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December 22, 2010

Railpool is first to buy Vectron locomotives

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GERMAN leasing company, Railpool, is the first company to purchase Siemens' new Vectron locomotive launched at InnoTrans. Railpool has ordered six 6.4MW ac electric locomotives for an undisclosed sum.
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The 200km/h units will used to haul passenger and freight trains in Germany and Austria. Each four-axle Vectron will weigh 87 tonnes. Delivery will start in mid-2012.
Vectron is available in multi-system, ac or dc electric and diesel-electric versions and is the successor to Siemens' Eurosprinter and Eurorunner locomotives.
Photo shows from left: Mr Jens Chlebowski and Mr Jörn Sens of Siemens and Dr Walter Breinl and Mr Thorsten Lehnert of Railpool.

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