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DB confirms order for 130 new Bombardier TRAXX AC3 locomotives

Earlier this year Bombardier Transportation and Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) have signed a frame contract for the delivery of up to 450 electric locomotives by the year 2020. The first call-off of 110 locomotives for DB Schenker Rail and 20 for DB Regio was exercised on 17. June 2013. The locomotives will be delivered from 2015. Read more...
(10000) 2013-06-18 Sources:

DB Regio Oberbayern wins Bavarian Ringzug West/NBS tender - Skoda type 109E electrics for DB

DB Regio Oberbayern has won the tender for the München – Ingolstadt - (NBS High Speed line) – Nürnberg, Augsburg – Treuchtlingen – Nürnberg and Treuchtlingen – Ingolstadt – München lines i Bavaria from December 2016 until 2028. Read more...
(10000) 2013-06-17 Sources:

100 GE-locomotives for Angola

Angola and General Electric (GE) has signed a deal on delivery of 100 new locomotives. The deal was signed for Angola by the director of the Office of Studies, Planning and Statistics of the Transport Ministry, Teresa Muro, while the president and CEO of GE Transportation, Lorenzo Simonelli, did for his firm.(10000) 2013-02-22 Sources:

VR to buy new electric locomotives

Finish state railways VR Group is planning to buy up to 97 electric locomotives to replace the Soviet build class Sr1-locomotives. Read more...
(10000) 2011-10-24

SBB derailment near Olten

A serious collsiosn occured between train 17075 (Basel-Olten) which was being hauled by SBB Cargo Re 4/4 II 11184 and train 17937 (Sissach-Olten via Laufelfingen), an NPZ railcar, on 6th October 2011. Read more...
(10000) 2011-10-06 Sources:

Russian freight loco 2ES5 prototype presented

A prototype electric freight locomotive type 2ES5, designed by the TRTrans joint venture of Alstom and Transmash Holding has been completed at TMH's Novocherkassk workshop. The loco is numbered 2ES5 001. Read more...
(10000) 2011-09-16 Sources:

Rhine derailment

A Hamburg to Stuttgart Intercity train hauled by DB 101 024-8 hit a landslide and derailed near St. Goar, on the Rhein left bank between Koblenz and Mainz on Septemer 11th 2011. Read more...
(10000) 2011-09-12 Sources:

LKAB orders another 4 IORE-locos

LKAB of Sweden ordered another four new double-IORE locomotives from Bombardier on 27. april 2011. The new sections will be numbered 127-134. Read more...
(10000) 2011-04-28 Sources: and Drehscheibe

Trenitalia orders more E464

Trenitalia has ordered 50 more Bombardier Transportation E464 electric locomotives on 27. april 2011, thus exercising the option provided for in the contract signed in 2009 for the supply of 100 locomotives. The contract, worth 127 million euro, brings the number of E464-locomotives ordered by Trenitalia to 688, 570 of which are already in commercial service. Delivery is scheduled between 2012 and 2013. Read more...
(10000) 2011-04-28 Sources: Trenitalia, Bombardier and Lok-Report

Europorte orders twelve EURO 4000 locomotives from Vossloh España

French operator Europorte has ordered 12 EURO 4000 locomotives. 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 the first two EURO 4000 in May 2011. The ten remaining locomotives will be delivered during the second half of 2012. Read more...
(10000) 2011-04-28 Sources: Vossloh press release and

Former German V 200's for sale in Italy

Ferrovie Emilia Romagna (FER), a private railway company operating in the northern Italy, are putting a lot of old locomotives up for sale, including 10 x D.220 (former V 200's of DB), 3 x D.361 (former 060DA of CFR) and 6 x E.640 (former HZ electric locos). Read more...
(10000) 2011-04-27 Sources: Drehscheibe

DB Regio continues to operate S-Bahn Rostock

The S-Bahn regional services around Rostock in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will continue to be operated by DB Regio from December 2012. Read more...
(10000) 2010-07-01 Sources: Lok-report

Siemens reveals new Vectron locomotive platform

Siemens has officially presented the new Vectron platform on a Innotrans Pre-Press Conference in Dûsseldorf and Wegberg-Wildenrath, Germany. Read more...
(10000) 2010-06-29 Sources:, Lok-Report

ALEX 183 001 celebrates Germanys 175 years of Railways

ALEX 183 001 has been unveiled in Schwandorf, sporting an impressive livery celebrating the 175 years of Railways in Germany. The livery has been sponsored by Austrian model railway manufacturer Roco and the operator of the electric Taurus-locomotive, Vogtlandbahn. Read more...
(10000) 2010-06-25 Sources: Drehscheibe, alex

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