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DB: 182  
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DB 182 series
The Austrian railway authorities denied the 152 series access to its network. To be able to continue cross border freight services between Germany and Austria, the German state railways Deutsche Bahn then decided to order 25 locomotives identical to the Austrian OBB 1116 series; the 182 series. In 2001 the complete batch was put into service.

Until 2009, the 182 series was mainly used for freight services, despite the fact that they are high performance locomotives. However in the mean time, DB Schenker, the name of the freight division of the DB at that time, got other locomotives that could be used in Austria (185 series). It was therefore decided to sell all 25 units, gradually, to DB Regio.

1 batch – 25 locomotives
order date xx.2000
delivery period 07.2001–12.2001
built instead of 152 171-195
homologated for Germany and Austria
in 2009-2011, all units were sold to DB Regio
operator official website:
http://www.railion.de
Siemens official website:
   
DB 182 by Lemke - sponsored  
DB 182: news  
2016
open news
2016-07-13 [DE] The BUGA locomotive is no more; DB Regio 182 013 back in service
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2016-06-21 [DE] Video: applying the new livery of DB Regio 182 002
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2016-05-30 [DE] New promotion stickers in DB Regio's 182s
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2016-05-10 [DE] New: DB Regio 182 002 -Es gibt immer was zu entdecken mit dem RE1-
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2016-04-24 [DE] DB Regio 182 series with -Ruder Europameisterschaft- stickers [updated]
2015
open news
2015-12-18 [DE] DB Regio in the City Tunnel Leipzig
open news
2015-09-26 [DE] MRCE ES64U2-021 in new outfit pulling DB trains again
open news
2015-03-07 [DE] DB Regio 182s with blue BUGA2015 stickers
2014
open news
2014-07-14 [DE] DB locomotives with world cup decorations
open news
2014-05-19 [DE] 182 series -20 Jahre RE1- [updated]
open news
2014-04-28 [DE] DB Regio 182 009 and the new IRE
2013
open news
2013-11-17 [DE] New: Werbelok 182 016 -40 Jahre S-Bahn Dresden-
2012
open news
2012-12-08 [DE] This is the BUGA 2015 locomotive (DB Regio 182 013)
open news
2012-12-03 [DE] Next Saturday: the design of the BUGA locomotive will be revealed
open news
2012-10-13 [DE] for the youngsters: redesign a DB Regio 182
open news
2012-05-29 [DE] 182 004 - Porsche - is no more [updated]
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2012-04-28 [DE] The recently overhauled DB Regio 182s somehow look different..
2011
open news
2011-08-19 [DE] DB Regio 182 with 'Nahverkehr'-package in service
open news
2011-06-30 [DE] Serie 182 and DB Regio - update
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2011-02-27 [DE] 182 001 testing for regional services
2010
open news
2010-12-12 [DE] time table changes
open news
2010-06-15 [DE] DB Regio 182 series
2009
open news
2009-12-14 [DE] 182s in passenger service [update]
open news
2009-12-11 [DB] DB Regio 182
open news
2009-10-31 [DE] 182 series evaluated by DB Regio
2008
open news
2008-03-27 [DE] the DB about its new corporate identity
2004
open news
2004-05-03 [DE] 182 016 completed test run after repair
2003
open news
2003-08-11 [DE] 182 009 first locomotive with Railion2 logos - DB Cargo becomes Railion (again)
DB 182: General history  
All 182 series machines were delivered with small DB logos, only number 014 lost some on its sides pretty soon..

Problems with the 152 series
Because the Austrian federal Railways (OBB) denied the new 152 series freight locomotives running for the DB access to its network, the Germans decided to decrease the number of 152 series machines from 195 to 170, in favour of 25 locomotives identical to the OBB 1116 type. Officially, the OBB refused the 152 series (with more Spartan bogies with nose suspended propulsion systems compared with the OBB 1016 and 1116 series) its homologation for the Austrian network as it was putting too much dynamic load on its infrastructure according to UIC guideline 518. Given the fact that there are several other locomotive types approved for the Austrian network, which exceed the UIC values a lot more, it seems that the OBB used the UIC guideline to slow down the process of competition by foreign companies on its network.

A multi purpose locomotive for the DB after all
Within 5 months (almost the exact time frame the originally planned 152 171-195 would have been delivered) Siemens/KraussMaffei managed to built and deliver the 25 multi purpose locomotives to the DB, designated 182 001-025. As they are only used for freight services, 182 series locomotives in service of DB Schenker do not have the possibility to show their real potential. Parcel Intercity services with a top speed of 140 kph are the most daring task for these machines, but being approved for speeds up to 230 kph, this is still no challenge. Its service domain only includes networks with 15kV AC catenary systems; no profit is taken from the bi-tension possibilities of the 182 series.

182 series: still needed?
Up till today, the182 series is a derogatory member of the DB Schenker fleet, represented by a relative small number of machines and partially misplaced considering its service domain. Its existence was only justified by its privilege to enter Austria. ‘Was’, because in the mean time this right has lost its exclusivity, as DB Schenker's 185.2 series was given full access to Austria in May 2009. As a result, rumours about DB Schenker wanted to get rid of the 182 series got stronger...

In October 2009, DB Regio started an experiment with 182 001, to evaluate the behaviour of these machines in revenue passenger service.

