All Electric loco articles

  • Traxx_Locomotives_Polo_Mercitalia
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    Mercitalia orders electric locos

    2022-09-28T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Mercitalia has ordered a further 20 Alstom Traxx DC3 electric locomotives for delivery in 2024. The firm order announced on September 20 has been placed using an option on a December 2017 contract for 40 locos, all of which have now been delivered. The locos ...

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    Alpha Trains orders 15 locomotives

    2022-09-24T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Alpha Trains has ordered a further 15 Vectron MS electric locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The latest order announced on September 22 has been placed within a November 2021 framework agreement and covers 200 km/h 6·4 MW locomotives. It will increase the Alpha Trains ...

  • CRRC loco for Hungary at InnoTrans 2022
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    Hungarian hybrid is ready to roll

    2022-09-20T15:28:00Z

    INNOTRANS: The Bison pre-series multi-system electric freight locomotives developed by CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Loco for Rail Cargo Hungaria are envisaged as the basis for a multi-system cross-border modular locomotive family, the company told Railway Gazette at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin. The TSI-certified Bo-Bo locomotives are designed ...

  • RTB Cargo has signed a 10-year agreement to lease four battery-electric shunting and medium-distance locomotives from Northrail, which will provide full maintenance.
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    Battery-electric locomotive lease signed

    2022-09-09T09:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: RTB Cargo has signed a 10-year agreement to lease four battery-electric shunting and medium-distance locomotives from Northrail, which will provide full maintenance. The Vossloh Rolling Stock DM20-EBB locomotives are intended to operate in the Port of Rotterdam and its hinterland, and will be able to ...

  • Siemens Mobility generic Vectron locomotive
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    Akiem orders the 1 500th Vectron locomotive

    2022-08-31T10:47:00Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Akiem has awarded Siemens Mobility a firm order to supply 65 Vectron AC and Vectron MS electric locomotives from mid-2024. The 6·4 MW locos for use on cross-border freight and fast passenger services will have a maximum speed of either 200 or 230 ...

  • MRCE Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotive
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    MRCE orders locos for future cross-border needs

    2022-08-19T13:55:00Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe has placed a firm order for Siemens Mobility to supply 14 Vectron Multi System locomotives. The 6·4 MW locos with a maximum speed of 160 km/h will be fitted with ETCS and national train control systems enabling operating in ...

  • ČD Cargo Class 383 Siemens Vectron MS electric locomotive.
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    ČD Cargo orders locomotives

    2022-08-03T14:30:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: ČD Cargo has signed a contract for Siemens Mobility to supply 10 Vectron MS electric locomotives with the A54 country package, a maximum speed of 160 km/h and ETCS Baseline 3. The multi-system locomotives will be approved for operation in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, ...

  • SBB Cargo Siemens Mobility Vectron design study
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    SBB Cargo Vectron order

    2022-07-15T11:25:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Reichmuth & Co Investment Management’s LokRoll 3 business has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply and maintain 35 Vectron AC electric locomotives which Northrail will lease to SBB Cargo for eight years from 2024. The locos are to be equipped ...

  • SBB Cargo International Vectron locos (Photo Siemens Mobility)
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    Vectron locos ordered with XLoad to increase Alpine capacity

    2022-07-04T11:20:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: SüdLeasing has placed an order for Siemens Mobility to supply and maintain 20 Vectron multisystem locomotives equipped with the XLoad package to increase the locos’ haulage capability. The 160 km/h locos will be delivered from early 2024 and leased by SBB Cargo International under a ...

  • Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives
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    Geopolitical risks increase demand for multisystem locomotives

    2022-07-04T10:53:00Z

    POLAND: Cargounit has ordered a further five Siemens Mobility Vectron MS electric locomotives for delivery in 2023-24.

  • GTS Rail Bombardier Traxx
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    GTS Rail targets Iberia

    2022-06-15T05:12:00Z

    ITALY: GTS Rail has announced a €74m order for Alstom to supply 20 Traxx DC3 locomotives, which will take its fleet to 48 locos, and has said it is looking to enter the Spanish and Portuguese freight markets. GTS Iberia has been established to develop new ...

