[EU] 8,700 horses of Vectron power in TX Logistik’s latest livery [updated]

TX Logistik is literally on fire with its new Vectron liveries. Just last week we witnessed the ‘resurrection’ of the famous fire-themed EuroSprinter livery – now applied to Vectron locomotive. Today, another design follows – and MRCE’s X4 E is once again the vehicle of choice.

Update 01.12.2020: extra picture

MRCE > TX Logistik ES64F4-097 and X4E-657 in Keulen-Eifeltor on 30.11.2020 – Vincent van Werkhoven

TX Logistik is moving forward with its migration from older Siemens-built locomotives to black Vectrons while preserving the original liveries of the older machines, which are soon to leave its fleet.  This time it’s a design that was first spotted on an ES64F4 electric. Now X4E-657 got it:

X4E-657 of MRCE > TX Logistik seen in Duisburg Ruhrort Hafen (DE) Photo credit: Bernd Piplack

“We bring the power of 8,700 horses to the rails” – is what the slogan on the side of the locomotive says in German. The base motif of the livery is the hand-drawn silhouettes of horses that have been applied as a pattern throughout the entire body (roof and frame included!) of the locomotive. Except for its fronts. TX Logstik’s and MRCE’s logos have been centered on all sides of the machine.

About X4 E-657

  • NVR-Number: 91 80 6193 657-4 D-DISPO
  • Sub-type: Vectron MS
  • Year built: 2017
  • Works number: 22205
  • Previously hired by: TX Logistik, DB Fahrwegdienste, Mercitalia Rail, Lokomotion.
X4E-657 of MRCE > TX Logistik seen in Duisburg Ruhrort Hafen (DE) Photo credit: Bernd Piplack

Preserving traditions

Four years ago, the same horse-themed design was applied to MRCE’s ES64F4-097 (189 997). In fact, this one appeared together with the ES64U2 in flames, which we mentioned last week.

Copyright Henk Zwoferink

All MRCE designs and numbers here:

[Data] Siemens Vectron MRCE

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