July 2018

TRAXX AC2 for Beacon Rail – Electric Elegance

A livery can have different purposes. Some designs need to turn heads, be colorful and unique, other designs require a more subtle approach. Railcolor Design can do both.

Electric TRAXX AC2 locomotives of lease company Beacon Rail were due for a repaint in the current company colors, blue and gold. But the color scheme had not yet been applied to this type of machine.

Railcolor Design made a proposal in line with the locomotives design and current regulations. Special front section colors are not required for this type of loco, so there was more design freedom than before. We developed the design and paint plan to ensure a flawless application of the colors.

The end design features a well-balanced distribution of the color. Electric elegance. It is clearly a Beacon Rail locomotive, while there is still enough space on all sides for future operators of the locomotive to add their own logos and slogans.

August 2016

185 602 | An Art Locomotive for HSL Logistik

  • 2016: Full livery design for a Bombardier TRAXX AC2 locomotive
  • Clients: HSL Logistik and Beacon Rail leasing
  • We did: Concept, graphic design, project management, photography
  • in cooperation with mgw Service: project management
  • and Baier Werbung: vinyl application
  • and Wilbri: DTP and print


Signing a ten-year lease contract calls for a special livery. Railcolor Design was asked to come up with an idea for an 'Hingucker', a design that should turn heads. So we did. The operator of the locomotive, the German railfreight company HSL Logistik, likes to paint its rolling stock brown. And it uses four horizontal, orange lines as its signature. An idea was born.

From idea to final design. HSL Logistik's four orange stripes were used to write and compose, resulting in a colorful livery. The design was cut up in 15 strokes per side, 3 strokes for every front, than printed into extremely durable 3M stickers. These were applied one by one onto the locomotive.

A little fun must be

A little fun must be

Since its release early September, we carefully track and trace locomotive 185 602. Railcolor.net has a profile page about this machine displaying its history and showing up to date pictures.

Photo credits: Oliver Schädlich

Photo credits: Oliver Schädlich

In 2018 Fleischmann its N scale model of the HSL art locomotive design. Such an amazing print job on such a tiny scale - 160 times smaller as the original.

Photo: Railcolor Design

Photo: Railcolor Design







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