In 2011, LOCON, freight operator from Germany, bought stock locomotives 189 820 and 821 from Siemens. Both were repainted in orange in Berlin-Reinickendorf last weekin November 2011. They were renumbered into 501 and 502.
Yesterday, it was the first day of service for a LOCON 189 series locomotive. Siemens 21614 - LOCON 502 was the first to bring a LOCON-train (the 'Pinnow-Shuttle') to Bad Bentheim. The image was taken after its arrival in thiw German town. - MR