posted on 27th Aug 2015 08:27
Deliveries of the 18 TRAXX F140 MSes ordered by Railpool are progressing well. Most are being used in Germany, but two have been hired by the Polish operator Transchem of Włocławek and one by the Czech operator Unipetrol Doprava (UniDo), being the first modern member of the latter company's fleet. UniDo is only the second Czech-based operator, after METRANS Rail, which has hired TRAXXes, in this case 186 432. During a familiarisation spell, starting in early July, it was used only to haul trains between the operator's parent concern Unipetrol's factories in Litvínov (near Most) and Kralupy nad Vltavou, where UniDo also has its bases. Starting in September it will be used on other routes, mainly on the Děčín to Břeclav corridor across the Czech Republic. This photo, taken on 20 July 2015, shows 186 432 piloting UniDo’s Class 753.7 diesel, heading a train bound for Kralupy nad Vltavou, leaving Most-Kopisty. Here trains originating at the Litvínov factory are handed over to operators on the public network.