  • Rail Cargo Hungaria CRRC electric-battery shunter
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    CRRC electric-battery shunting locomotive arrives in Hungary

    2022-05-27T12:46:00Z

    HUNGARY: The first of two electric-battery shunting locomotives developed by CRRC Zhuzhou for Rail Cargo Hungaria has been delivered for testing, approval and commissioning. Rail Cargo Hungaria currently uses diesel locomotives owned by MÁV-Start for shunting. In an effort to reduce its costs and emissions, in ...

  • BHEL 6000 hp WAG-9H electric locomotive
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    Indian power company orders high-horsepower electric locomotives

    2022-04-28T08:49:00Z

    INDIA: Power generation company NTPC Ltd has ordered six electric locomotives from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd for materials handling operations at the Lara Super Thermal Power Station in the Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh. Opened in 2019-20, the 1·6 GW power plant uses coal delivered by rail ...

  • SBB Re460 locomotive (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    Electric loco refurbishment programme completed

    2022-04-24T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has completed a five-year programme to refurbish its fleet of 119 Re460 electric locomotives. The 230 km/h multi-purpose locos rated at 6·1 MW were supplied by SLM and ABB in 1992-96. They are currently used to haul EW IV single-deck and IC2000 ...

  • CD Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotive impression
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    ČD orders 230 km/h Vectron locomotives

    2022-03-31T12:01:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: National operator ČD has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply 50 Vectron MS multi-system electric locomotives suitable for hauling international passenger trains at up to 230 km/h. The locomotives are to be produced at Siemens Mobility’s München-Allach factory for delivery from December 2025. ...

  • Sinara 3ES8 Malakhit locomotive
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    Electric locomotive incorporates domestic technology

    2022-03-23T09:04:00Z

    RUSSIA: Ural Locomotives has unveiled its first 3ES8 Malakhit three-section 3 kV DC electric locomotive, which is intended as the basis for a new generation of electric locomotives incorporating domestic technology. Domestically designed and manufactured technology includes the asynchronous traction drive developed ...

  • The first of four former Austrian Federal Railways Class 1014 electric locomotives purchased by Yapı Merkezi has been shipped to Tanzania
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    Austrian locomotives head for Tanzania

    2022-03-07T12:00:00Z

    TANZANIA: The first of four former Austrian Federal Railways Class 1014 electric locomotives purchased by Turkish construction company Yapı Merkezi has been shipped to Tanzania for use in testing the Dar es Salaam – Morogoro standard gauge line now nearing completion. Locomotive 1014 014 was delivered ...

  • Azerbaijan freight loco deliveries completed (2)
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    Azerbaijan freight loco deliveries completed

    2022-02-12T05:00:00Z

    AZERBAIJAN: The EKZ electric locomotive manufacturing joint venture of Alstom and Transmashholding has delivered the last of 40 Prima T8 AZ8A heavy freight locos which were ordered by national railway ADY in 2014. Assembled at Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan, the 25 tonne axleload twin-section freight locomotives have ...

  • France and Ukraine have finalised financing agreements for Alstom to supply 130 electric freight locomotives to national railway Ukrzaliznytsia
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    Ukraine and France finalise electric locomotive financing

    2022-02-11T15:49:00Z

    UKRAINE: France and Ukraine have finalised financing agreements for Alstom to supply 130 electric freight locomotives to national railway Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced during a joint press conference when his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron visited Kyiv on February 8. Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said ...

  • SNCB Alstom Traxx locomotive impression
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    Framework contract agreed for 50 passenger locomotives

    2022-02-01T15:10:00Z

    BELGIUM: National passenger operator SNCB has awarded Alstom a framework contract for the supply of up to 50 third-generation Traxx electric locomotives, with a €120m firm order for an initial 24 to be delivered from 2026. The 200 km/h locomotives are be used on domestic and cross-border ...