[CH] In the picture: DB Fernverkehr on a summer vacation in Switzerland

Earlier this year, Railcolor News brought you a production update on DB Fernverkehr’s TRAXX AC3. Recently, a very short IC2 train was spotted on tests in Switzerland. Blue skies, green nature and clear tracks – the trainspotter’s delight.

Railcolor News thanks Manuel Zettel for his photo-contribution.

And by short we really mean short – a single TRAXX AC3 locomotive with a single TWINDEXX Vario control car, leading the test train. 147 560 was in the back:

DB Fernverkehr’s TRAXX AC3 147 560 on tests with a TWINDEXX Vario control car between Pratteln and Olten (CH) 03.07.2020 Photo credit: Manuel Zettel

And control car with rake number 2896 was leading:

DB Fernverkehr’s TWINDEXX Vario control car 2896 seen on test drives together with 147 560 between Pratteln and Olten (CH) 03.07.2020 Photo credit: Manuel Zettel

The trials took place between Pratteln and Olten in Switzerland and Manuel Zettel captured the images in this article on the line between Tecknau and Gelterkinden.

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