CZ LOKO  EffiShunter 1000 locomotive goes to Italy

Three locomotives of EffiShunter 1000 series were recently dispatched from Česká Třebová to Italy. Despite of COVID19 pandemic, CZ LOKO was successful in getting additional contracts in Italy, so Italy became one of their main export markets, as railway magazine  «Railway Supply» informs referring Zdopravy

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locomotive EffiShunter 1000. Picture: Далибор Палко

The first two shunters (744.129 и 744.130) would be transferred to Ferrovie Nord Milano, the third one 744.131 would be transferred to EVM Rail. Ferrovie Nord Milano contarct was signed last year and EVM Rail contract for EffiShunter 1000 was signed this summer. The locomotives went to Břeclav under own power, where they were received by an Austrian carrier.

«Despite all the apprehensions, export has not stopped, it is successfully continuing. We have a lot of work to do», — said Jan Kutálek, CZ LOKO Sales Director

EVM Rail is a new railway transport undertaking that intends to operate in Northern Italy using the latest generation of electric and diesel locomotives.