[SK] Bear, Stork, … Budamar’s ecologistical locomotives [updated]

This article was originally published on 10.05.2023 – and is being updated continuously.

On 09.05.2023, Budamar officially presented its newest Vectron locomotive during Transport & Logistic in Munich, so now it’s time to show you the new ‘ecologistically’ designs in their full glory.

193 580 ‘Brown Bear’

RSL > Budamar Group 193 580 at Bratislava východné depot in April 2023 © Matej Pleško

Rolling Stock Lease’s newest Vectron, 91 80 6193 580-8 D-RAILL with A17 package, became the ‘bear’ locomotive, setting a precedent for the next batch of animal designs for Budamar. It got the name Medveď hnedý on one side and Ursus arctos on the other one, meaning ‘brown bear’.

RSL > Budamar Group 193 580 at Bratislava východné depot in April 2023 © Matej Pleško

It was the first time an RSL Vectron for Budamar was registered in Germany instead of Slovakia – hence the ‘193’ in the painted number instead of ‘383’.

Marcel Lotzen showing it running light from Mannheim to Halle, passing through Groß Rohrheim:

RSL > Budamar Group 193 580 in Groß Rohrheim 13.05.2023 © Marcel Lotzen

Then came a remarkable sight from Timothée Roux from Nordstemmen featuring a train with new concrete sleepers from Misburg:

RSL > Budamar Group 193 580 in Nordstemmen 09.05.2023 © Timothée Roux

193 581 ‘Stork’

91 80 6193 581-0 D-RAILL with A17 package was presented on 30.05.2023 during a special event for Rolling Stock Lease, as it is the 50th machine for this leasing company. The number ’50’ was subtly integrated into the design, which features the Stork:

RSL > Budamar 193 581 in Bratislava in May 2023 © Matej Pleško
RSL > Budamar 193 581 in Bratislava in May 2023 © Matej Pleško

To be continued…