Fennia Rail (formerly Proxion Train), VR Group's competitor, has bought 3 refurbished locomotives:http://www.fenniarail.fi/news.html
Fennia Rail Oy has made a supply agreement for three diesel locomotives with the Czech CZ Loko a.s. Locomotives will be delivered to Fennia Rail in the fall of next year, and the company will then start freight transport on the Finnish rail network.
“The long uncertainty of the availability of railway rolling stock suited for Finnish conditions has come to an end. Our Czech partner has built locomotives for 160 years and has experience in building those for different climate conditions and track gauges. With these locomotives we can start freight transport on the Finnish railways in 2015”, says Kimmo Rahkamo, CEO of Fennia Rail.
The combustion engines will be manufactured by Caterpillar and will fulfill modern emission regulations. They will have the highest traction capacity and lowest emissions of any diesel locomotive in Finland.
“Our operations are based on environmental friendliness, safety and economic efficiency, with which we offer a competitive mode of transport for Finnish industries – straight connections to ports, for example”, says Petri Lempiäinen, Fennia Rail’s chairman of the board.
Engine power: 1550 kW
Traction: Diesel-electric (AC/DC)
Max tractive force 391 kN
Max speed: 90 km/h
Weight: 120 t
Length: 17.3 m
Well then, we need to draw, do some sounds and add that locomotive too eventually
Congrats to Fennia Rail! According to some sources, they will be also using (renting) SeaRail wagons for their initial services.
Last six-axle locomotive operating on commercial traffic in Finland was Dr13 and they were phased out of service by 2000. So first time of six-axle at commercial traffic in fifteen years. Additionally it will become the most powerful commercially operating locomotive in Finland, in terms of tractive effort.