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2016-10-19 - [DE] hvle acquires Blue Tiger prototype locomotive

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OHE Cargo 330094 passing Lengerich on July 4, 2013. Picture by Henk Zwoferink.

German rail freight operator hvle has acquired the last Blue Tiger locomotive that OHE Cargo still had in its fleet. It concerns locomotive 330094, the prototype Blue Tiger which could easily be recognized by having a different exterior design than its sister locomotives manufactured in series production (and the 'bullbar' for enhanced crash protection added later on).

Built in 1996 by Adtranz in Kassel, the locomotive has been evaluated by many different German operators, including Deutsche Bahn, HGK, BASF and RAG Bahn und Hafen (RBH). Between 2002 and 2004 ten additional locomotives were built in series production by Bombardier. With the sale of 330094, hvle owns nine locomotives out of eleven machines that were built for use in Germany. The remaining two are in operation for ITL Eisenbahn.

Modern history: the recently out-shopped Adtranz Blue Tiger prototype at Aachen West on September 21, 1997. Picture by Dietrich Bothe.

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