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» Transport for Wales (more..)
» Class 231 (more..)
» between Oberwinterthur and Winterthur 
» Winterthur, Switzerland (more..)
» April 28, 2022
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» 231 006, 005 (more..)
» Unknown
» Georg Trüb (more..)
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Brand new diesel "Flirt UK" trains from StadlerRail for Transport for Wales/UK, for the Wales and Borders franchise, operated by KeolisAmey. DMU Class 231 # 006 and # 005 are pulled by Re 620 # 087 of the SBB (not visible) from Erlen via Winterthur-Kloten-Regensdorf-Bözberg to Basel Bad Bf, between Oberwinterthur and Winterthur. 11 of this 4 car trains with a diesel power unit (powerpack) in the middle were ordered in february 2019. They are 80,7 meter long, have 1500 kW and 140 km/h maximum velocity. The drive is provided by the two bogies at the tip and tail, not where the 4 diesel engines (1920 kW in total) are placed ("powerpack"). The multiple units are to operate between Maesteg and Cheltenham Spa, and between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale.
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