[EU / Expert] News in Brief: Locomotives

The latest developments in Europe regarding locomotives – 20x news that have not been published so far:

  • Alpha Trains: 483 005 – hired by Medway Italia from last summer – will now be running under a full-service leasing contract. The service is provided by Alstom;
  • Alpha Trains: 119 002, 003, 008 have arrived in Trelleborg – 002, 003, and 008 were recently seen in Kassel. Alpha Trains now states they got ATSS (again?) for use in SE/NO – the three machines were previously in use in Germany;
  • BLS Cargo: Three Vectrons of the latest batch of 10 now have the new Alpinisten stickers: 193 417, 418, 419;
  • Captrain Italia has taken delivery of two DE18s in Italy-version: the first time we register Italian DE18-numbers.
  • ČD Cargo: 388 001 has been back at Alstom’s in Kassel (DE) for a while now: what is interesting, it has a acceptance date / Abnahmedatum: REV 25.06.20 – all countries except CZ are still crossed out;
  • DB Cargo UK: Class 66 no. 66004 now has a new green livery;
  • DB Cargo Deutschland / MRCE: 187 107 has turned black;
  • ELL: all-white locomotive 193 598 now has VKM D-ELOC;
  • MMV Hungaria: Transmontana 610 001 has made an appearance with an updated livery design (on its sides) at the 175th Anniversary event of the Hungarian Railway Museum;
  • MRCE > Belog: Two locomotives, that replace ES64F4-99x machines that go to DB Cargo Deutschland, now have new style Belog logos: ES64F4-289 and 290;
  • New Jersey Transit (NJT): almost ready: no. 4537  – works number KAS 35756 / 2021;
  • PKP Cargo: Blue is the new red? After EU45-520 now also 501 and 505 have the blue redesign and 20-years stickers;
  • Railpool: TRAXX AC2 is now officially authorised for Croatia, this should give green light to the contract with Enna, which wants to hire three.
  • Regiojet: 388 211 completed its maiden run on 20.07.2021;
  • S-Bahn Hamburg: CRRC’s Kleinstlok 1004 002 for S-Bahn Hamburg has recently seen doing what it was meant to do (shunting S-bahn trains) at the Ohlsdorf workshops. This is still a trial operation as the locomotive has not yet obtained certification for Germany. 1004 001 has been also reported on site.
  • Stadler Rail (Prasa): Afro4000 diesel locomotives are arriving at Sagunt Port (near to Stadler Valencia) lately. On 25.07.2021 there were seven: 4014-4020;
  • Stadler Rail / ELP: Euro9000 no. 300 has arrived in Italy, on 24.07.2021 it was seen in Chiasso;
  • Transmashholding: Italdesign’s DNA design for the Russian railway vehicle manufacturer is materializing but only partially. A series of leaked pictures show the three-section 3TE25K2M-0086, and TEM23-0001. The first locomotive has only its cab changed while the second one appears to be from a new series.
  • ZSSK: 381 002 has appeared on test runs with a fresh coat of paint in Slovakia following an overhaul at Pars Šumperk; the locomotive was sent back to Bratislava to re-enter service.

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