New - Powerful - Black.
Mitsui Rail Capital Europe is new subsidiary of the Japanese international company Mitsui & Co. MRCE finances and leases freight cars and increasingly modern locomotives too. Customers of MRCE are transportation firms running fast, safe transport with cross-border trains all over Europe. MRCE is betting on the TRAXX family of multiple-current system locomotives for this. These locomotives are technically very much like the class 185, and they are authorized for use on the most important European railroads. The striking black paint scheme for these units conveys technical esthetics, emphasizes practicality, and promises appropriate performance. The fleet is quite current: 16 of these new "Knight Riders" are already in service, and additional locomotives have been ordered from Bombardier (status as of the middle of 2006).