Bulldog noses in Denmark

Class MX and MY

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PBS MY 1030 in Tønder on 16 May 2000

PBS MY 1122 + MY 1132 in Vamdrup on 16 May 2000

DSB MY 1158 in Vejle Havn on 16 May 2000

Ostbanen MX 41 in Rønland on 17 May 2000

SB M 10 in Albaek on 18 May 2000

HFHJ MX 19 + MX 18 in Kregme on 9 June 2000

HFHJ MX 19 + MX 18 in Hillerød on 9 June 2000

Danish GM Gruppen MY 1105 in Padborg (DK), February 2002

NVAG livered EuroRail Laising MY 1148 stands unused in Padborg (DK) in company of PBS DL 1, February 2002

NVAG livered EuroRail Laising MY 1148 stands unused in Padborg (DK), February 2002

Tønder Bank Leasing MY 1122 in Padborg (DK), February 2002

TraXion MY 1150 + Tønder Bank Leasing MY 1134 shunt in Tinglev (DK) before departing as freight GF 8647 (Tinglev - Arhus Havn), February 2002

TraXion MY 1150 + Tønder Bank Leasing MY 1134 shunt in Tinglev (DK) before departing as freight GF 8647 (Tinglev - Arhus Havn), February 2002

TraXion MY 1150 + Tønder Bank Leasing MY 1134 pull freight GF 8647 (Tinglev - Arhus Havn) at Stallerup (DK), February 2002

OHJ MX 101 + 2 OHJ coaches + 1 OHJ control cab coach are ready to depart Holbaek (DK) for Nykobing S as train P 21, February 2002

OHJ MX 101 + 2 OHJ coaches + 1 OHJ control cab coach pass Marso (DK) as train P 21 (Holbaek - Nykobing S), February 2002

OHJ MX 101 + 2 OHJ coaches + 1 OHJ control cab coach pass Sandby (DK) as train P 21 (Holbaek - Nykobing S), February 2002

Lollandsbanen MX 1153 stands ready for delivery at the DSB workshop in Copenhagen (DK), February 2002

TTVJ MX 1030 stands without engine in Tønder (DK), February 2002





























Danish May 2004 Nohab hunt

Michael Frick's MX 1030 without bogies in Tønder on 20 May 2004.

VLTJ 26 + container wagon as train G 7451 (Rønland - Herning) in Armose on 21 May 2004.

DSB Museumstog's MY 1101, MX 1001 and DSB Materiel Laboratorium MY 1135 in Randers on 22 May 2004.

DSB Museumstog's MY 1101 + 4 coaches as special passenger train from Randers to Langå at Lille-Stevnstrup on 22 May 2004.

DSB Museumstog's MY 1001 + 3 coaches as special passenger train from Randers to Langå at Lille-Stevnstrup on 22 May 2004.

DSB Materiel Laboratorium's MY 1135 + 4 coaches as special passenger train from Randers to Langå at Lille-Stevnstrup on 22 May 2004.

DSB Museumstog's MY 1001 + MY 1101 + 9 coaches as special passenger train from Randers to Viborg at Lille-Stevnstrup on 23 May 2004.

DSB Museumstog's MY 1001 + MY 1101 + 5 coaches as special passenger train from Randers to Viborg just west of Langå on 23 May 2004.

DSB Museumstog's MY 1101 + MY 1001 + 5 coaches as empty working from Viborg to Randers at Middelhede on 23 May 2004.

NJ M 10 + freight train G 7421 (Aalborg - Hirtshals) at Horne on 24 May 2004.

NJ M 10 + freight train G 7462 (Hirtshals - Aalborg) at Tornby on 24 May 2004.

NJ M 11 + M 10 + freight train G 7462 (Hirtshals - Aalborg) at Rakkeby on 24 May 2004.

VL MX 103 + 3 VL coaches as school train 21 (Holbæk - Nykøbing, Sj) at Mårsø on 27 May 2004.

HFHJ MX 17 + MX 19 + steel train GF 91459 (Frederiksværk - Høje Taastrup) at Borup on 27 May 2004.

TraXion MY 1156 at Padborg on 28 May 2004.

DSB Materiel Laboratorium MY 1135 + 2 test coaches at Rødekro (DK) on 29 May 2004.



