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DB Traxx DE Multi Engine  
The DB 245 series was an INNOTRANS 2012 highlight.


The first DB 245 series locomotive was presented at InnoTrans 2012. At that moment, DB had placed a firm order of twenty units for services around Kempten (7), Mühldorf (8, Sudostbayernbahn) and five for Frankfurt-Griesheim. For the Multi Engine diesel locomotive at the fair (the designated unit 245 003 for DB Regio) Bombardier reserved a special works number; no. 35000.

The DB 245 series is the first representative of a new TRAXX product: the Bombardier TRAXX DE Multi Engine. It has four smaller, diesel engines, which are normally used for other industrial purposes. The Technische Universität Dresden was consulted to perform a study to the biggest challenge of the ME, the regulation of these four diesel engines and optimalization their combined performance. Of course, the outcome of this study tries to maximize the concept, but the ideal state will never become reality. Locomotives are not always used on the same location, in the same service etc. although this would be ideal for getting the most out of the concept.

Bombardier also had to let go a bit of its modularity philosophy of its TRAXX platform. The body and frame of the locomotive had to be re-dimensioned. As the engine all have their own hatch for service and maintenance, this resulted in (not esthetically optimzed) many holes in both sides of the engine, requiring extra fortification of the wall construction of the locomotive.

It is clear to Bombardier, the multi engine concept is the key feature of all there future locomotive products. With the Dual Mode for the US market (also having two diesel engines) and this project, it now has good references and experiences. And the Multi Engine is not restricted to the use of combustion engines only. It is not unthinkable that one diesel-module will be replaced by a battery pack for example.

