The large Hungarian chemical company BorsodChem received a four-axle shunting diesel locomotive EffiShunter 1000 manufactured by the Czech company CZ LOKO. The new locomotive was delivered 6 months after the signing of the contract. This is the first diesel locomotive of this series, which will be operated in Hungary, and the total number of EffiShunter 1000 locomotives produced has exceeded 50 units. Railway Supply magazine writes about this with reference to zdmira.


The new locomotive is planned to be used on the internal tracks of the enterprise, located in the city of Kazincbarcika in the north-eastern part of Hungary. When embarking on a planned renewal of its locomotive fleet and selecting a diesel locomotive supplier, BorsodChem focused on factors such as lead times, price, operating costs and safety. An important role was played by the fact that the diesel locomotive EffiShunter 1000 has successfully established itself in foreign markets.

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For CZ LOKO, which has been operating in Hungary since summer 2017, BorsodChem is a new customer. At the same time, companies such as CER Cargo Holding, Magyar Vasúti Áruszállító (MVÁ) and Prvá Slovenská železničná (PSŽ) already operate Czech locomotives in the country.

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