This programme is the second in a six-part mini-series looking at the TRAXX locomotive design in operation across Central Europe filmed between 2001 and 2017.
Originally developed and built by Adtranz - now Bombardier - the locomotive type is now one of the leading designs at work across mainland Europe. Lineside Video Productions has built up a sizeable collection of video material of the class at work over the past decade (some of it unpublished and new to this series), which we have brought together profiling the many class variants in action. It details the changes made to the locomotive platform over the years, the myriad of liveries and owners, and the different countries of operation, giving a fascinating perspective of this powerful and widely acclaimed design.
This programme features many individual locomotives running in class number order. Volume 2 contains over 120 scenes as it looks at the DB freight class 185.1 passed for working in Switzerland (Nos. 185 085 to 149), a look at the DB passenger class 146.1, the regional passenger operator Metronom class 146.1s and the freight class 185.1s working in Switzerland as SBB Re482 and BLS Re485.
Produced by - Lineside Video Productions
Running time - 102 mins approx
Blu-ray or DVD
Released - May 2018