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Complicated Operation Of ČD's Ex-WLC Tauruses
Complicated Operation Of ČD's Ex-WLC Tauruses

During December, ČD began using the first of four Class 1216 locomotives that were purchased from Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo in 2021.

1216 952 Hauled First Trains For ČD
1216 952 Hauled First Trains For ČD

On 9 December 2021, the first of the four Tauruses purchased by ČD from WLC was put into passenger service.

WLC Tauruses Purchased By ČD Reached Their New Home
WLC Tauruses Purchased By ČD Reached Their New Home

On 29 September 2021, locomotives 1216 951 - 954, which ČD bought from Wiener Lokalbahn Cargo, arrived in the Czech Republic. 

RSSB 2022 (August)
Four WLC Tauruses Soon With ČD
Four WLC Tauruses Soon With ČD

The four Type ES64U4 Eurosprinters which ČD decided to acquire from Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo are being prepared for a handover to their new owner. 

Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo Enters Czech Network
Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo Enters Czech Network

In February 2021, Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo (WLC) expanded to the Czech network, this being the third country in which it operates under its own license, following Austria and Germany.

Vectron (Again) On Test In Austria
Vectron (Again) On Test In Austria

In the second half of August 2020, a new test programe with a Vectron took place in Austria - this time with 193 780.

ČD Cargo
Both ČD Tauruses In Regular Service
Both ČD Tauruses In Regular Service

On 8 April, the second of the two ČD's Class 1216 locomotives entered regular service. 

First ex-RTS Taurus Of ČD In Regular Service
First ex-RTS Taurus Of ČD In Regular Service

Today, one of the two Class 1216 locomotives purchased by ČD from RTS Rail Transport Service in August 2019 entered regular service.

1216 903 Again In The Czech Republic
1216 903 Again In The Czech Republic

On 31 January 2020 Taurus 1216 903, now belonging to ČD, was sent from Linz to Praha.

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First ex-RTS Taurus In ČD Livery
First ex-RTS Taurus In ČD Livery

Today 1216 902, one of the two ex-RTS Tauruses, left in...

The RTS Tauruses In The Czech Republic
The RTS Tauruses In The Czech Republic

In late August, ČD announced it purchased two Type ES64U4 Tauruses from the Austrian operator RTS Rail Transport Service at a cost of around 5.6...

First Taurus Ready For Italian Railjet Services
  • 23rd Feb 2016 09:19
First Taurus Ready For Italian Railjet Services
ÖBB is preparing for railjet services to Italy, with the first built rake of concerning stock making test runs on the Austrian network. The first...
Rail Cargo Carrier - Slovakia Moves First Regular Freight
  • 27th Nov 2015 09:58
Rail Cargo Carrier - Slovakia Moves First Regular Freight
On 25 November 2015 Rail Cargo Carrier - Slovakia, the Slovakian licensed operator of the Rail Cargo Group, moved its first regular commercial...
Slovakia Allows ES64U2 Test Operation
  • 8th Jul 2015 06:43
Slovakia Allows ES64U2 Test Operation
On 15 June 2015, permission for test commercial operation, valid until 15 June 2016, was granted for ES64U2-061, 073 and 074 by Dopravný úrad. The...
Germany To Turkey Through Balkans Haulage By Rail Cargo Group
  • 18th Apr 2014 12:34
Germany To Turkey Through Balkans Haulage By Rail Cargo Group
On 5 April 2014 the Rail Cargo Group (RCG) started using its own motive power in Romania and Bulgaria for its freight services which were...