[RO] Another pair of Transmontanas out; one goes to CTV [updated]

Do you know Cargo Trans Vagon (CTV) from Romania? The operator is known for its Siemens EuroRunner and EuroSprinter locomotives and it has two Transmontana electrics in its fleet:  480 007 and 480 011, featuring the original cabin design of the platform. Very soon, another Transmontana locomotive will be joining it – a brand new machine that has been recently out on tests together with a new ‘LEMA’ for Green Cargo.

Railcolor News thanks Razvan Popa, Adrian Florin Tuca (AdySoft), and Mihai Calinescu for their contribution to the article. The story was originally published on 14.10.2020 – and updated on 15.10.2020 (new pictures added; scroll down to see them)

First things first, let’s begin with yet another newly manufactured Transmontana for Green Cargo:

Green Cargo ‘480 049’

480 051 of CTV seen in Isalnita Halta (RO), together with 480 049 for Green Cargo 13.10.2020 Photo credit: Razvan Popa

480 049 (91 53 0480 049-2) is the provisional number of the latest Transmontana for Green Cargo. This one will become Mb 4011. Often, new GC machines are tested and delivered in pairs – yet this time 049 was seen together with a 051 in a very different design:

CTV ‘480 051’

As seen from the picture below, 480 051 (91 53 0480 051-8) is for CTV. The blue machine sports a special motif that celebrates wildlife in the Danube delta with several photographs of animals in a mosaic – all thigs complemented with the Cargo Trans Vagon name.

480 051 of CTV seen in Isalnita Halta (RO), together with 480 049 for Green Cargo 13.10.2020 Photo credit: Razvan Popa

Video

The video below shows both locos in action, as seen today in Videle (RO). Notice that now the locomotives sports their full  numbers:

Update 15.10.2020

We bring you a fresh update with footage taken on 14.10.2020 by Mihai Calinescu who managed to catch the blue/green due at Bucuresti Baneasa station at the golden hour. Mb 4011 comes first:

480 049 (Mb4011) of Green Cargo and 480 051 of CTV together at Bucuresti Baneasa (RO) 14.10.2020 Photo credit: Mihai Calinescu

Followed by 480 051 of CTV:

480 049 (Mb4011) of Green Cargo and 480 051 of CTV together at Bucuresti Baneasa (RO) 14.10.2020 Photo credit: Mihai Calinescu

And two nice details to conclude:

But not without another video, showing the locomotives head into the sunset:

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