Akiem is a rolling stock leasing company from France and is part of the SNCF Geodis group. In 2011, the company acquired seven unused JT42CWRM locomotives, which would originally enter service for Veolia Cargo SAS (77501-77503) as order 20078941 and Crossrail Benelux (77504-77507) as 20078920.
However, plans changed, leaving left all seven units unused in The Netherlands, where they had arrived from Canada and were prepared for use by NedTrain. All units were delivered with train protection systems for Germany, Belgium and France. After being delivered to Akiem, all units were immediately leased to VFLI, also part of the SNCF Geodis group.
|Order date: __.__.2011|
|Delivery date: 20.06.2011|
|1st batch (20078920)|
|4 locomotives (originally for Crossrail Benelux)|
|> Designation: 77504 - 77507|
|2nd batch (20078941)|
|3 locomotives (originally for Veolia Cargo)|
|> Designation: 77501 - 77503|
Fleet list - JT42CWRM
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