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Hector Rail 242  

On 12.08.2010, Hector Rail made public that they had acquired a ES64U2 lcomotive of MRCE Dispolok. And that they took an option for four more. Hector Rail got the oldest locomotive in the MRCE Dispolok fleet, unit 031. It was the first ES64U2 delivered to Siemens Dispolok in the yellow and silver Dispolok livery, back in August 2000.

On 21.08.2010, the 031 was first spotted on Swedish ground. Seven days later the methamorphosis of the units was completed in paint shop at Västerås (SE). It re-appeared as 242.001 'LaMotta' in the livery of its new employer, Hector Rail. Its main technical specifications are written on its sides. - Hector Rail

The 242.001 returned to Germany at the end of 2010, where it was renumbered as 182.531. Then it was used for freight service in Germany.

On 13.12.2010 Hector Rail published the news they call for a second ES64U2 locomotive of MRCE Dispolok. Since that month, unit ES 64 U2-003 became property of Hector Rail, after the 031 the oldest one in the MRCE Dispolok fleet that did not get the new black livery yet. Soon after the 003, also ES 64 U2-016 was sold to Hector Rail. On 05.05.2011, the 017 was the fourth one.

Hector Rail 242: news  
2016
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2016-11-18 [UK] EQT Infrastructure II: acquisition of GB Railfreight from Groupe EuroTunnel completed
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2016-03-24 [DK] Hector Rail takes speed record on rail in Denmark
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2016-03-16 [DE/DK] Test runs with DB 182 506 and Hector Rail 242 502
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2016-01-22 [DE] Hector Rail 242.517 pulls the NX train
2014
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2014-09-05 [SE] EQT new majority owner of Hector Rail
2013
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2013-08-21 [AT/DE/SE] Mr. Potato Head almost ready
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2013-05-15 [DE] ZURG, fresh from the paint shop [updated]
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2013-05-10 [AT/DE] Hector Rail 242.502 -Zurg- [update]
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2013-03-27 [SE] Hector Rail purchases MRCE ES 64 U2-002 and 004 (and 42 coaches from the Netherlands)
2012
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2012-11-28 [DE/SE] 242.517 in Hector Rail livery; first day of work
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2012-11-09 [EU] Various livery news
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2012-03-07 [AT/DE/SE] Linz outshops Hector Rail 242.532 Lightyear [updated]
2011
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2011-10-21 [SE] Today, first Veolia service with Hector Rail 242 series
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2011-10-14 [SE] Hector Rail 242s homologated for Sweden...
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2011-08-31 [AT] various news from Linz (e.g. 1216 in green - 1116 153 CATS)
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2011-05-30 [SE] Hector Rail 242 series, an update
2010
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2010-12-13 [SE/DE] a second ES64U2 for Hector Rail
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2010-08-28 [SE] tada: Hector Rail 242.001
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2010-08-21 [SE] first spot of a Hector 242 in Sweden
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2010-08-14 [SE] MRCE Dispolok sells one ES64U2 unit to Hector Rail [update]
Hector Rail 242: select your locomotive  
Siemens 20558 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 242.502 63 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Siemens 20559 2001 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 242.503 21 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Siemens 20560 2002 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 242.504 40 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Siemens 20572 2002 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 242.516 41 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Siemens 20573 2002 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 242.517 65 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Siemens 20446 2000 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 242.531 32 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Siemens 20447 2000 ES 64 U2 Bo'Bo'-el 242.532 25 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available