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Alpha Trains TRAXX DC  

With its 2005 order for ten DC electrics, Angel Trains Cargo (ATC), at that time an UK based lease company property of the Royal Bank of Scotland, was launching customer for a new TRAXX product, the TRAXX DC electric, developed for DC markets (Italy, Spain, Poland).

The order was an important driver for Bombardier to develop the 2nd generation/evolution (2E) version of the TRAXX platform, including not only a DC version, but a multi system and diesel version as well. All versions share at least 70% of their components. The DC locomotive must be seen as a mutli system locomotive, after taking out all necessary equipment for AC voltage systems.

1st batch: 483 001-010
The first batch was ordered on 16.03.2005 and built in 2006-2007. They got the same livery in green and silver as the multisystem locomotives ATC was receiving at that time. The fronts were also white and red, just to have all the machines in the same livery. ATC locomotive 483 001 was built in Kassel and the very first TRAXX 2E machine to be completed. It had its roll-out in August 2006 and its construction process was monitored by personnel from the Bombardier assembly site in Vado Ligure, Italy, that would take over production of the DC starting with unit 002. So, 483 002-010 were built by Bombardier in Vado Ligure, where an official roll-out was held on June 5th, 2007.

2nd batch: 483 011-020
On 24.09.2007, Angel Trains announced a supplemental order for another ten machines, being part of a large follow-up order from that time. The designated 483 011-020 were constructed in 2008-2009. Most of them were stored at harbour of Vado for months, as Angel Trains could not find customers in a time of economic downfall. Only in December 2009 we could record the some first revenue earning services with 483 011 and 012

Ownership, company structure and the name of Angel Trains Cargo (ATC) have changed since the delivery of 483 001-020. Since 2010, the machines are property of Alpha Trains Italia.

Alpha Trains TRAXX DC: news  
2016
open news
2016-05-15 [DE/IT] Alpha Trains 483 002 in Krefeld; R1 completed [edit]
2015
open news
2015-12-16 [DE/IT] Alpha Trains 483 003 in Krefeld; R1 completed
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
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2012-03-24 [IT] orange becomes pink: 483 020 in Oceanogate livery
2011
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2011-03-20 [IT] GTS E483.001 - Italia
open news
2011-03-12 [IT] GTS celebrates One Italy
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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
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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
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2008-10-23 [IT] E 483 and Nordcargo
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2008-09-25 [IT] 483.009
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2008-07-31 [IT] NordCargo starts regular services with E483s
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2008-07-07 [IT] about RTC E483s
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2008-06-30 [EU] Angel Trains Cargo sold
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2008-05-27 [EU] Railcolor Shorts (update)
Alpha Trains TRAXX DC: Fleet list  
Bombardier 34298 2006 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.001 38 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 7969 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.002 14 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 7970 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.003 18 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 7971 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.004 12 picture(s) available        
Bombardier 7972 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.005 12 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 7973 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.006 26 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 7974 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.007 27 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 7975 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.008 35 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 7976 2007 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.009 15 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 18 picture(s) available        
Bombardier 8231 2008 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.012 17 picture(s) available        
Bombardier 8232 2008 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.013 25 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 8233 2008 TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.014 14 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 8234 200x TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.015 15 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 38 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 8238 200x TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.019 21 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Bombardier 8239 200x TRAXX F140 DC Bo'Bo'-el E 483.020 31 picture(s) available     graphics available