The Danish state railway company Danske Statsbaner (DSB) had two Bulldog nose class GM locomotives built by Nydquist och Holm AB in Sweden (for short: Nohab) in license, the class MX (A1A-A1A, 45 units, max. 133 km/h) and the stronger version class MY (A1A-A1A, 59 units, max. 133 km/h), forming the largest group of Bulldog nose GM units in Europe:

Class MX

- 20 locomotives with an 1,425 hp 12-567C engine (numbers DSB 1001 - 1020 built in 1960 and 1961) and
- 25 locomotives with an 1,450 hp 12-567D1 engine (numbers DSB 1021 - 1045 built in 1961 and 1962).

Class MY

- 5 locomotives were originally equipped with an 1,700 hp 16-567B engine (numbers DSB 1101 - 1105 built in 1954 and 1955), of which 4 locomotives (DSB 1101, 1103 - 1105) were equipped with an 1,950 hp16-567C engine later on (the 16-567B engines were exchanged with other MV or MY locomotives and these were renumbered as MV class from 1968 onwards, only containing MV 1101, 1102, 1104, 1109, 1134 and 1144 during the years after 1968) and
- 39 locomotives with an 1,950 hp 16-567C engine (numbers DSB 1105 - 1144 built between 1954 and 1958) and
- 15 locomotives with an 1,950 hp 16-567D1 engine (numbers DSB 1144 - 1159 built in 1964 and 1965).


The last DSB locomotive was withdrawn from scheduled DSB freight service on 15 June 2001. During the years, several locomotives were sold to Danish, German, Norwegian and Swedish private railway companies. In Denmark the following private railway companies, leasing companies and museum organisations got their hands on the DSB bulldog noses (see the country themes of Germany, Norway and Sweden for the locomotives which went there):


BLDX Rail Service

This leasing/investment company is a daughter company of Contec Rail and owns:
  • MX 17 (BLDX MX 1017; not ATC equipped; bought from Hovedstadens Lokalbane; in a vale red livery);
  • MX 18 (BLDX MX 1018; not ATC equipped; bought from Hovedstadens Lokalbane; in a vale red livery);
  • MX 19 (not ATC equipped; bought from Hovedstadens Lokalbane; in 2009 renumbered BLDX MX 1019 was painted in an own dark green/white/light green with orange stripes livery).

    CFL Cargo Danmark (formerDansk Jernbane ApS, DJ)

    Dansk Jernbane ApSis a Luxembourg CFL Cargo daughter company, now called CFL Cargo Danmark.

    Owns:
  • MX 1029 (ATC equipped; ex-DSB MX 1029 since December 2010 in a GM brown/yellow stripe livery, like the MX 1023; bought as MX 104 in October 2005 from VL; renumbered in MX 1029, its old DSB number);
  • MX 1023 (ATC equipped; ex-DSB MX 1023; in 2007 purchased from Vestsjællands Lokalbaner as MX 41 "Kong Hother"; now the loco is painted in GM brown/yellow stripe livery);
  • MY 1146 (ATC equipped; ex-MY 1146; bought from NJ in the second half of 2008 as M17; now the loco is painted in GM brown/yellow stripe livery).

    The reason for the large extention of the CFL Cargo Danmark fleet is the fact that Railion Danmark has given up its freight service to many destinations in Denmark as from 1 April 2006. This concerns the freight services to Esbjerg, Kalundborg, Randers, Nyborg, Vejen and Aalborg (and Århus and Padborg for wagon load traffic). Since 4 June 2012 the line Bramming - Grindsted is not served any more.

    On Tuesdays and Thursdays CFL Cargo Danmark takes tank cars with tar between Fredericia and Nyborg:

    Train GF 7242:
    Fredericia 08:41
    Nyborg 9:46

    In Nyborg the locomotive shunts the empty tank cars along the harbour to Avernakke, from where the loaded tank cars are taken back.

    Train GF 7243:
    Nyborg 14:20
    Fredericia 15:30
    CFL Cargo Danmark is the traction provider for the steel trains between Fredericksværk and Ringsted which are run by them since 3 January 2008. During stand-still time the locomotive can be found in Ringsted. Between Ringsted and Kopenhagen DB Schenker Rail Scandinavia provides the traction.

