Flames that represent a passion (for railways) – this is the theme that FS-owned TX Logistik chose for its MRCE-leased Vectron X4E-878. And yes we’ve seen that happen before…but with a different type of electric.
We thank Martin Voigt and Wouter Radstake for their contribution.
01.12.2020: The Vectron solo:
28.11.2020: both fire-y locomotives and a freight train:
In the past few days TX Logistik had been building up attention to a new werbelok release. Today, the special moment finally came and the design was officially presented – and put into commercial service right away. Meet 878’s new
“Wir Brennen Für Das Was Wir Tun” or “We are passionate about what we do” in English – this is the slogan that can be seen on the loco’s sides. A nice word play with the German word brennen meaning both burn and being passionate in German. And in the end it is all about passion:
“This is important to us these days. We have such a strong team – both on the track and in all other areas of TX. Our special team spirit carries us through these times,” – Gian Paolo Gotelli, CEO of TX Logistik
A successor of a famous locomotive
As seen in the video above, the design comes as a sequel to the operator’s famous EuroSprinter in flames (MRCE ES 64 U2-072), that was released four years ago. In fact, both locomotives were seen side by side during today’s presentation in Köln/Cologne Elfeltor (DE), with the EuroSprinter in the lead. And it looks like TX Logistik will be soon saying goodbye to that one. For a closer look and more detailed information on how ES 64 U2-072 got its flames, see our article below: