Rail logistics specialist SETG continues to grow at a fast pace

New locomotives and expansion of the wagon fleet for sophisticated logistics in European rail freight traffic

Rail logistics specialist SETG continues to grow at a fast pace

In response to the dramatically increased order volume, SETG Salzburger EisenbahnTransportLogistik GmbH is expanding its locomotive fleet. At the end of May, Bombardier’s third two-engine locomotive was put into service. The locomotive of the 187 series has a diesel module enabling it to drive on shunting and loading tracks without overhead contact line.

Especially for the forest products industry, this locomotive type offers an efficient solution for individual loading stations where no diesel shunting locomotive is available. The locomotive type 187 will be used by SETG in Germany and Austria, managing director Gunther Pitterka informs in a press release.

The diesel locomotive fleet is also being expanded: the fourth locomotive of this type has already been drilled in by the ‘G1700’ type from Vossloh (Kiel). It operates primarily on non-electrified routes in Bavaria.

Including these latest measures, exactly 40 locomotives are in the service of SETG, including 15 diesel locomotives of the series ER20, G1700, V100 and V60 and 25 modern high-performance electric locomotives of the series 193, 187 and 182/183.

For a multi-year order for container trains, the management of the SETG has decided to order 45 new container wagons of the type ‘Sggns 80’. The delivery will take place at the turn of the year 2018/19. In total, SETG currently has around 400 wagons, especially for round timber, sawn wood, wood chips and container trains.

In 2017, SETG transported a total of 4.4 million tonnes of goods and, with 85 employees, achieved a turnover of EUR 51 million.