Prototype: German Railroad, Inc. (DB AG) class 185.2 general-purpose locomotive. Used for the freight railroad Railion Deutschland/DB Logistics. Dual system locomotive built by Bombardier as a regular production locomotive from the TRAXX program.
Model: The locomotive is constructed of metal with many cast-on details. The locomotive has a digital decoder and a special motor. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. Traction tires. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The headlights are maintenance-free LEDs. 2 pantographs that can be raised and lowered (they are not wired to take power from catenary). Length over the buffers 21.7 cm / 8-1/2".
Electric Locomotives The locomotive classes 185.2 for the DB AG and the 482 for the SBB Cargo originated in Bombardier's TRAXX (Transnational Railway Applications with eXtreme fleXibility) family. These locomotives are used for medium heavy passenger and freight domestic service as well as for cross-border operations. New regulations forced Bombardier to make changes to the locomotives from 2005 on: these locomotives have been equipped with a locomotive body better able to sustain crashes, which makes them look brawnier and more powerful compared to the predecessor. Other changes involve the electric power converter system, which does not affect the looks of the locomotives. Other railroads are also making use of these innovative locomotives, since individual wishes and requirements are relatively easy to satisfy with innovative "package" solutions.