New Traxx for Deutsche Bahn

According to Railway Gazette Deutsche Bahn has ordered 32 new Bombardier "TRAXX" electric locomotives for regional services. These have been classified as 146 class. The order is worth around $133 million. The locomotives are designed for a top speed of 100 miles per hour for double deck stock regional services. All are laid out for push-pull services and one man/person operation. Bombardier has been very successful with this family of locomotives. According to various operators these units are very reliable and efficient.

Bombardier "TRAXX" Electric, DB AG Class 146 (Photo from Railway Gazette)