[CZ] CER Cargo is the second customer for CZ Loko’s EffiShunter 1000-M

Hungarian rail freight operator CER Holding is purchasing two EffiShunter 1000-M locomotives from CZ Loko. After ČD Cargo, this is the second customer of this locomotive type for CZ Loko.

Until now, the shunting/mainline diesel locomotive EffiShunter 1000-M was a tailored product made for ČD Cargo in 50 pieces. It is, simply put, an EffiShunter 1000 built on re-used frames and bogies of old ČKD Class 742 diesel. The power output of the EffiShunter 1000-M is 1,000 kW, generated by the CAT 3508C diesel engine.

Now, two more locomotives will be built for a Hungarian company CER Cargo Holding.

EffiShunter 1000-M numbering

  • 742 711-760 > planned for ČD Cargo
  • 742 761-762 > planned for CER Cargo Holding

742 701-705 do/did exist – but are of an older type produced by CZ Loko

Testing ride of the new 742 761. Photo credit: CZ Loko

The first locomotive (742 761-0) was handed over to the customer on 28.07.2020 in Jihlava [CZ]. It is destined for daughter company CER Slovakia for operation in SK/CZ.

László Horváth (left), Chairman of the CER Cargo Holding boards takes the locomotive from the hands of Josef Gulyás, Managing Director of CZ Loko. Photo credit: CZ Loko

The second locomotive will follow in September. It will be operated in HU/HR. Sources say its primary use would be the haulage of heavy power generators from Croatia.

CER Cargo Holding has a broad variety of CZ Loko products now. Apart from the newly delivered EffiShuntter 1000-M, they also operate EffiShunter 1600, EffiLiner 1600, and EffiLiner 3000 locomotives:

[HU] CER Cargo acquires EffiShunter 1600 locomotive from CZ Loko

[CZ] 753 609: CZ Loko hands over Effiliner 1600 to CER Cargo [updated]

[SK] EffiLiner 365 002 of CER Cargo premieres in Slovakia