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British Class 86 locomotives arrive for overhaul


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.

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