Germany - French state railways SNCF and their subsidiary Captrain

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French state railways SNCF operates in Germany with some of the locomotives of their cargo subsidiary SNCF Fret and they also bought from Germany the company Connex Cargo and renamed it to Captrain

This is a Captrain locomotive of class 186, which is a second generation Bombardier TRAXX capable of running both under the German 15kV AC electric system as well as the DC systems in France. Here the locomotive is hauling a long cereals train at Oberhausen. Picture at Oberhausen 7.7.2010 by Ilkka Siissalo.


The huge six axle diesels of the German class Br250 used to be the biggest diesel locomotives in use in Germany still not so very long ago. They used to be known as "Blue Tigers". Today, none of those tigers is blue any more, but here is one of them nevertheless, now in the colours of Captrain. The blue tigers used to be produced by ADtranz (now bankrupt) as their type DE-AC33C. 11 locomotives were built for Germany, 20 for Malaysia and 30 for Pakistan.
Picture from Güterbahnhof (cargo station) Dresden Friedrichstadt 25.11.2020 by Michal Makalouš.


Captrain is one of the very first companies which uses the huge, brand new Stadler Eurodual Br159 locomotives. The Eurodual is both an electric locomotive as well as a diesel machine. It's a six axle machine with a power rating of 5 MW on electric and 1 to 2,8 MW of diesel power.
Picture from Güterbahnhof (cargo station) Dresden Friedrichstadt 6.2.2021 by Michal Makalouš.


This is a French locomotive of the French class BB37000, an Alstom Prima multiple electric system machine. The small texts at the side show that it is owned by Akiem, which is a locomotive leasing company. Akiem in turn is owned by the French state SNCF. Here it is in full speed with a train of probably natural gas condensate at the Ulm Hauptbahnhof 13.9.2016. Picture by Ilkka Siissalo.


ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft mbH is nowadays fully owned by the French state railways SNCF. This is a second generation Bombardier TRAXX machine of the class Br185 capable of running under multiple electric systems.
Picture from Hamburg harbour Hamburg-Süderelbe 1.7.2019 by Ilkka Siissalo.


The same Br185 locomotive as above, here passing the traffic control tower of Alte Süderelbe.
Picture from Hamburg harbour 1.7.2019 by Ilkka Siissalo.


Two brand new Siemens Vectron locomotives with Captrain stickers but registered to ITL. In the background two older TRAXX Br185 locomotives of Metrans.
Picture from Hamburg harbour Hamburg Alte Süderelbe 1.7.2019 by Ilkka Siissalo.
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