First private Bulgarian railway operator BULMARKET RAIL CARGO makes another expansion taking a bold business decision to buy old Class 86 electric locomotives. Of course, these ones have to pass a serious overhaul and some changes required by Bulgarian legislation. At the end Bulgarian homologation will be granted and Bulmarket will have 6 more mainline locomotives.
Changes in locomotive construction feature downgrading top speed for freight duty to 100km/h, installing a second pantograph, Secheron speed recorder, snow plows, and many others. Timeline for these Class 86 rehabilitation is end of 2016.