The Trans Montana the first locomotive Softronic locomotive with asynchrone traction motors. Its concept is based on that of the Phoenix locomotives. It has six axles, 6 MW rated power and 435 kN traction effort at start-up. The only components of the Trans Montana that still refer to the original EA locomotives of the Romanian railways on which its concept is based, are the chassis and some parts of the boogies.
The first Trans Montana locomotive was completed and presented in 2010. Until 2014 sixteen similar locomotives were built for operators in Romania and Hungary. Trans Montana no.17 was the first to feature new crash absorption elements meeting the European TSI guidelines. Being mounted behind the buffers of the locomotive, Softronic had to lengthen the Trans Montana with a 45 cm. The cabin design consequently changed.