New locomotives on lease and order in early 2024

New locomotives on lease and order in early 2024
© ELL

The beginning of this year marked several new leases and a purchase order of new electric locomotives in Europe.


Starting with the purchase order, Fenniarail, a Finnish private rail freight operator, ordered two more Siemens Vectron locomotives.

© Fenniarail 
© Fenniarail 

After the delivery of the first locomotive in the autumn of 2023, locomotives from the new order will arrive at the beginning of 2026. Just like the initial locomotives, the two additional ones will also be equipped with a diesel power module for shunting.

ELL: Vectrons for Flixtrain and LTG Cargo Polska

© ELL
© ELL

European Locomotive Leasing (ELL) has successfully started the lease of more locomotives. While the ones in ELL’s corporate livery remain undercover, some customers highlight their leases with new coats. So is the contract in the passenger rail segment for German Flixtrain. The latest two locomotives were leased to LTG Cargo Polska, also featuring a special blossoming yellow livery.

Railpool: Vectrons for OST-WEST Logistic Poland

© OST-WEST Logistic Poland
© OST-WEST Logistic Poland

Following the lease of Vectron from Cargounit, OST-WEST Logistic Poland leased two more of these locomotives, this time, from Railpool.

Akiem: Traxxes for Medway Italia

© Medway Italia 
© Medway Italia 

The fleet of Medway Italia has also increased recently, when two Akiem’s DC Traxx locomotives were leased to the operator in the hands of the shipping giant, MSC.

ELP: Handover of Euro9000ss to BBL Logistik and lease of EuroDual to BM Bahndienste

© ELP
© ELP

BBL Logistik, active in construction logistics, already operates four EuroDual locomotives from the European Loc Pool (ELP). In January, the leasing company handed over two Euro9000 locomotives to this operator and it will hand over one more EuroDual in 2024.

© ELP
© ELP

ELP has also signed a new customer: BM Bahndienste. This five-year-old operator, also active in construction logistics, but also traction and rail freight services, will lease one EuroDual locomotive in a full-service contract. It is also a symbolic locomotive, as it is the 100th locomotive to be leased from ELP.

Traktion4Rent: Class 155 locomotive to Budamar West

© Traktion4Rent
© Traktion4Rent

German company Traktion4Rent leased one of its six Class 155 locomotives in Germany to Budamar West. The leasing company also successfully leased two diesel locomotives of Class 216 and Class 232 to other operators. 

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