The locomotive, which is designated class 1187 under the Austrian numbering system, has a nominal output of 5.6MW in electric mode and is equipped with a diesel engine and batteries for operation on non-electrified sidings.

LTE opted for the last mile version of the Traxx after successfully testing one of the locomotives on the Semmering line last year.

Established in 2000, LTE has steadily expanded its international operations in recent years and now holds operating licenses in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, and the Netherlands. The company operates 32 locomotives and a sizeable wagon fleet.
Last year Graz-Köflach Railway (GKB) agreed to sell a 50% stake in LTE to Rhenus Logistics, Germany.