DB Traxx DE Multi Engine: news  
2016
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2016-11-20 [DE] DB Regio 245 series: -I mog die SOB-
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2016-10-19 [DE] Deutsche Bahn orders another eight TRAXX DE ME locomotives
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2016-07-08 [DE] DB Fernverkehr 245 027 in service
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2016-07-05 [DE] Back on the right track: DB Regio 245 008 leaves Kassel
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2016-06-30 [DE] DB Fernverkehr 245 027 on maiden run
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2016-05-24 [DE] Maiden run of 245 026 for DB Fernverkehr
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2016-05-06 [DE] DB Fernverkehr 245 025 delivered
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2016-05-04 [DE] New from Kassel: DB 245 025
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2016-04-07 [DE] DB Fernverkehr 245 024 in revenue service
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2016-04-02 [DE] Coming to Sylt: DB Fernverkehr 245 024 delivered
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2016-03-11 [DE] DB Fernverkehr 245 023 in revenue service
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2016-03-02 [DE] DB Fernverkehr 245 023 heads to Niebüll
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2016-02-29 [DE] Sylt: Paribus series 245 complete, delivery DB Fernverkehr 245 series
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2016-02-25 [DE] Maiden run: DB Fernverkehr 245 023
2015
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2015-11-27 [DE] DB Regio Allgau: One year with the new 245s
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2015-10-20 [DE] New from Kassel: DB Fernverkehr 245 022
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2015-10-16 [DE] Damaged 245 008 comes back to Kassel
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2015-10-13 [DE] DB Fernverkehr 245 021 operates its first Sylt Shuttles
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2015-10-11 [DE] Driver training with DB Fernverkehr 245 021
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2015-09-30 [DE] First Traxx DE ME for DB Fernverkehr outshopped
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2015-08-19 [DE] Seen in Kassel: Railpool 187 300 and DB Regio 245 021
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2015-03-06 [DE] DB and NAH.SH Multi Engine Traxx locos joint testing
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2015-02-23 [DE] DB Regio 245 012 with -Südostbayernbahn- markings
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2015-02-13 [DE] DB Regio 245 017 and the RE by night
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2015-01-14 [DE] The Multi Engines of Frankfurt-Griesheim
2014
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2014-12-03 [DE] DB 245 series developments [updatedx2]
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2014-11-14 [DE] Maiden run of DB Regio 245 017
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2014-11-08 [EU] Railcolor Short
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2014-11-04 [DE] Maiden run of DB Regio 245 016
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2014-10-09 [DE] Maiden run for DB Regio 245 011
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2014-10-02 [EU] Innotrans featuring: going home
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2014-09-20 [EU] Coming to the InnoTrans: Bombardier Traxx (2)
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2014-07-24 [DE] DB Regio 245 009 in Frankfurt
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2014-07-22 [DE] 245 010 for the Südostbayernbahn
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2014-06-06 [DE] DB orders Traxx DE Multi Engine for its Sylt shuttles
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2014-06-03 [DE] Allgäu-Schwaben: Traxx DE ME in revenue service
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2014-06-03 [DE] Südostbayernbahn prepares for Traxx DE ME
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2014-05-22 [DE] Bombardier and the SOB present the Traxx DE ME today
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2014-04-15 [DE] Traxx Multi Engine arrives at the Südostbayernbahn
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2014-04-01 [DE] DB 245 001 testing at Dresden - Görlitz [updated]
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2014-03-25 [DE] Another day in Kassel. 245 001 and 3x 146.5
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2014-02-25 [DE] Image report: Traxx DE ME at Sylt
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2014-02-21 [DE] DB 245 006, 007 and Akiem 75104
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2014-02-19 [DE] DB Multi Engine Traxx over the Hindenburgdamm [updated]
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2014-02-19 [DE] DB 245 007 on the Hinderburgdamm (2)
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2014-02-04 [DE] Multi Engine developments
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2014-01-09 [DE] Multi Engine test runs
2013
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2013-12-17 [DE] Traxx DE Multi Engine homologated for Germany
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2013-12-13 [DE] Multi Engine series production
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2013-07-01 [DE] Test run of the day: Traxx DE ME 245 004
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2013-06-27 [DE] Serie production has started: DB Regio 245 004
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2013-06-13 [DE] 12 diesel engines in Kassel
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2013-05-07 [DE] Traxx parade
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2013-04-25 [DE] Traxx DE ME proves its power
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2013-04-19 [DE] Multi Engine Traxx: First test runs with passenger trains
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2013-04-17 [DE] Kassel runs today
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2013-04-04 [DE] Traxx DE Multi Engine now tested on German rail network
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2013-03-30 [DE] Traxx parade in Hausach
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2013-03-26 [DE] Eight diesel engines in Kassel today
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2013-03-22 [DE] In and out Kassel this week
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2013-03-15 [CZ] Engine Management of TRAXX DE Multi Engine optimized
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2013-03-01 [CZ/DE] TRAXX DE Multi Engine successful at first braking tests
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2013-02-22 [DE] Multi Engine Traxx update
2012
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2012-09-26 [DE] INNOTRANS 2012: 4 engines, one locomotive: The TRAXX DE Multi Engine
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2012-09-07 [DE] Kassel is preparing for the Innotrans
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2012-06-23 [DE] Traxx DE Multi-Engine for the DB = Baureihe 245
2011
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2011-12-23 [DE] Eberspaecher provides exhaust technology for the DB multi-engine diesel-Traxx
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2011-05-14 [DB] 4-engine Traxx locomotives for the Südostbayernbahn (SOB)
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2011-04-18 [DE] 4-engine Traxx DE for the Deutsche Bahn
2009
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2009-12-29 [EU] DB concern to explore the main line diesel market
DB Traxx DE Multi Engine: livery  

DB Traxx DE Multi Engine: select your locomotive  
Bombardier 35001 2012 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 001 26 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 35002 2012 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 002 16 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35000 2012 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 003 28 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35003 2013 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 004 15 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35004 2013 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 005 9 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35005 2013 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 006 13 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35006 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 007 15 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35007 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 008 13 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35008 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 009 6 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35011 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 010 7 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35012 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 011 16 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35009 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 012 10 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35010 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 013 10 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35014 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 014 11 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35015 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 015 5 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35013 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 016 13 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35016 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 017 5 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35017 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 018 1 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35018 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 019 12 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35019 2014 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 020 3 picture(s) available allocation data available revision data available    
Bombardier 35203 2015 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 021 24 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 35206 2015 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 022 24 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier ? 2016 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 023 18 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier ? 2016 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 024 25 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier ? 2016 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 025 11 picture(s) available        
Bombardier ? 2016 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 026-0 14 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier ? 2016 TRAXX P160 DE ME Bo'Bo'-de 245 027 18 picture(s) available   revision data available