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November 27, 2014

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a train of Rail Group Cargo with single locomotore of Bombardier Transportation has scaled the Carpazi

the convoy of 1.200 tons has covered 4,000 kilometers between Hungary and Turkey

Bombardier Transportation, the railway division of the Canadian group Bombardier, has announced that a travel of test of 4.000 kilometers of a long cargo train 534 meters and the weight of 1.200 tons operated from the Rail is carried to term with success Cargo Group (RCG) of Austrian ÖBB and hauled group from a single locomotive TRAXX AC Last Mile produced from the North American group. The convoy has left from the border between Austria and Hungary and has crossed Rumania, climbing over the mountain range of the Carpazi, and Bulgaria in order to reach in Turkey, to Istanbul, and to make return to the terminal Hungarian of Sopron.

Bombardier Transportation has emphasized that the drafts in montuoso territory of such route normally demand the employment of two locomotori from RCG, while the test travel is carried out with a single TRAXX AC Last Mile, a family of locomotives that has one upgrades of beyond 7.500 horses, the maximum speed of 160 hour kilometers and are able to haul convoys of 1.600 tons on lines with a slope of the 12 ‰.

Moreover Bombardier Transportation has evidenced that in the course of the travel an interruption of the supply of electric power on a section of 20 kilometers has allowed to verify uses it of the device Last Mile that allows with the locomotore to operate on lines which electrified as the traction is not entrusted to the diesel motor and the electric power supplied from batteries that afford to means to travel to maximum power until a maximum of eight hours. In the test travel such device has allowed to avoid a delay of five hours.

Currently on this long railway draft Rail Group Cargo offers four departures to the week, frequency that give the next January will go up to seven departures to the week.

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