    Train CG 7210 Tuesdays and Thursdays:
    Ringsted 18:49
    København H 19:35/38
    Snekkersten 20:14/39
    Hillerød 20:58
    then further to Frederickærk

    Train CG 7211 Wednesdays and Fridays:
    Hillerød 00:05
    Ringsted 02:30

    Contec Rail

    The mother company of BLDX. Their depot is in Køge. It owns:
  • MX 1006 (bought from CFL Cargo Danmark early 2011; ATC equipped; ex-DSB MX 1006; since 2000 in DSB classical brown livery; was former Vestsjællands Lokalbaner MX 43);
  • MX 1008 (bought from CFL Cargo Danmark early 2010; ATC not equipped; ex-DSB MX 1008 in Contec Rail blue/white stripes livery since March 2010; was former Vestsjællands Lokalbaner MX 101);
  • MX 1030 (bought from CFL Cargo Danmark in the second half of 2008; spare parts loco sitting at Padborg; in orange/white stripe livery);
  • MY 1153 (bought from LJ in the second half of 2008 as M 38; in Contec Rail blue/white stripes livery since 2015);
  • MY 1154 (bought from CFL Cargo Danmark early 2010; ATC equipped; in a vale red livery;
  • MY 1158 (bought from CFL Cargo Danmark in the second half of 2008; in blue with white and yellow stripes Contec Rail livery).

    DSB Museumstog in Odense

    operates since 1986 now and then special passenger trains in Denmark with MX 1001 (ATC equipped) and MY 1101 (both in DSB brown livery). Two new assets are the MY 1135 and the MY 1159 (both in DSB red/black livery), who are both operational. In the Denmarks Jernbanemuseum stands MY 1112 with one side open to show the visitors how a diesel locomotive looks like inside (this loco is also in DSB red/black livery).

    Lokaltog (former Regionstog and Lokalbanen

    Owns:
  • HFHJ MX 16 (ex-DSB 1045; in yellow livery) for snow clearing duties;
  • MX 1005 (ØSJS MX 42, used as snowplow locomotive based in Køge, in DSB red/black livery);
  • MX 1010 (OHJ MX 103 in OHJ red livery);
  • MX 1043 (LJ M 36 in LJ orange livery);
  • MY 1145 (OHJ MY 105; ATC equipped).

    These four locos are used for work trains and for snow clearing duties.

    Midtjyske Jernbaner A/S (former Vemb - Lemvig - Thyborøn Jernbane A/S, VLTJ, Lemvigbanen)

    Owns:
  • MX 1025 (non ATC-equipped; VLTJ MX 26 in orange/red/white livery as "Tørfisken") is out of service;
  • MY 1152 (VLTJ MY 28 and named "Victoria" since november 2001 was painted in orange/red/white livery, just like MX 26 mid 2016).

    Midtjyske Jernbaner operates freight trains Herning - Holstebro - Vemb - Lemvig - Rønland (- in the past further to Thyborøn Havn). Herning - Holstebro - Vemb is ordered by Railion Denmark A/S.
    On Mondays (fixed) and Thursdays (facultative):

    Rønland 16:00 (estimated)
    Lemvig 16:25/17:25 (estimated)
    Vemb 18:00 (estimated)
    Train G 7519:
    Vemb 18:12
    Lem 18:46/49
    Skjern 19:01/02
    Herning 19:42

    Train G7528:
    Herning 20:21
    Borris 20:48/42
    Skjern 21:04/05
    Vemb 21:49

    Vemb 21:50 (estimated) Lemvig 22:10/22:20 (estimated)
    Rønland 22:50 (estimated) Between 25 May 2013 and 19 August 2013, the trains between Skjern and Herning are being diverted via Holstebro (with change of driving direction in Vemb and Holstebro).

    MY Veterantog in Padborg

    operates since 1998 now and then special passenger trains in Denmark. It owns ATC train safety system fitted ex-DSB MY 1126 (it is in silver/blue 'graffiti' livery, but the plan is to give it the classical brown DSB livery).
    In 2003 MY 1105 (in DSB red/black livery) was sold to Tågab in Sweden.

