Prototype: Class 185 dual system locomotive. Privately owned locomotive painted and lettered for the firm rail4chem Railroad Company mbH, Essen, Germany, in the association Rail Freight Alliance European Bulls.
Model: The locomotive is constructed of metal with many cast-in details. The total design of the locomotive is ideal for model railroad operation. The locomotive has a digital decoder and a special can motor. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. 2 traction tires. The headlights are LED's and they will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Adjustable running characteristics. 4 pantographs that can be raised and lowered manually (they are not wired to take power from the catenary). Length over the buffers 21.7 cm / 8-9/16".
Era V freight cars from almost all of the Central European railroads go well with this locomotive.
European Bulls across Borders. European Bulls was founded on January 13, 2005 as an alliance of several European railroad freight companies with the main objective of setting up a Europe-wide system of quality, reliable rail freight service focused on customers. For the first time, customers for European Bulls can contract with this association in one step for international rail service without restrictions by old national borders and considerations having to be taken into account between state railroads. The partners in European Bulls offer Pan-European transport services as they have been offered for a long time on roads and waterways, services that have always failed by rail because of the areas of responsibilities for the various national railroads. The members of the alliance are: Comsa Rail Transport (Barcelona, Spain) Ferrovie Nord Cargo (Milan, Italy) LTE Logistik- und Transport (Graz, Austria) rail4chem (Essen, Germany) viamont (Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic) The alliance partners link up their experiences and areas of activity from their home countries for international transportation. For customers this means only one partner at any one time responsible for the entire international service with the same standards. As one of the five members of "European Bulls" "rail4chem" contributes to the European freight service with appropriately designed motive power. In addition, these units have permission and safety packages for cross-border traffic for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.