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MRCE Traxx AC1  
in short
1st order
Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) is a rolling stock leasing company, part of the Japan based Mitsui conglomerate. In 2005 it invested in several types of Bombardier electrics, including two batches of AC1 electrics. After MRCE had acquired the Dispolok fleet from Siemens, back in 2006, it started to rearrange its activities. Since January 2008, all operational locomotive leasing and rental activities are the responsibility of MRCE's department in Munich, renamed MRCE Dispolok.

The seven machines of the second batch were the very first electrics, not built by Alstom, that were availabe to open access operators to penetrate the French market. 185 557 was also the very last built Traxx 1 locomotive built by Bombardier. Having Traxx 1 machine was an explicit demand of MRCE, making it possible to profit from the fact that similar machines in service of the DB (185 020-039) already were approved for France. For Traxx 2 otherwise a complete new and expensive homologation process had to be initiated. All machines were delivered in Mitsui standard black, but differ on details like MRCE logos and white front surfaces.

In January 2008, together with the launch of the new name MRCE Dispolok, also a new corporate identity was being introduced. In Ocotber 2008 first units (185 553 and 554) from the batches described in this section were therefore repainted. Base colour is still black, but its now decoreated with white and red up front for better visibility, and MRCE Dispolok logos all around.

 
4 locomotives
order date unknown
delivery period 03.2005 - 04.2005
> designation 185 544-547
homologated for Germany and Austria, 185 544 is additionally homologated for Switzerland
 
2nd order
7 locomotives
order date unknown
delivery period 12.2005 - 01.2006
homologated for Germany and France
> designation 185 551-557
 
Bombardier official website:
http://www.transportation.bombardier.com
MRCE Dispolok online:
http://www.dispolok.com
 
   
MRCE Traxx AC1: news  
2016
open news
2016-11-19 [DE] MRCE 185 555 joins DB Regio in Stuttgart
open news
2016-06-06 [EU] HHLA/Metrans logos are spreading [updated]
open news
2016-05-27 [DE] MRCE > Metrans Rail 185 556 with Metrans/HHLA logos
open news
2016-04-03 [DE] MRCE 185s with CTL Logistics logos [updatedx2]
open news
2016-02-05 [EU] Railcolor short
2014
open news
2014-01-05 [EU] Railcolor Short
2013
open news
2013-10-23 [DE] MRCE 185 546 in service of metronom
2010
open news
2010-03-08 [DE] MRCE 185 544 returns!
2009
open news
2009-12-14 [DB] DB Regio 185
open news
2009-12-04 [DE] 185 series in passenger service
open news
2009-02-05 [DE] OHE returns 185 557
2008
open news
2008-11-05 [DE] crash in Dillenburg (edit)
open news
2008-10-02 [DE] MRCE Dispolok 185s
open news
2008-09-29 [DE] triple black
open news
2008-08-31 [FR/DE] ECR Traxx locomotives back from France
open news
2008-04-02 [DE] 185 555 is no longer mgw Service locomotive
open news
2008-03-29 [DE] [NL] [FR] Various Traxx news
open news
2008-03-11 [NL] [DE] MRCE and MRCE Dispolok merger...
MRCE Traxx AC1: Select your Locomotive:  
Bombardier 33729 2005 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 544-4 41 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33731 2005 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 545-1 34 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33735 2005 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 546-9 44 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33733 2005 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 547-7 30 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 33780 2005 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 551-9 20 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 33781 2005 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 552-7 34 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 33782 2005 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 553-5 21 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33783 2005 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 554-3 19 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33784 2005 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 555-0 33 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33785 2005 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 556-8 33 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 33786 2005 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 557-6 28 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available