[ES] In the picture: The TRAXX DC of Captrain (also) gets a new livery

Up til now, Railcolor News has brought up Captrain’s transformation of Bitracs and Euro 4000s. Now its time for the operator’s TRAXX DCs for Iberian broad gauge! Let’s have a look:

Railcolor thanks Ramiro Ordobas Faro for his photo contribution. Check out his YouTube channel – Aragon Rail – for more train videos form Spain.

The first of a total of three TRAXX DC electrics of Captrain España has recently undergone the familiar “lime” transformation, following the branding guidelines of the operator:

Captrain’s TRAXX DC 253 103, seen in new livery in Barcelona Casa Antunez / Can Tunis (ES) 08.09.2020 Photo credit: Ramiro Ordobas Faro

About 253 103

  • Model: Bombardier TRAXX F140 DC;
  • Works number: Bombardier Vado Ligure no. 8259;
  • Year built: 2009;
  • Track gauge: 1,668 mm.

Remarkable: On its sides, the locomotive sports number 95 71 0253 103-6 – not an modern NVR-number, but one based on a older Spanish system. An electric locomotive should ofcourse have a number that starts with 91.

Captrain’s TRAXX DC 253 103, seen in new livery in Barcelona Casa Antunez / Can Tunis (ES) 08.09.2020 Photo credit: Ramiro Ordobas Faro

Captain has three such locomotives in its fleet: S/253 101, 102, and 103 – all originally delivered in blue/light grey of Comsa rail transport. In 2013, SNCF Geodis took a 25% stake in Comsa. Eventually, all shares were bought by the French and the company became the Spanish department of the Captrain Group, a.k.a. Captrain España.

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