[DE] In the picture: Smartrons for Romania on tests [updated]

Last summer, during the official presentation for the Smartron for Bulgaria and Romania, it was made public that Romanian operator E-P Rail has ordered such locomotives to further expand its fleet. In the meanwhile, several Smartrons for Romania have completed their acceptance run around Munich – one can recognize them by a big “RO” in the UIC raster on their frames. 

We thank Christian Bauer (check out his Flickr page) and for sharing his images with us. This article was originally published on 21.05.2020 – and updated on 22.05.2020 – new picture added.

Update 22.05.2020

We already saw 192 026 (below), but there was another sighting of a Romanian-marked Smartron this week.  On 19.05.2020 and Klaus Seidl‎ was able to photograph ’91 80 6192 020-6 D-SIEAG’ in Unterweilbach:

Smartron 192 020 on acceptance passing through Unterweilbach (DE) 19.05.2020 Photo credit: Klaus Seidl

Our original article from 21.05.2020 begins here:

’91 80 6192 026-3 D-SIEAG’ is one of these locomotives. It was spotted by Christian Bauer in Paindorf, while on a run between Allach and Reichertshausen:

Smartron 192 026, seen on a test drive in Paindorf (DE) 20.05.2020 Photo credit: Christian Bauer

Notice that 026 has no ‘short’ number on its fronts:

Smartron 192 026, seen on a test drive in Paindorf (DE) 20.05.2020 Photo credit: Christian Bauer

Visit our Smartron [Data] dossier to get a complete overview of all these locomotives, 27 registered so far, and the companies that are using them.

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