Locomotive exchange

At the locomotive exchange, NRail brokers used rail vehicles between providers and buyers from the rail industry. The range includes locomotives for passenger and freight transport, track construction vehicles and machines, road-rail vehicles, passenger cars and freight wagons.Used rail vehicles can offer a cost-effective way to expand the fleet, replace existing vehicles or address special requirements.

The advantages of purchasing used rail vehicles at a glance:

Cost efficiency: Purchasing used rail vehicles can provide significant cost savings compared to purchasing new vehicles.

Faster availability: Used vehicles are often available more quickly than new ones because they have already been manufactured and do not require extensive production times.

Flexibility: Purchasing used vehicles allows utility companies to expand or adapt their fleet as needed without having to invest in new, expensive vehicles.

NRail supports buyers in the selection and procurement process of rail vehicles and accompanies the sales process in all aspects, from the appraisal to contract drafting and financing.

Thanks to our network and our expertise (experts from the railway industry, including North Rail), NRail has very good market knowledge and routine in handling complex sales processes.

Use NRail when selling or purchasing used rail vehicles and achieve good and discreet business deals with us.

Overview of the different vehicle categories

Locomotives are rail transport vehicles that are equipped with their own drive system and have the ability to move independently. They are mainly used in railway transport and are used to pull or push trains. Locomotives are usually equipped with engines or engines that provide the tractive power required to move heavy freight or passenger cars. The most well-known types of locomotives include locomotives, which are usually placed at the beginning or end of a train, and diesel or electric multiple units, which are self-propelled units capable of pulling both freight and passenger trains.

A trainset is a special type of rail vehicle that consists of several interconnected cars or car bodies and has its own drive systems. Unlike traditional trains, where each unit has its own locomotive driver or engine, multiple units are designed to operate autonomously. They can be used for passenger or freight transport.

Multiple units are often electric or diesel powered and usually have engines integrated into the car itself. This allows them to accelerate, brake and steer independently. Multiple units are widespread in many parts of the world and are used in urban mass transit systems, on long-distance routes and on high-speed trains.

Multiple units offer the advantage of being more efficient and flexible in operation because they do not require additional locomotives. They are also typically designed to be more aerodynamic and can reach higher speeds than traditional trains.

​​A track construction vehicle is a specialized rail vehicle used for the construction, maintenance and repair of railway tracks and paths. These vehicles are equipped with various equipment and machines that make it possible to lay, repair or modernize rails, sleepers, ballast and other elements of the rail transport system. Track construction vehicles come in different sizes and types and are used depending on the specific requirements and needs in the area of ​​railway infrastructure.

Typical functions of track construction vehicles can be:

  1. Ballast distribution: You can distribute and level ballast evenly on the rail bed area to create a stable foundation for the rails.
    A two-way vehicle is a specialized vehicle designed to travel on rails and roads. These vehicles are designed to provide the flexibility to operate on both railway tracks and normal road routes. They are often used in railway applications to carry out maintenance on the tracks, transport goods or in situations where quick and easy relocation between rail and road is required.
    A typical road-rail vehicle is equipped with special wheelsets and systems that allow switching between the two modes (rail and road). This can be done by raising or lowering the wheels or through other mechanisms. Such a vehicle can glide on tracks when traveling on the rail network and then travel on roads when moving between different sections of track or in and out of train stations or shipyards.
    Road-rail vehicles are often used in the railway industry for maintenance work on tracks, switches and signaling systems. They are also useful for transporting materials and goods between road and rail or in situations where access to rail infrastructure is required.
    Overall, rail-road vehicles offer a flexible solution for tasks that require a combination of rail and road usage requirements, and they contribute to the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of rail transport.
  1. Track Lifts and Directions: These vehicles can lift rails to correct irregularities or move them into the correct position.
  2. Rail replacement: You can make the replacement of rails and sleepers easier and efficient.
  3. Welding rails: Some track construction vehicles are equipped with welding equipment to connect rails together.
  4. Inspection and maintenance: They can also be used to check the rail infrastructure for damage or wear and make appropriate repairs.

Track construction vehicles play a crucial role in maintaining rail safety and efficiency as they ensure the quality and stability of the tracks on which trains travel. Depending on the needs of a particular project, these vehicles may have different functions and features.

A freight car is a specialized rail vehicle designed to transport freight and goods on railway tracks. These wagons are typically designed to transport a wide variety of cargo, including general cargo, bulk cargo, containers, liquids, heavy machinery, vehicles and much more. Freight wagons are an essential part of freight transport in the rail transport system and contribute to economic efficiency and logistics.

There are different types of freight wagons, specialized depending on the cargo and intended use. Some of the most common types are:

  1. Open freight wagons: These wagons do not have a closed panel and are often used for transporting bulk goods such as coal, ore, sand and gravel.
  2. Covered freight wagons: These wagons are closed and protect the freight from the elements and theft. They are used for sensitive or perishable goods such as food, machines or electronic devices.
  3. Tank wagons: These special wagons are designed to transport liquid or gaseous chemicals and products such as petroleum, chemicals and gases.
  4. Flat cars: Flat cars have a flat surface and are often used to transport containers, vehicles, heavy machinery or large construction projects.
  5. Refrigerated wagons: These wagons are insulated and equipped with refrigeration or refrigeration systems and are used to transport perishable goods such as food and pharmaceutical products.

Freight wagons play an important role in the global transport of goods and enable the cost-efficient and safe transport of goods over long distances. They are available in different sizes and configurations to meet the needs of different types of cargo.

A passenger car is a rail vehicle that was specially developed for transporting passengers in rail transport. These carriages are designed to provide comfort, safety and convenience to passengers while traveling on railway tracks. Passenger cars are a fundamental part of local public transport and the long-distance transport network for travelers and commuters.

There are different types of passenger cars that serve different purposes:

  1. Passenger coaches: These coaches are designed for long-distance travel and provide seating for passengers. They can provide comfortable seats, luggage racks, toilets and other amenities for the travelers.
  2. S-Bahn and regional cars: These cars are intended for local and regional transport in urban areas and neighboring regions. They often provide standing room and are designed to carry large numbers of commuters.
  3. Sleeping and couchette cars: These cars are designed for overnight trips and provide sleeping or reclining options for passengers to comfortably cover long distances.
  4. Special cars: In some cases, there are also special passenger cars designed for special purposes, such as dining cars, conference cars or panoramic cars, which allow a better view during the journey.

Passenger carriages are available in various designs and configurations, depending on the requirements of the particular railway route and the comfort needs of the passengers. They play a crucial role in passenger transport and help get people to their destinations safely and efficiently.