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Eberspaecher will become the preferred exhaust technology partner for Bombardier’s new Traxx multi-engine platform. The cooperation agreement between Bombardier Transportation and the Esslingen based company covers the development and production of exhaust systems for up to 200 Traxx multi-engine locomotives.


The complete press statement includes a new rendering of the multi engine Traxx. In 2012 Bombardier will start first trials with this new multi-engine concept. Delivery of the first unit is expected for 2013.


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TRAXX DE ME: Deutsche Bahn
On 02.11.2011, the first two Euro4000 diesel-electric locomotives for the Israelian railways arrived in their new home country. The image shows both units while unloading and their stay at Haifa depot the next day. - CM

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EURO 4000: IR
Since today, PCW's ER 20-2007 has a new livery and a new PCW fleet number: no.7.
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ER 20: ER20 2007 / PCW 7
That goes really fast, ordered in March 2011, now already on its way to Israel; Vossloh Euro4000. Our thanks goes out to Angel Olivares Sáiz.

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EURO 4000: IR
In the mean while, the second EuroRunner for IntEgro, has been restyled. The basic white livery is gone and replaced by the blue and green. Unlike IntEgro 223 144, the new locomotive has a blue frame. - DdP
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ER 20: IntEgro
Some nice shots of the brand new EuroRunner in the livery of Adria Transport; 2016 920. At this moment the 920 helps out with the passenger services of the GKB, check this link. - HP
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ER 20: Adria Transport
2011-06-30 - [FR] Europorte 4005
Last week we brought some news about the Europorte 4006. Its sister, the 4005 is now also part of the Europorte fleet. Maybe you remember it a DE 39 in test-service of the HGK in Germany. Some images from the 4005, without large service numbers, in St. Jory Triage near Toulouse. - TL
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EURO 4000: Europorte
Last week, Adria Transport got its new EuroRunner: Siemens 21405 - Adria Transport 2016 920.
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ER 20: Adria Transport
Since 16.06.2011, Vossloh 2510 / Europorte 4006 has a name: Alesia. It is the name of the place where Jules Cesar battled Vercingetorix, in September, 52 BC. Nowadays the place Les Laumes is situated in that area (around 60 km from Dijon on the route to Paris) and it will be home base for the 4006. The locomotive will be used for cereal transport in the region. - SA
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EURO 4000: Europorte
Three impressions of former Siemens demonstrator ER 20-2007. Since 12.05.2011 it is property of Siemens' Prüfcenter in Wegberg-Wildenrath. It has been in service for Siemens a demonstration and evaluation vehicle for exactly four years. - KAR
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ER 20: ER20 2007 / PCW 7


During the past week, first dynamic trials have been completed with the Vectron DE. RTS Austria is responsible for the traction of the test-train, that visited the Westbahn and the line between Innsbruck and Ötztal Bahnhof. New is the Interfleet sticker on the side of the DE.


(CT/DSO)


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Vectron DE
After a long stay Kassel, Railpool 185 671 is now modified for running in Scandinavia, being hired to TX Logistik. - The delivery of the ALP-46A series has been completed. All 36 units from the two latest batches in are in service. - Nice shot of LTE 2016 909 with historic unit 830 004-8. - Although being for sale, the 481 001 and 002 still run for AWT - Freightliner PL now hires Traxx locomotives, for example E186 244.
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ER 20: 2016
During the past week, Czech operator Metrans has executed several trial runs on foreign ground with their new EuroRunners. On 08.05.2011, Metrans 761 001 and 002 arrived with a container train at Dunajská Streda [SK]. From there they made a trip to Rajka [HU]. At Rajka they inspected by the Hungarian railway authority, completed trial runs at vmax between Hegyeshalom and Budapest and did a break distance test.

Metrans wants to deploy its EuroRunners between Praha-Uhřiněves and Dunajská Streda, beginning in June 2011. Secondly, it is possible that the 761s will also run to the terminals at Lípa nad Dřevnicí (nearby Zlín, CZ) and Budapest. Operations in Slovenia (Koper) and Austria are under consideration. On 04.05.2011, 761 002 made a test run to Lipa.

BTW: The third locomotive, 761 003, still awaits approval for the Czech Republic. Then it will go to Hungary too. - JP/JS/Zelpage

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ER 20: METRANS

In 2014, the Südostbayernbahn (SOB) will get eight 4-engine Traxx DE locomotives for passenger services. Edit: It is not clear if this is the second order for this type of locomotive, or a selection from the twenty units ordered by DB Regio on 18.04.2011.


