[BE] NMBS/SNCB 13 series is not doing well...
Curious: This year the HLE13 series of the Belgian railways (NMBS/SNCB) suffers from many accidents. Since the beginning of the year, already 5 units have been damaged or even destroyed. And it's only July.
On 05.07.2012, the engine room of 1326 was destroyed by fire in Epioux.
11.05.2012, locomotive 1318 was completely destroyed after a crash with a chemical train in Godinne. On 19.05.2012, we saw these images of recovering the remains of the engine.
04.05.2012, two freight trains collide in the tunnel of Lahage. 1334 and 1340 are involved. Again a chemical disaster was avoided here.
20.04.2012, 1308 and 1318 (again!) collided with 40 kph in Anvers. Especially the 1308 looked bad here.
With the delivery of the new HL18 locomotives, the 13s are predominantly used by NMBS Logistics, the freight division of the Belgian railways, which is not doing well in general. It currently suffers from money shortage and plans to sell HLE77/78 series diesel locomotives to solve this. Question is who wants to buy these machines...