Announced during the Innotrans 2008 railway fair in Berlin: Bombardier Transportation has won orders for the supply of 58 Bombardier Traxx locomotives from the leasing company Railpool. The two contracts overall amount to approximately 192 million euros (276 million US dollars). The agreement includes an option for a further 80 locomotives. The delivery of the first locomotives is planned for August 2009.
This section is about all Traxx F140 MS units delivered to Railpool, from different orders. From the first 58 units, 28 would be delivered as MS locomotives. The original plan was: 10 x DE/AT/IT, 10 x DE/AT/PL and 8 x DE/BE/FR. However, in 2008, the world was taken over by an economical crisis. This had direct effect on the fleet policy of many Bombardier customers. Orders were put on hold, delivery pace of other orders was slowed down, some were canceled or reduced. Railpool did not change its plans however, and was happy to receive many locomotives originally built for other leasing companies and operators.
On 22.12.2010 Railpool placed a second order; 42 additional electrics. Six of them of the Vectron type from Siemens, and 36 extra Traxx locomotives. This section only describes the MS locomotives. For the other types, check these sections:
Bombardier Traxx AC2: Railpool 185 series
Bombardier Traxx AC3 Last Mile: Railpool 187 series
Bombardier Traxx DC: Railpool 5 170 series
Siemens Vectron AC 200 kph: Railpool 193 series
A fleet overview of all Traxx MS locomotives and their backgrounds:
186 101-110 DE/AT/IT/CH/NL > originally built for Alpha Trains (former Angel Trains Cargo) in 2006 and 2007. Delivered to Railpool in 2009 to serve RTC/Lokomotion.
186 141, 143, 145, 146, 147 DE/AT/PL > originally built for CBRail leasing, delivered to Railpool in 2009 to serve Polish customers like PKP and Lotos Kolej.
186 181 and 182 DE/AT/NL/BE/CZ > originally ordered by Veolia Transport Cargo, but taken over by Railpool in 2009.
186 271-276 DE/AT/PL > new locomotives built for Railpool.
186 281-285 DE/AT/IT > originally built for CBRail leasing (planned as 186 911-915) but in stead delivered to Railpool in 2010.
186 183 and 187 > new locomotives: DE/AT/BE/NL(/CZ)
186 251 > originally built for Angel Trains Cargo, delivered to Railpool: DE/AT/CH/IT/NL
186 286-291 > New locomotives: DE/AT/IT
186 289 and 291 were retrofitted soon after delivery into NL/BE/DE/AT/CZ