[EU / Expert] Tweety, Helga or Canarina? MRCE ES64F4s going strong in yellow and silver

What was once a common sight is now rare: Siemens ES64F4 locomotives in the silver/yellow design is (Siemens) Dispolok. Since MRCE took over Dispolok, the fleet went black. Yet there are still some exceptions – two just left the workshops, and unexpectedly, they (largely) kept their original design. 

Maybe ES64F4/189 series locomotives no longer get the attention they deserve, overshadowed by constant updates about new Vectrons and TRAXXs. Yet they are still a regular sight on rails across Europe.

The resistance

Leasing company MRCE has an extensive fleet of around 130 (!) of these locomotives, most now running in the well-known black MRCE livery with white+red fronts. Yet, seven machines still managed to stay out of the paint shop:

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