At the Transport&Logistics fair, Bombardier spread leaflets with the main technical parameters of the future 4-engine locomotives. It will get four Caterpillar C18 engines with a 2256 kW in total. On the question, if the new units will get the new front-design as presented with the AC3-version, Bombardier answered that the DB favors the current Traxx design, which is more similar to what they already have (Baureihe 185).


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TRAXX DE ME: Deutsche Bahn
Almost missed it, but on 11.05.2011, the two EuroRunners for Cargo Trans Vagon (CTV) from Romania started their journey to their new home country: some nice impressions.. The serbice numbers of these units are 2016 750 and 751.
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ER 20: CTV
As a result of its international trade strategy Vossloh España has closed a deal with the operator Europorte which will result in an order for twelve EURO 4000 locomotives that will be used to transport goods by freight. The order has been placed with Eurosco, a subsidiary of Europorte responsible for the management of rolling stock.

Europorte, which is the rail freight subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel, will receive delivery in May of the first two EURO 4000, designed and assembled in the Vossloh España plant in Albuixech (Valencia). The ten remaining locomotives will be delivered during the second half of 2012. Thanks to this investment Europorte will be able to rationalise its fleet, improve its productivity and reliability, and reduce its maintenance costs.

The complete text here.

update: Railcolor comment: Two of six EURO 4000 locomotives for normal gauge, originally built for Alpha Trains, are still not delivered. We know these as 4005 and 4006 (see images). The 4005 is known for its stay at the HGK during the past months. The 4006 was photographed yesterday near the French/Spanish border.

The other ten have to be planned from scratch, so that takes until 2012.

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EURO 4000: Europorte
First image for our project of the recently delivered 223 143. The machine, property of LHG Service Gesellschaft mbH (SG) from Lübeck (DE). - RGS
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ER 20: SG

It was already hanging in the air this weekend, but now its official: A framework order for up to 200 4-engine Traxx DE locomotives with the Deutsche Bahn


Bombardier Transportation is taking the Traxx DE to a next level. With the German railways (Deutsche Bahn) a nine-year framework agreement is closed for the delivery of up to 200 locomotives.


Big news is the propulsion-concept of the new generation of diesel locomotives for the DB: it's four smaller 'rugged, heavy-duty industrial diesel engines' with 540 kW each. They offer a more efficient, fuel-saving, environmental friendly alternative to the singe-engine solution. The sub-contractor for the engines is not mentioned, but think of an engine-type that is also used for freight trucks. They are mass-produced...


The picture included in the press-statement shows us a familiar looking locomotive, as the body design is still identical to that of the current Traxx DE products. But looking at the roof construction and the under-frame installations, it is different. The two separate hatches on its side are the best clue for its inside innovations.


For sure, this design can and mos likely will change for future orders. It's a framework agreement for nine (!) years, so there is still a lot possible, passenger service, freight service, and a lot will change in the near future, who knows what kind of locomotive is needed in 2020?


Bombardier now can work towards the first fixed order; 20 units with a top speed of 160 kph for the passenger services of DB Regio. An order worth €62m euro, and delivery will start mid-2013. As always, assembly will take place in Kassel, the bodies come from Wroclaw in Poland and the bogies are to be built in Siegen, Germany.


The DB choosing Bombardier for this order is not illogical, they already have an extensive fleet of Traxx locomotives: 145 series (80), 185.1/2 series (399), 186 series (65), 146.0/1/2 (110 in total), and the 27 recently ordered Traxx ACs for DB's InterCity services.


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TRAXX DE ME: Deutsche Bahn

A lot of trials today. First the next DB Schenker 186: no. 329 on its maiden run to Fulda - Then Bombardier testing its pantographs under 1500 kV catenary with Traxx MS units 186 184 and 186 - The new RTS 2016 908 - Then we see Siemens 183 701 before or after the press presentation of the Train of Ideas in Hamburg-Altona. - Metrans 761 002 on trial in the Czech Republic.
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ER 20: RTSER 20: METRANS
In February and March 2011, the 145 030, 253 014, and 253 015 of the Pressnitztalbahn all got new promotional vinyls. An overview:

145 030: side 1 - Dietel Fenster, side 2 - „Rasender Roland“ (Rügensche Bäderbahn)
253 014: "Pressnitztalbahn" on one side
253 015: „Rasender Roland“ (Rügensche Bäderbahn) on one side - SC

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ER 20: Pressnitztalbahn
There it is, the fourth EuroRunner for RTS from Austria, finally filling the gap in between the 2016 907 and 909! The new machine however is not painted in the RTS colours orange and silver (yet), although there was plenty of time to do so..

