Locomotive of the North

Karel Novak, Published on 10/03/2023
Locomotive of the North

Railcare's Lokverkstad has been commissioned to Nordic adapt five Traxx locomotives for the leasing company Beacon Rail. The project is worth approximately SEK 12 million and will be carried out during the first two quarters of 2023.

Railcare will install the ATC2 safety system, adapt the locomotives to Nordic conditions and manage the approval process with the European Railway Agency (ERA). The approved locomotives will then be leased by Beacon Rail to Railcare's transport operations.

"We have undertaken a number of projects for Beacon Rail in 2022 and have developed a good relationship with them. Fortunately, this has led to renewed trust," says Patrik Söderholm, operations manager at Railcare Lokverkstad, and continues: "Thanks to these previous projects, we now have the opportunity to arrange a complete solution for Beacon Rail, which will be significant for our transport operations".

The Traxx locomotives have been used in Europe. However, in order to run reliably in Sweden and function well in Nordic conditions, several modifications are required in addition to the installation of ATC2. The first locomotive has already been modified and will soon be put into trial operation, which will form the basis for approval by the ERA. The remaining four locomotives will then be modified continuously until the summer.



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