Bombardier presents multi-engine locomotive

Bombardier has officially presented the first of eight diesel Traxx locomotives to Südostbayernbahn (SOB).

The multi-engine locomotives, which will be put into service between Simbach and Munich, have been designed to meet the new EU emission standard level IIIB.

The Class 245 locomotives have four diesel engines, each with a performance of 563 kW. If the train is empty or running downhill then one or more of the engines can be switched off, saving fuel and reducing run time.

“The purchase of eight class 245 TRAXX P160DE multi-engine locomotives is the biggest investment of Südostbayernbahn in the company’s history,” said Christoph Kraller, director of SOB.

“We are looking forward to transporting our passengers even more reliably and environmentally friendly in future.”