Bombardier has released 187 009
from work. We know the locomotive from InnoTrans 2014, where it was presented for the first time. It is property of Bombardier (like its sister locomotive 187 010). The manufacturer plans on getting it tested by the German railways, hence the red livery, albeit without DB logos. It has a white flex panel.
The 187 009 is a Traxx AC3 locomotive with Last Mile-shunting module. This type of locomotive has no country specific approval yet. Homologation in Switzerland has progressed considerably, but as far as we know final approval has not been granted yet.
Some months ago, thorough dynamic testing with the AC3 started in Germany, using Railpool 187 series locomotives. For some days now, the 187 009 is also on its way in Germany. It has been seen running solo in Bebra. The title image shows the machine with three coaches and 146 553. - CK