    Nordjyske Jernbaner A/S (NJ)

    This merger between Skagensbane -SB- and Hjørring Privatbane (since July 2001) operated freight trains Skagen - Frederikshavn - Hjørring - Aalborg v.v. and Hjørring - Hirthals v.v. Owned: MX 1009 (NJ M 11, ex-OHJ MX 102), MX 1038 (NJ M 10) and MX 1041 (NJ M 9). All locomotives are in NJ white/blue livery. Additionally MY 1146 (now NJ M 17 in NJ livery, albeit with dark grey roof in stead of the usual white) has been bought from DSB in January 2002. The M 17 was ATC equipped and therefore works the Skagen - Aalborg v.v. trains. The other locomotives were scheduled for the Hjørring - Hirthals roundtrips. Since April 2006 all four NJ roundnoses are rented to DJ which from that date carries out the NJ freight workings for three years. In the second half of 2008 the M9, M10 and M11 were sold to Contec Rail and the MY 1146 to CFL Cargo Danmark, thus NJ has no roundnoses on its roster any more.

    Privatbanen Sønderjylland (PBS)

    operated freight trains in the Southern part of Denmark until March 2001 when it went bankrupt. PBS in receivership owned MX 1030 and MY 1120.
    The MX 1030 was then owned by a German NOHAB fan, Michael Frick, and stands on the property of Boiler-Work in Tønder, visible on the east of the shunting yard behind a fence. The locomotive lacks its traction motors and bogies and is painted in a new red with white stripes GM livery. In March 2005 the locomotive was bought by DJ.
    The MY 1120 (in red/black DSB livery) was scrapped in July 2005 in Tønder.
    MY 1124 (in red/black DSB livery) is sold to Skånetåg Bulk AB in Sweden.

    Railcare Danmark AS (CapTrain)

    Uses TMY 1157 which was bought by Swedish sister company Bantåg Nordic AB from Swedish Inlandsgods AB in 2007. It is in DSB red/black livery. It also uses MY 1122 in Denmark from its Swedish mother company Railcare T. MY 1134 was used in Denmark until April 2017, but resides since then again in Sweden.
    Since 1 January 2013 TX Logistik operates the Dyckerhoff Werk-Deuna cement trains from Germany to Taulov. Railcare provides the traction in Denmark instead of CFL Cargo previously. Railcare also provides the roundnose traction for shunting TX trains between the station in Padborg and the terminal in Padborg.

    In February 2016 CapTrain started a new six days a week intermodal freight train between Geleen DSM (NL) and Høje-Taastrup (DK). It leaves Padborg (DK) at 05:50 hours and arrives at Høje-Taastrup at 10:30 hours on Tuesdays through Saturdays as train 41550. The return train 41551 leaves Høje-Taastrup at 18:30 hours on Mondays through Fridays and arrives at Padborg (DK) at 22:30 hours. As well as CapTrain roundnoses as MZ locomotives are used as traction for these trains.

    Scandic Rail Partners

    This former EuroRail Laising MY 1148 locomotive carried a NVAG red livery with white NVAG stripes, but was painted in classical brown DSB livery in June 2009.
    The keeper of the MY 1148 is NEG and the locomotive is currently used by CapTrain in Denmark.

    Struer museum

    ex-DSB MY 1104 which was owned by GM Gruppen Norge and which stood for years in Eidsvoll (N) has arrived back in Denmark on 24 October 2007. It is now residing in Tønder. The locomotive has been bought by a danish railfan who hopes to run specials with it in the future. At the moment, this roundnose is in an inoperable condition and it is still in its classic brown livery from 2003.

    For the following unused DSB locomotives the future is still uncertain

  • MX 1035 (in the classical DSB brown livery) stands at Struer railway station as a monument (and before that at a private place between 5 September 1992 until 15 August 2014) and it is planned to take part in a railway museum in Struer later on.
  • MV 1102, MY 1139 and MV 1144 (all in DSB red/black livery) were finally scrapped on 13 October 2005 at the scrapyard of Hensat Henriksen in Arhus.



    For news about the Danish railway companies visit the site of John Bjerregaard.
    The yearly time schedules of Railion Danmark and the private Danish railway companies can be downloaded from the website of Banedanmark.