DB 182: Customer specific equipment  
182 009 with a commercial look, promoting DHL express and logistics

As already stated, the DB 182 series is almost identical to the 1116 series running for the OBB. Technically they are identical. The Germans however demanded specific add-on features that required a separate approval for Austria. Examples are equipment for GSM based data transfer, systems making it possible to operate these locomotives in multiple traction and from a driving trailer in push/pull service.

DB 182: Liveries  
One of 6 machines that had Railion2 logos was 182 020.

original livery
Between 1996 and 2007, the operator of the 182 series changed name several times, by every occasion also corporate logos applied had to be exchanged. The basis however remained the same up till now; body in RAL 3020 ‘Verkehrsrot’ and frame/roof tops in RAL 7012 ‘Basaltgrau’. In 2001, the vlaid name of the operator was 'Deutsche Bahn AG', also on both sides therefore small DB logos were applied. Both front ends of the machines got a similar logo placed in between to small white warning stripes. Service numbers were applied in a different font type than the DIN 1451 standard which the DB generally used for its rolling stock. In stead Siemens/KraussMaffei took a much bolder font similar to the one used for the Dispolok ES 64 U2 series.

a 182 needs a smile!
Remarkable is the story about the white warning stripes up front in combination with the curvature of the front panel on which they were applied, resulting in a subtle change of design. During delivery it was concluded that the stripes, being bended downwards by the panel, made the locomotive look a bit sad. Therefore it was decided to flatten the striping on the top, making the engine smile a bit more! 182 010-013 and 015-025 smile, the other machines are up to today a more 'troubled'...

Commercial liveries
Up till now two locomotives served a commercial purpose for customers of the operator; 182 009 promoted DHL, the 182 004 did the same for 'Porsche'.

182 004 painted silver with stylish Porsche logos.

DB > Railion 2 > DB Logistics > DB
In 2003 the DB department for freight operation was renamed Railion (the second attempt as this name was already introduced for the first time in the late 90s), also soon Railion logos were applied on 182 series locomotives. Although Railion was a standard for more then two years, only five machines got the corresponding adhesives: In October 2003, 182 022 was the first, four more followed: 182 007, 012, 019 and 020.
In October 2005 Railion was renamed DB Logistics; 18 of 25 units got their DB or Railion markings replaced by DB Logistics logos. As the serie was just getting its first overhaul at that time, they could be applied during regular maintainance. Seven units remained unchanged: 182 004 Porsche, 182 007 being the only one left with Railion 2 logos, and 182 011, 013, 014, 015 and 022 with original DB logos.
Just before the workshops managed to get some new uniformity in the looks, the corporate name was changed again; per November 2007 it is ‘DB Schenker’. This did not have an effect on the looks of the 182 series up til now, but it is most likely to presume that all machines will get their orginal DB logos back.

DB Regio
182 001 did get its DB logos back in October 2009, but for another reason. DB Schenker gave this unit to DB Regio, to be evaluated in revenue passenger services.

DB 182: The Railion liveries  
DB 182: to DB Regio  
Since the last week of October 2009, DB Schenker's 182 series was evaluated by DB Regio on the Cottbus - Leipzig connection. For this experiment the 182 001 is re-allocated to Cottbus. To be able to judge the performances of the ES 64 U2 platform locomotive in revenue service, 182 001 hauled normal passenger trains up till the time schedule change in December 2009. DB Regio is very fond of these powerful (6400kW) and fast (230 kph) locomotives, better fitted out for heavy double stock passenger trains and meeting tight running schedules. By DB Schenker, the 182 series, which only counts 25 units, has become dispensable since the 185.2 series has got full access to Austria in May 2009. Back in 2000, the 182 series was specifically purchased for services in and into this Alp-country, after the Austrians refused to provide access to the 152 series.

Just before the new time tables were introduced, the 001 got back-up from another four units: 182 003, 004, 005 and 008, officially sold by DB Schenker to DB Regio on 10.12.2009.
On 10.06.2010 three more units were sold to DB Regio; 182 002, 006 and 007. After the small time table change of 13.06.2010, the DB Regio 182s were also used for hauling IC- and EC-services, for example EC 340/341 und IC 2022/2023.

On 08.07.2010 another four units transferred from DB Schenker to DB Regio: 182 009-012.

On 07.12.2010, the next four were sold: 182 013-016.

DB 182: Select your locomotive:  
Siemens 20298 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 001 39 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Siemens 20299 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 002 36 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Siemens 20300 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 003 35 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Siemens 20301 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 004 55 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available graphics available  
Siemens 20302 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 005 32 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Siemens 20303 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 006 29 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Siemens 20304 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 007 28 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available graphics available  
Siemens 20305 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 008 27 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Siemens 20306 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 009 39 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Siemens 20307 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 010 30 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Siemens 20308 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 011 21 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Siemens 20309 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 012 26 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Siemens 20310 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 013 46 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Siemens 20311 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 014 32 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Siemens 20312 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 015 30 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Siemens 20313 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 016-6 46 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Siemens 20314 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 017 25 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Siemens 20315 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 018 25 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Siemens 20316 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 019-0 17 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Siemens 20317 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 020 27 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Siemens 20318 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 021-6 23 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Siemens 20319 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 022-4 30 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Siemens 20320 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 023-2 25 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Siemens 20321 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 024 43 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Siemens 20322 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 182 025-7 31 picture(s) available   revision data available