in Germany. Railcolor News showed you all the operators that are using this locomotive design in their railway activities; these were (in order of appearance): HVLE, BSAS, Boxtango, and Captrain. Now it is time to conclude the series with the only operator missing – HHPI.

Railcolor News thanks Christoph Müller Sebastian Bollmann, Christian Klotz, Johannes Knapp, and Andreas Kunert for contributing to this article with their amazing photographs. This article was originally published on 29.04.2020 – and updated on 01.05.2020 (new image added).

Update 01.05.2020

Andreas Kunert sends us a picture of 159 204 and 203 as light engines on a test drive from Braunschweig to Halberstadt. Both units have their pantos up, which shows that electric had been used at the time of the photo:

HHPI’s EuroDual 159 204 and 203 seen together as light engines at Niederndodeleben (DE) on 22.04.2020 Photo credit: Andreas Kunert

White, base, blue panels, special ‘F=ma’ branding. This is the EuroDual for HHPI. Let’s see it in action! We start with 159 202, seen in electric mode at the beginning of April. Johannes Knapp is the author:

ELP > HHPI’s EuroDual 159 202, seen with a coal train to Babenhausen (DE) 06.04.2020 Photo credit: Johannes Knapp

A week later, Christian Klotz caught it passing by Ihringshausen on 14.04.2020:

ELP > HHPI’s EuroDual 159 202, seen passing by Ihringshausen (DE) 14.04.2020 Photo credit: Christian Klotz

We move on to this impressive image taken at Norderelbbrücken in Hamburg from 15.04.2020 by Christoph Müller:

ELP > HHPI 159 202 seen at Hamburg’s Norderelbbrücken (DE) on 15.04.2020 Photo credit: Christoph Müller

Let’s finish with a closer view of the locomotive as seen through the lens of Sebastian Bollmann on 18.04.2020. Surprise: there is a second locomotive behind the EuroDual (HHPI’s 266 015). The train is passing Sehnde (DE) on its way to Göttingen:

ELP > HHPI 159 202 with 266 015 and a block train, passing through Sehnde (DE) on their way to Göttingen in the afternoon of 18.04.2020 Photo credit: Sebastian Bollmann

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