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N Scale - Hobbytrain - H2713 - Locomotive, Electric, Siemens ES64 U Taurus - Rail Transport Services - 1216 902-7

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Stock NumberH2713
Body StyleHobbytrain Electric Engine ES64 U4 (BR 1216)
Image Provider's WebsiteLink
Prototype VehicleLocomotive, Electric, Siemens ES64 U Taurus (Details)
Road or Company NameRail Transport Services (Details)
Reporting MarksRTS
Road or Reporting Number1216 902-7
Paint Color(s)Orange and White
Print Color(s)Orange and Black
Additional Markings/SloganSwietelsky
Coupler TypeRapido Hook
Coupler MountBody-Mount
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
DCC ReadinessReady
Release Date2009-01-01
Item CategoryLocomotives
Model TypeElectric
Model SubtypeSiemens
Model VarietyES 64 U4 (BR 1216)
Prototype RegionEurope
Prototype EraEU Epoch VI (2001 - Present)
Years Produced1999–2011

Model Information: Neodymium motor with flywheel powers all 4 axles. One axle with 2 traction tires. LED light change from white to red with direction. NEM coupler pocket. Locomotive can be switched between rail and catenary power.
Prototype History:
Based on the Siemens Eurosprinter concept, the ES 64 U was developed as a universal electric locomotive with a top speed of 230 km/h (140 mph). The ÖBB assigned the protected name Taurus to Class 1016 (and later to the Classes 1116 and 1216); since then all ES 64 U+ series are widely known as 'Taurus' locos.
The locomotives of this type are multi-system electric locomotives of the latest generation, which can be used for heavy freight traffic and the fast travel across borders. They currently operate in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech republic, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.

They have been produced in three different variants:

U64U - ÖBB BR 1016 - only operating on 15 kV 16 2/3 Hz AC supply in Austria.
Built: 1999–2006 - more than 300 produced for ÖBB (combined with BR 1116)

U64U2 - ÖBB BR 1116 - can also operate on 25 kV 50 Hz AC.
- also referred to as (Germany) Deutsche Bahn AG Class 182, (Hungary) MÁV Class 470, GySEV Class 1047
Built: 1999–2006 - more than 300 produced for ÖBB (combined with BR 1016)

U64U4 - ÖBB BR 1216 - can operate under 4 different 3-phase supplies.
- also referred to as (Slovenia) Slovenske železnice (SŽ) Class 541, (Poland) PKP Intercity (PKP IC) Class EU44 "Husarz", (Italy) FS E 190.
Built: 2005–2011 - initial order of 50 by ÖBB

On 2 September 2006 the locomotive 1216 025-7 (prior to delivery to ÖBB) set a new world record for conventional electric locomotives, when, during the trials near Nürnberg, it reached a top speed of 357 km/h (222 mph).
The locomotive was not modified for the record. Since then, this type has become the fastest locomotive in the world.

From Wikipedia
Read more (in German) about ES64U2 and ES64U4
Road Name History:
As a subsidiary company of Swietelsky Baugesellschaft m.b.H., one of the biggest European companies in areas like railway construction, RTS has a strong partner.

As part of this group, RTS is of prime importance for the transport of railway construction machines and work train services in construction site transport. Their work here ranges from transporting a tamping machine or a special transport wagon on block trains to the transfer of large scale building machines. Furthermore, RTS has a strong international network of partners. RTS RRTS Rail Transport Service GmbH has been an established private rail transport company in Europe since it was founded in September 2004.

Quality and safety are the basic principles of the company philosophy. With safety management stretching across the entire sector, RTS GmbH ensures that the level of safety is constantly being improved. The safety policy is oriented towards requirements from national and international laws and regulations. RTS GmbH is certified according to ISO 9001 (Quality management), OHSAS 18001 (Work safety management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental management), among others.
Brand/Importer Information:
Hobbytrain was an Austrian firm, that was acquired by Wolfgang Lemke GmbH in 2002. It produces HO and N scale models.
Item created by: gdm on 2016-12-11 10:59:21. Last edited by Alain LM on 2021-03-24 05:53:19

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