Following several months of modification work, Europhoenix today unveiled their demonstrator locomotive. The locomotive has been modified from a standard BR Class 86 locomotive to demonstrate the types of alteration possible for export locomotives.
Fitted with modern-standard light-clusters and roof-mounted headlights to comply with European standards, in place of the original headcode-mounted marker lights and central headlight, the loco will also be fitted with twin Faiveley pantrographs in due course as another example of the available modifications under the Europhoenix programme.
Modifications to traction and internal equipment will be carried out according to customersÕ requirements.
Europhoenix is proud to simultaneously unveil the first former Class 86 locomotive for export, number 0450 001-7, destined for open-access operator Floyd in Hungary.
This locomotive features an alternative modified headlight arrangement to comply with Hungarian standards, and has been given a comprehensive examination at Long Marston. The loco is due to move to Crewe for live testing on Tuesday 3rd February, and handover to Floyd for export.
A second locomotive is undergoing modification for Floyd and will follow Floyd 1 to Hungary in March.