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LNVG 146.2  
in short
1st order
Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen mbH (LNVG) in Lower Saxony, Germany, started to set up its own pool of railway vehicles back in 1997. By doing this the LNVG saved time (rolling stock could be ordered before an EVU / rail operator was contracted) and they saved money, by ordering coaches, train sets and locomotives in greater numbers.

Since 2003 various Traxx locomotives have been added to the LNVG fleet. They are now all hired to Metronom Eisenbahngesell-schaft GmbH, the operator that has been contracted by the LNVG. (Originally, the name Metrorail was chosen, but this name was already in use). In December 2003 Metronom started services on the Hamburg-Bremen and Hamburg-Uelzen relations using Bombardier Traxx1 P160 AC1 locomotives (ME 146 01-10) and corresponding rakes of double deck coaches, built by the same manufacturer.

Since then Metronom is expanding rapidly. In December 2005 the Uelzen-Gottingen relation was taken over and additional rolling stock was ordered; new double deck coaches and eight Traxx2 P160 AC2 locomotives, designated ME146 11-18. Bombardier migrated its complete production line to the Traxx 2 concept in the mean time, hence the different design.

In December 2007, Metronom also introduced its concept on the Hamburg-Luneburg, Hamburg-Torstedt (exploited as Metronom Regional - MEr), and Hamburg-Cuxhaven. For the first two services mentioned again nine Traxx2 electrics were built, designated 146 531-539. The line Hamburg-Cuxhaven is not electrified and therefore the trains are hauled by Traxx 2E platform based diesel-electric machines; the LNVG 246 series.

After years of trials. The LNVG added two extra locomotives to iets fleet eraly 2013: 146 541 and 542. Bombardier is responsible for the maintanance of all Traxx units.

 
8 locomotives
order date: 01.2003
delivery period 08.2005 - 10.2005
homologated for Germany only
> designation ME 146 11-18
 
2nd order
9 locomotives
order date: 04.2005
delivery period 07.2007 - 12.2007
homologated for Germany only
> designation 146 531-539
 
3rd order
3 locomotives
delivery period 2013
homologated for Germany only
> designation 146 541-542
According to our information, the last LNVG order incorporated three new locomotives. But only two were delivered in 2013.
 
operator official website:
Metronom at wikipedia:
http://de.wikipedia.org
Bombardier official website:
http://www.transportation.bombardier.com
other LNVG sections:
LNVG 146.1 series (Traxx P160 AC1)
LNVG 246 series (Traxx P160 DE)
   
LNVG 146.2: news  
2014
open news
2014-02-05 [DE] close-up of metronom 146 542's anniversary stickers
open news
2014-01-02 [DE] Metronom celebrates 10th anniversary
2013
open news
2013-12-16 [DE] Metronom 146 542 -Uta Gezork-
open news
2013-01-03 [DE] LNVG 146 542 in service
2012
open news
2012-11-14 [DE] 146 541 testing with Metronom-coaches
open news
2012-05-30 [DE] 185 406 and 146 542 ins Schwarzwald
open news
2012-03-25 [DE] IGT testing in Frankenwald with 146 541 and 542
open news
2012-03-12 [DE] history; James Rizzi signs its metronom locomotive
2011
open news
2011-10-07 [DE] Metronom rolling stock reaches 50.000.000 km mile stone
2010
open news
2010-05-21 [DE] Metronom 146 535 by James Rizzi
open news
2010-05-18 [DE] Metronom 146.2 news
open news
2010-03-27 [DE] new LNVG descendants
open news
2010-03-12 [DE] more Traxx for LNVG
LNVG 146.2: remarkable facts  
On 20.05.2010, unit 146 535 was presented at Hamburg main station as the new Rizzi locomotive. Both sides of the locomotives were decorated with the typical artwork of New York based artist James Rizzi, promoting his big exhibition that took place from 21 May to 4 July at the Bremen Exhibition Centre. The art work is Rizzi's intepretation of the famous Bremen Town Musicians.


Per december 2010, metronom would have liked to start additional services with three extra locomotives: 146 541-543. But there was not an approval for these engines at that moment. Metronom had to find alternative tractive power. This arrived in the form of 146 521.

LNVG 146.2: Select your Locomotive:  
Bombardier 34022 2005 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146-11 14 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34026 2005 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146-12 14 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34032 2005 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146-13 8 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34034 2005 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146-14 21 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34037 2005 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146-15 9 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34039 2005 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146-16 16 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34042 2005 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146-17 13 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34045 2005 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146-18 26 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34091 2007 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 531-9 13 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34092 2007 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 532-7 23 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34093 2007 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 533-5 14 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34094 2007 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 534-3 17 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34095 2007 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 535-0 28 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34096 2007 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 536-8 9 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34097 2007 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 537-6 10 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34098 2007 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 538-4 11 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34099 2007 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 539-2 18 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34712 2010 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 541-8 30 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34711 2010 TRAXX P160 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 146 542-6 43 picture(s) available   revision data available