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Transrail Re 421

Martin Baumann
 

Transrail have bought 421 387 and 421 393

The vehicle keeper is listed as International Rolling Stock Investment GmbH

and the full numbers are

91 85 4421 387-2 CH-IRSI

91 85 4421 393-0 CH-IRSI

This is a further sign of the mismanagement of the SBB Cargo Fleet. They are scrapping rather than overhauling Re 4/4 II and selling others yet are so short of power for their own trains that they have been leasing up to five SBB-P locos at one time

csipromo
 

Yes, but in regards to the 5 loks that they have been leasing from SBB-P, how many Re 421 (SBBC) are being used daily on SBB-P EC runs to Lindau or Singen?
If SBBC still had use of those Re421, they would not need most of the SBB-P leases.

The problem is that it is cheaper to lease new loks than to update existing models safety and control systems.

Regards

Mike C

csipromo
 

It seems that at least 387 has already gone into service pulling some of this year's crop of sugar beet loads. Last year, the consortium leased loks from BLS and SRT, but this year, it seems like RailAdventure (Re 6/6), Transrail (Re 421) and WRS are the big winners.

Regards

Mike C

Guerbetaler
 

Am 22.09.2019 um 16:03 schrieb csipromo via Groups.Io:
It seems that at least 387 has already gone into service pulling
some of this year's crop of sugar beet loads. [...] this year, it
seems like RailAdventure (Re 6/6), Transrail (Re 421) and WRS are the
big winners.
Georg Trüb posted a picture:
<https://www.railpictures.net/photo/710554/>

Markus, Gürbetal

csipromo
 

On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 05:16 PM, Guerbetaler wrote:


https://www.railpictures.net/photo/710554/
I had only seen these two photos:

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/710464/
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/710366/

Regards

Mike C