Czech Railways 109E

It will be revealed this summer and undergo extensive testing before going into service. This is Czech Railways’ new Euro-Loco the 109E. Designed to run on any rail system within Czech Republic and neighbouring countries, this built from scratch loco from Skoda will probably end up being bought by other countries too. Its good to see that Skoda are being given a chance to build and develop new locos rather than just buying “off the shelf” (just wish Czechs would keep their breweries Czech owned too).