CFL Cargo 'Luxembourg' has taken delivery of it's new Vossloh Class DE18 300 locomotives destined to replace all of it's lower powered Vossloh G1206 B-B Class 1500's. On January 4th 2019, DE18 305 is seen shunting full tanks into the Q8 fuel terminal at Bertrange, Luxembourg.

Vossloh delivers new ‘DE18’ locos across Europe

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LOCOMOTIVE builder Vossloh, which opened a new factory in Kiel-Suchsdorf in northern Germany last year, is building up to 50 new diesel locos a year.

Currently, all those being built are its new four-axle ‘DE18’ design. Unlike previous Vossloh designs these are diesel-electric locos and incorporate an MTU 12V 4000 R43L engine.

Many have been bought by private freight operators, with 11 having been supplied to Luxembourg Railways (CFL). 

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CFL Cargo ‘DE18’ No. 305 is seen shunting oil tanks into the Q8 fuel terminal at Bertrange, Luxembourg on January 4. STEPHEN GINN

Forty-four of the ‘DE18’ type locos are on order for leasing company Akiem, which will supply them to French Railways (SNCF) as ‘BB79000’ to replace older ‘BB67200’ rescue and infrastructure locos. 

The first arrived in France in February.

Read more News and Features in the May 2019 issue of The RM –on sale now!

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