The designated 2016 908 arrived at the Swietelsky workshop-facilities near Fischamend yesterday. Coming from Munich, it hauled a short train, together with 2143.077, of conveyor belt- and ballast-carriages. Possibly it will get its RTS livery in the Autumn of 2011, but that information is not yet confirmed. - MO/GR/HP

update: At Fischamend, the locomotive is decorated with some provisorial RTS and Swietelsky-logos: picture. This website also states that the 908 will replace a RTS-EuroRunner that is currently being used by the GKB.

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ER 20: RTS
okay, news from last week, but the images are still nice to watch. On 29.03.2011 a classic V200 picked up the third EuroRunner for Metrans, fresh from the paint shop. - SC
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ER 20: METRANS
This weekend, we got several messages about locomotives changing colour. Must be the spring! The big picture shows the new livery of IntEgro 223 144. This unit was delivered in August 2010, but up till now it was anonimously white. And then there is Captrain. The 146 519 has no Nordbank-vinyls anymore. 186 237 turned green. And then there are 189 840 and 841, two Siemens stock locomotives, of which is said that they soon will change livery. - OW/KAR/BW
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ER 20: IntEgro
Rail Transport Service GmbH from Austria will soon expand its fleet. From Linz, Siemens will deliver a third ES64U4-locomotive to the operator: 1216 903.

Same for the number of diesel-electric EuroRunners, with the new 2016 908 their numbers will be raised from three to four. - Siemens

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ER 20: RTS
Today, Metrans from the Czech Republic got its first EuroRunner from Siemens: 761 001-7. - JP
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ER 20: METRANS
On 07.03.2011 several new EuroRunners from the stock production of Neustrelitz were present at Berlin, around the paint shops of Dangelmayr. Three of them just got a fresh livery, the blue and white one being the second unit for Metrans from the Czech Republic (761.002) and the other two units soon to be delivered to CTV from Romania. Metrans will get three units, 761.001 got its paint in the first week of February, the third one will follow soon. - SC
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ER 20: METRANSER 20: CTV
Since the second week of February 2011, the HGK is evaluating an Euro 4000 locomotive from Vossloh in its everyday practice. For ten weeks the 92 87 0004 005-1 D-VE designated machine (we call it 4005 from here) is used for various HGK freight trains. The 4005 is the fifth normal gauge Euro locomotive, originating from Angel Trains order from 2008, that is looking for a new owner. No. 4001-4004 were delivered to Beacon Rail leasing last year, and we still expect a sixth machine to arrive soon... Maybe the HGK and the Euro 4000 are a good combination, that will be clear in May 2011. - IW/PS/AB/KAR
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EURO 4000: Europorte

Vossloh and the Israelian Railways (ISR) continue their close relation. 29 new Euro series locomotives have been ordered by ISR. The deal includes fourteen Euro 4000 units, and fifteen Euro3000 machines. First 4000s will be shipped in November 2011. Delivery of the 3000s Delivery will start in September 2012. For the 3000s there is option for more.


Vossloh/Alstom already delivered numerous diesel engines (the JT42BWs and JT42CWs) to the ISR since the ninetees.


edit: Direct link to Vossloh press statement added, details added


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EURO 4000: IREURO 3200: IR
The K-report forum gives a away a sneak preview of the first EuroRunner for Metrans from the Czech Republic. The first unit will be numbered 761.001.

metrans.eu exploits container terminals and offers all-in intermodal services in Europe. During the Innotrans 2010 fair they made public that they had ordered three EuroRunners from Siemens.

[update]And a second image.

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ER 20: METRANS
From the same news letter:

First EuroRunner for CTV will be handed over to the operator in April 2011. - Siemens

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ER 20: CTV
The website railwayinsider.eu brings us the news that Cargo Trans Vagon (we all know this operator for its blue and yellow 189 700 and 701 locomotives right?) has signed a contract with Siemens in december 2010 for the delivery of two EuroRunner locomotives. Except that they will be used for freight service, no further information is provided. - CV
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ER 20: CTV