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Reviews, technical specifications, new contracts… Yes, we are bringing you all this in our upcoming Expert articles. But before we begin, let’s just have a relaxing stroll at the fair. This article will be updated accordingly, so make sure you visit back.
We’ll start with the highlights, sharing our first impressions with pictures. These are mostly locomotives, of course. Let’s first have a look at the Japanese hybrid demonstrator, which was unveiled today:
The HDB 800 (Expert review coming soon):
Toshiba HDB 800 – general view – Photo: Simon Wijnakker
The locomotive has its own ‘engine display’, so no need to open doors to look at the engine. How cool is that?
DB V90 + Toshiba = HELMS (Expert review coming soon)More hybrid innovation from Toshiba. This time it’s the Hybrid-Electro-Mechanical-Shunter (HELMS). It has a number: 1094 001:
Another look at the HELMS 1094 001 of DB Cargo Photo: Simon Wijnakker
‘This is green’:
Transport Logistic is all about cargoOf course, Transport Logistic’s specialty is not only about locomotives. Here we have a colorful, artsy container, which looks strangely familiar. It does remind us a lot of Noah’s train, which is also in Munich currently.
A Noah’s Train container? – Photo: Simon Wijnakker
‘I Am European’Speaking of Noah’s Train, we see a familiar Vectron livery from DB. Look further into the ‘desert’ background on this picture, and you’ll notice that ‘I am European’ branding:
A familiar Vectron in the desert…”I am European” – Photo: Simon Wijnakker
Let’s have a closer look, shall we?
DB Cargo Vectron 193 962 – ‘I am European’Earlier, we had Vectron 193 361 debuting that European livery. Now, we see 193 963 wearing it:
Vectron 193 962 ‘I am European’ – Photo: Simon Wijnakker
THE ‘ELLorean’Of course, this is a professional trade fair. But everybody wants to have fun as well. And it looks like TX Logistik and ELL have prepared a little something for that occasion. A fully equipped rock scene with an ‘ELLorean’ on stage. Sign me up!
Coming soon: the ELLorian! Photo: Simon Wijnakker
The DeLorean of Kombi VerkehrAnd it looks like Back to the future is quite trendy this year! There is a real-size DeLorean car inside the fair. Check it out at Kombi Verkehr’s booth:
The DeLorean of Kombi Verkehr – Photo: Simon Wijnakker
Vectron Dual Mode 248 002 reporting for dutyAh yes, it seems like it was yesterday when we reported the first appearance of Vectron Dual Mode 001, as well as its tests in the Czech Republic. Now, we see the second locomotive of the 248 series at the trade fair. Psst, we already showed you that one while it was still under construction at Siemens’ plant in Munich-Allach.
A close up of the second Vectron Dual Mode 248 002 – Photo: Simon Wijnakker
Do you remember the eye-catching demo model presentation that Siemens showed us at the InnoTrans last year? Well, it’s here as well:
The Vectron Dual Mode demonstration model – Photo: Simon Wijnakker
The DM20 concept by VosslohTrade fairs are always a good place to spot those early creations that might (or might not) be brought to life eventually. The DM20 electric locomotive is one of them:
A concept locomotive by Vossloh: DM 20 – Photo: Simon Wijnakker
RTB Cargo in 1:87Seeing locomotives in real life is always exciting, but experiencing an HO replica is fascinating as well. Here, we see an ELL > RTB Cargo Vectron, pulling a container train. Did you know that Railcolor Design made the visuals for those containers?
ELL > RTB Cargo train in 1:87 – Photo: Simon Wijnakker
Smartron Number TwoYet another Siemens locomotive at the show. It is the second Smartron demonstrator, the 192 002:
Smartron 192 002 Photo: Simon Wijnakker – Photo: Simon Wijnakker
DB Schenker & Einride’s Autonomous TruckRemember: it’s not all about railways. Here we see a true innovation in road transport. This is the autonomous truck, developed by Einride of Sweden for DB Schenker:
The autonomous truck for DB Schenker by Einride – Photo: Simon Wijnakker
A Bo’Bo’ Transmontana?CER Cargo is handing out these super cute paper models of their ‘Transmontana’ series 610 1XX. Interestingly, the one on the picture below, has 4 axles instead of 6:
A paper model of CER Cargo 610 100 – Photo: Simon Wijnakker
This article first appeared on railcolornews.com
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