[EU / Expert] Locomotive news you missed – edition 27.04.2021

The latest developments in Europe regarding locomotives – news we did not publish yet:

  • Alpha Trains: fresh from Kassel after an overhaul: 185 518-8 Unt Fw 510 22.04.21
  • Amtrak: P42 locomotive no. 100 has been released in its 50th anniversary design – it is sort of a preview for the new Amtrak Phase 7 standard design for the Chargers;
  • Bahnlogistik24: the red 120 201 is back from an overhaul and has the operator’s logos now;
  • BDZ PP: did you already check out the newest names of the BDZ Smartrons in Bulgaria?
  • Beacon Rail: PB09 crashed into a truck on a level crossing on 23.04.2021 in Zeebrugge;
  • Caltrans / Capitol Corridor is responsible for intercity rail between San Jose and Auburn (USA) has welcomed two Charger locomotives, CDTX 2123 and 2124 that will replace older F59 diesels. It also means Caltrans has ordered more locomotives than we knew so far (22);
  • DB Cargo Deutschland: 185 177 derailed in Neuss on 22.04.2021;
  • DB Fernverkehr: On 20.04.2021 DB 147 588 left Kassel with fleet number “4908” and Unt FKR X 15.04.21;
  • ELP: 159 217 and 226 are on their way to Germany;
  • ELP > MEG: 159 225 got extra stickers – interesting for people that look for a new job;
  • ÖBB: Yes, there is an ÖBB 1216 in Nightjet design now: 1216 012 has been restyled in blue with starry decorations – soon more;
  • MRCE > PKP Cargo International: Locomotive ES64F4 844 has PKPCI logos now, instead of AWT’s;
  • Railpool > Captrain Italia: meanwhile 494 579 has arrived at Tiber.co for final adjustments and later it will be delivered to Captrain Italia. With 571, 573, 575, 577, and 579 the operator will than have five such machines from Railpool. Previously we also had 578 for Captrain Italia, but seemingly the plan has changed.
  • Railpool > IGE: the special IGE stickers on the sides of 185 716 are gone;
  • Railpool > TX Logistik: 187 002 now has a TX Logistik Flex Panel: ‘Swiss high performer’ is its slogan;
  • SBB Cargo: Two freight trains collided on 23.04.2021 in Arch (CH) – tank cars and SBB Cargo no. Am 843 091 were involved;
  • Severn Valley Railway + University of Birmingham: are working on a hydrogen locomotive: The Harrier hydro shunter project –  a nice video here;
  • Siemens: Vectron Dual Mode 248 003 and 004 are back in Austria – together performing more tests – On 27.04.2021 they were running together with ÖBB 1016 048 with a freight train to Villach.
  • Siemens: 193 767 is seen with RegioJet trains recently.

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