Preview of the Railvolution 2/2016

Russian TRAXX Visits Shcherbinka
Between 1 and 3 June 2016, Sochi will host the 11th International Rail Business Forum 1520 Strategic Partnership. A large collection of news from Russia and other CIS countries includes also an item about the Russian TRAXX.
2EV120-001 on the Shcherbinka test circuit on 29 April.
Photo: Scrinoid
RegioJet Consolidates Progress
In 2015 RegioJet recorded substantial patronage increases and an operating profit, but in consequence is finding that its present rolling stock and certain infrastructure capacity characteristics are not quite tailored to proposed service expansions.
The photo, taken on on 28 February 2016, shows 193 227, which had just worked RJ 405 from Bratislava to Košice.
Photo: Tomáš Kuchta
All ex-SNCB Class 12 Electrics In The Czech Republic
On 10 April 2013 one of the SNCB locomotives, 1203, arrived in the Czech Republic. Its rebuilding is scheduled for completion in late May or early June 2016. While 1203 was being rebuilt CZ LOKO received enquiries from a number of clients expressing interest in hiring the Class 12s, thus prompting the company to purchase the remaining 11.
The photo was taken in the ČMŽO Přerov works on 31 March, showing 1203 alongside ČD’s electric 100.003.
Photo: Tomáš Kuchta
New 950 mm Gauge DMUs In Sardegna
In March 2014 Azienda Regionale Sarda Trasporti awarded Stadler a contract, including maintenance for four years, for four two-car Type ADeS DMUs for the 950 mm gauge lines from Sassari to Alghero and Sorso. Deliveries took place in autumn 2015, all trains being present on the island by late November and realising authorisation test runs.
ADeS01 passing through Punta-Moro on 24 November 2015.
Photo: Antonello Foddai
Class Gmf 4/4 234 Diesel Locomotives In Service
On 24 March 2016 RhB’s new Class Gmf 4/4 234 locomotives were awarded definitive authorisation by BAV for regular operation, also when in multiple and hauling the snow blowers. We offer readers a look at their final testing phase and their future use.
A test train formed by 28702 (now 23402) and Allegra EMU 3515 near Morteratsch on its way to the Bernina Pass on 26 February 2015.
Photo: Robert Hack
Revitalising Gmunden’s Tramway
The arrival of eight new Tramlinks from the Stadler Rail València factory will assist in the transformation of Austria’s shortest, steepest and oldest surviving tramway system into a modern StadtRegioTram network. Three more Tramlinks are destined for the Attergaubahn, which links Vöcklamarkt with Attersee.
Tramlink 123 between Eisengattern and Karl z’Neuhub on the Vorchdorf line on 31 March 2016.
Photo: Stern & Hafferl
And much more!
Cover of 2/2016

Features: KZ4AT 0003, which entered commercial service in Kazakhstan in April 2015.