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Some Alpha Train's TRAXXes in new services

posted on 26th Nov 2023 13:25

In Belgium, Alpha Trains is getting back the TRAXXes that are freeing up on the routes where the new ICNG EMUs are starting to take over the service (in Holland). The locomotives loose their blue and yellow colors and are getting the normal Alpha Trains colors.

186 111 was the first ex-NS locomotive in Alpha Trains colors for a freight operator in Belgium, running for RTB CARGO BELGIUM. Subsequently 186 114, 115 and 116 have turned up on Belgian rails (186 114 for Crossrail, 186 115 and 116 for DB Cargo). The locomotives will be switching from one operator to another very quickly, like it happened already with 186 111 from RTB CARGO BELGIUM to Crossrail.

The respective TRAXXes are being painted at the Zaanstraat (Amsterdam) workshop of NS Service, and some works are being done at Alstom‘s Brugge facility, which is the maintenance spot for TRAXXes.

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