ES64U2 096 with a passenger train. This machine is one of 5 locomotives with the Switzerland package.
service numbers ES64U2 095-099
After Siemens had gained experience with the ES64U2 in Switzerland after refitting the Hupac locomotives for this country, the factories in Munchen-Allach delivered five locomotives to Dispolok fleet with similar equipment: ZUB/Integra signalling systems and a third pantographs with 1450 mm wide contacts. They got service numbers in the 09x range: ES64U2 095-099. The first machine got nice little maps of Switzerland, Austria and Switzerland under its cab windows visualizing the service domain of this sub serie, but it proved to not to be that easy to combine the signalling systems of Austria and Switzerland. The Swiss Indusi magnets interfered with the Austria signalling systems so that approval for this country was not possible. In the mean time semi-permanent magnets can be applied, making cross-border services possible again.