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Alpha Trains E483  
in short
1st order

With its 2005 order for 10 DC electrics, Angel Trains Cargo, a UK based lease company, property of the Royal Bank of Scotland, was launching customer for a new member of the Traxx family, developed for the Italian (and optional Polish) domestic market, as they are only equipped for services under 3kV DC catenary. The order was an important driver for Bombardier to develop the 2nd generation/evolution version of the Traxx platform. As ATC was not sure of the success of the DC locomotive for the Italian market from the beginning, it was decided to configure the DC Traxx in such a way, it could easily be upgraded to a Traxx MS locomotive, which could also be operated in many other countries. However, the Italian market proved to be stable in the years after the order was placed and the units were delivered. More Italian operators decided to order Traxx DC locomitives, making it mamber of the Traxx familiy to be taken into account.

 
10 locomotives
order date 16.03.2005
year of construction 2006-2007
homologated for Italy only
> designation E 483 001-010
 
2nd order
10 locomotives
order date 24.09.2007
year of construction 2008-2009
homologated for Italy only
> designation E 483 011-020
 
operator official website:
http://www.angeltrains.com
Bombardier official website:
http://www.transportation.bombardier.com
 
 
At the end of 2005, a wooden model revealed the first properties of the new Angel Trains electrics, being the first to be delivered in a new green and silver livery, with a white and red front section, similar to the Angel Trains E 186 series. White because this is mandatory for a approval of these machine for the Netherlands (not relevant for this series right now), red is a demand of Italian authorities.

E483 001 was built in Kassel and the very first Traxx 2E machine to be completed. It had its roll-out in August 2006 and it construction process was monitored by personnel from the Bombardier assembly site in Vado Ligure, Italy, for training purposes. All other E483 series locomotives are built in Vado Ligure, where an official roll-out was held on June 5th, 2007.

In 2007 Angel Trains announced the order for a supplemental batch of ten machines, being part of a large follow-up order. These units were built in 2008 and early 2009. Most of them were then parked in the harbour of Vado, as there were no operators interested in hiring these machines at that moment. First units seen in (revenue) service were E483.011 and 012, in December 2009.

   
Alpha Trains E483: news  
2014
open news
2014-01-11 [EU] Alpha Trains announces acquisition of rolling stock assets
2013
open news
2013-10-27 [IT] E436 gets assistance from E483
2012
open news
2012-05-04 [IT] E483 020 in La Spezia; a rendez-vous
open news
2012-04-25 [IT] Oceanogate in everyday practice
open news
2012-04-17 [IT] the fleet of Oceanogate is expanding
open news
2012-03-24 [IT] orange becomes pink: 483 020 in Oceanogate livery
2011
open news
2011-03-20 [IT] GTS E483.001 - Italia
open news
2011-03-12 [IT] GTS celebrates One Italy
open news
2011-01-22 [IT] E483.007 hired to Arenaways
2010
open news
2010-11-11 [IT] E483.004 in ISC livery: yellow for one day
open news
2010-04-03 [IT] Traxx for Arenaways
open news
2010-01-05 [EU] From Angel to Alpha
2009
open news
2009-12-30 [IT] Linea hires Traxx DC units
open news
2009-10-03 [IT/ES] TRAXX DC production, a complete overview
2008
open news
2008-12-29 [IT] new E483s from Vado Ligure
open news
2008-12-18 [IT] Traxx DC orders from Italy
open news
2008-10-23 [IT] E 483 and Nordcargo
open news
2008-09-25 [IT] 483.009
open news
2008-07-31 [IT] NordCargo starts regular services with E483s
open news
2008-07-07 [IT] about RTC E483s
open news
2008-06-30 [EU] Angel Trains Cargo sold
open news
2008-05-27 [EU] Railcolor Shorts (update)
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Bombardier 34298 2006 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.001 34 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 7969 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.002 8 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 7970 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.003 11 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 7971 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.004 6 picture(s) available        
Bombardier 7972 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.005 10 picture(s) available        
Bombardier 7973 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.006 22 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 7974 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.007 22 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 7975 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.008 27 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 7976 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.009 12 picture(s) available        
Bombardier 7977 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.010 20 picture(s) available        
Bombardier 8230 2008 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.011 10 picture(s) available        
Bombardier 8231 2008 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.012 13 picture(s) available        
Bombardier 8232 2008 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.013 14 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 8233 2008 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.014 11 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 8234 200x TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.015 13 picture(s) available        
Bombardier 8235 200x TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.016 11 picture(s) available        
Bombardier 8236 200x TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.017 9 picture(s) available        
Bombardier 8237 200x TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.018 32 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 8238 200x TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.019 16 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 8239 200x TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.020 28 picture(s) available     graphics available