November 15, 2013

Founder of Floyd sets up Fox Rail

Written by  Ferenc Joo
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One of the Fox Rail Sulzers at the Romanian border station of Curtici on  November 3, prior to entering Hungary. One of the Fox Rail Sulzers at the Romanian border station of Curtici on November 3, prior to entering Hungary. Pál Orvos

THE founder of Hungary's first open-access railfreight operator Floyd, Mr András Bogdán, has set up a new railway company called Fox Rail after selling his shares in Floyd earlier this year.

The new company has purchased four second-hand diesel locomotives from Romania comprising two type 060-DA Sulzer six-axle and two type LDH-125 four-axle diesel locomotives. The first three are already in Hungary and the last one will arrive before the end of the year.

Fox Rail is initially using its locomotives to provide traction services not just to final customers but also to other train operators. Fox Rail also hopes to win regular traffic flows and therefore plans to purchase second-hand electric locomotives.

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