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RTS Austria 1216  

In January 2007 RTS (rail operator) and Swietelsky (construction company) announced the purchase of two Siemens ES64U4 electrics, identical to the 1216s for the Austrian railways (OBB) that were in production in Linz at that time. True, a full-fledged 230 kph fast multi-purpose locomotive is overrated for RTS, but choosing this type at that time guaranteed a short delivery time.

In April and July 2007 the designated 1216 901 and 902 were delivered. Since then, RTS/Swietelsky uses the locomotives to pull construction and maintenance trains. Additionally, they are available for hire to other operators. Early 2008, as RTS/Swietelsky decided to change the design of the 901/902. The large silver surface upfront was removed.

In May 2011, Siemens delivered a third ES64U4 locomotive to RTS/Swietelsky, the designated 1216 903.

RTS 1216: news  
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2015-11-30 [AT] CargoServ: RTS 1216 901 replaces 1216 933 [correction]
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2013-03-18 [BU] RTS 1216 903 back from Turkey
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2013-02-13 [EU] RTS 1216 903 in Turkey
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2013-01-07 [DE] ODEG: metronom coaches in service with RTS 1216
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2011-06-19 [AT] two new ES64U4 released: RTS 1216 903 and WLC 1216 953 [update]
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2011-06-08 [HU/AT] MIREL-tests with RTS 1216 903
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2011-03-17 [AT] Fleet of RTS Austria soon to expand
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2010-02-10 [HU] two ES 64 U4s homologated fur Hungary
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2008-02-22 [AT] [SL] ES 64 U4 news
RTS Austria 1216: Select your Locomotive:  
Siemens 21113 2007 ES 64 U4 Bo'Bo'-el 1216 901 42 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Siemens 21123 2007 ES 64 U4 Bo'Bo'-el 1216 902 40 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Siemens 21651 2010 ES 64 U4 Bo'Bo'-el 1216 903 29 picture(s) available   revision data available