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[DE] DB hires PRESS 285s for Erfurt-Halle/Leipzig rescue service [updated]

Home Bombardier TRAXX DE (ME) TRAXX DE PRESS [DE] DB hires PRESS 285s for Erfurt-Halle/Leipzig rescue service [updated]

According to MDR Thüringen, Deutsche Bahn AG has hired two of the recently delivered TRAXX DE locomotives from Pressnitztalbahn: 285 101-5 and 285 102-4.

The two machines will serve as rescue locos on the Erfurt-Halle/Leipzig high speed line, for example to rescue trains that have stranded due to catenary damage.

Currently, the locos are used for driver training and route learning on the brand new line, which will enter service on December 13. Especially for their rescue duties, the locos have been equipped with automatic couplers.

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