Pretty in Pink
Posted on 06 September 2019 by Katrin Auernhammer, Images by Abellio ScotRail
ScottRail's Twitter users voted for a pink engine
MTU rail engines are usually spray-painted blue or red. Since 28 August 2019, ScotRail has been able to boast a pink-finished MTU 16V 4000 unit in its Inter7City 43127 locomotive. The Scottish train operator decided to hold a vote among Twitter followers on the color of the engine, giving them a choice of yellow, turquoise or pink. Over 2,000 took part, with the color pink carrying the day.
ScotRail is introducing 26 fully upgraded InterCity high-speed trains for its services between Scotland’s seven cities. Each train has two locomotives, each powered by a 16V 4000 unit. From now on, that means a fleet of 53 grey engines, with one painted pink. The trains are in service in Scotland, connecting the cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Stirling.