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Akiem 185.2  
in short
order details
In 2007 Veolia Transport ordered nine Traxx units, with an option for twelve more. Of those nine units, three are configurated as AC2 machines, to be used in Germany and Austria. In Decmber 2008, 185 598 was the first to make a public appearance. After ist maiden run the machine was stored around Kassel for almost a year. In October 2009 it was finally delivered to Veolia Cargo SAS in Nanterre. During that same month, unit 2 and 3 were completed, designated as 185 649 and 650. They were delivered to Veolia in November 2009.

At the end of 2009, Veolia sold its Cargo activities to SNCF and EuroTunnel. Veolia Cargo SAS was now property of SNCF and was renamed VC Holding. VC Holding was integrated in Akiem leasing per 01.01.2012. The three Traxx F140AC2 locomotives are primarily used by ITL from Dresden, the German operator also part of the SNCF concern.

3 locomotives
order date 13.11.2007
delivery period 10.2009-11.2009
> designation 185 598, 649 and 650
homologated for Germany and Austria
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VC 185.2: news  
open news
2016-09-26 [DE] Akiem 185 649 in Captrain design
open news
2016-03-09 [DE] Captrain colors slowly uniting the fleet
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2016-02-08 [DE/FR] Deutsche AM acquires a 50% stake in Akiem
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2010-09-28 [FR/DE] the Akiem fleet, a complete overview (edit)
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2009-11-02 [DE] Veolia Traxx AC2 units [update]
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2009-10-24 [DE] Veolia 185 598 in revenue service
open news
2009-05-20 [FR] About AKIEM
VC 185.2: Select your locomotive  
Bombardier 34265 2008 TRAXX F140 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 185 598-0 28 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34706 2009 TRAXX F140 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 185 649-1 49 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34695 2009 TRAXX F140 AC2 Bo'Bo'-el 185 650-9 34 picture(s) available   revision data available