Bulldog noses in Sweden

ex-DSB Class MX and MY

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Tagab TMY 106 in Nykroppa on 23 May 2000

Tagab TMY 106 in Bergsjo on 23 May 2000

IBAB TMX 1014 + TMX 1016 in Orsa on 24 May 2000

IBAB TMX 1014 + TMX 1016 in Mora on 24 May 2000

IBAB TMX 1014 in Vikmanshyttan on 8 June 2000

BSX TMX 1012 with freight from Linköping to Västervik in Bjärka Säby on 9 May 1995

BSX TMX 1024 in Bjärka Säby on 9 May 1995



From right to left Svensk Tagkraft 10??; Midjyske Jernbaner MY28 ('Victoria') + MZ 1417; TGOJ 402 + CFL 18??. Nässjö, 7 October 2015.

Midjyske Jernbaner MY28 ('Victoria') at Nässjö on 7 October 2015.

?Svensk Tågkraft TMY 1111 at Nässjö on 7 October 2015.

Until more recent years no Bulldog nose GM locomotives operated in Sweden. However, several Swedish private railway companies bought some Class MX and MY locomotives directly from the Danish DSB state railways or from other Swedish private railway companies. The following companies use these locomotives:

Railcare T

On 1 January 2016 Railcare and Three T merged into Railcare T, which is a rail infrastructure contractor and provision of locomotives, staff and freight cars. Workshops are in Långsele and Skelleftehamn.

Owns:
  • TMX 1015 (ex-DSB MX 1015, in a red/white/blue livery of ThreeT since the end of 2011). Bantåg i Dalarna AB bought this loco from IBAB in early 2003. It is used as work train traction between Umea and Gällivare, out of Vännäs. In November 2004 open access railway company RailCare Group bought Bantåg along with the locomotive;
  • TMY 1105 bought from Inlandsgods in 2007 (now in white livery);
  • TMY 1110 (in a red/white/blue livery of ThreeT since the end of 2011); bought early 2010 from Motala Verskstad who bought them earlier on out of the Skånetåg Bulk AB bankruptcy.
  • TMY 1111 (ex-DSB MY 1111). STT overhauled the locomotive in an eco-friendly locomotive project. The locomotive got a new Cummins diesel motor and a new (STT) livery: dark green around the windshields, the rest light green/yellow and silver. Bought after the STT bankruptcy in the end of 2009.

  • TMY 1122 (in Railcare T grey/white/red livery); bought early 2010 from Motala Verskstad who bought them earlier on out of the Skånetåg Bulk AB bankruptcy. Overhauled early 2010 and residing in Padborg, Denmark.
  • TMY 1124 (in DSB red/black livery; without motor as spare parts donor in Långsele); bought early 2010 from Motala Verskstad who bought them earlier on out of the Skånetåg Bulk AB bankruptcy.
  • TMY 1134 (in Railcare T grey/white/red livery); bought early 2010 from Motala Verskstad who bought them earlier on out of the Skånetåg Bulk AB bankruptcy. Overhauled early 2010.

  • TMY 1150 bought from Inlandsgods in 2007 (in white livery);
  • TMY 1157 bought from Inlandsgods in 2007 (in a red/white/blue livery of ThreeT since the beginning of 2013).

  • ex-NSB Di3.621 (green/white stripes livery) is used to be a spare parts donor at Inlandsbanan. It currently resides at Långsele.

    BLDX

    Owns:
  • TMX 1017 (ex-DSB MX 1017; ex-HFHJ MX 17) in HFHJ red and silver stripe livery;
  • TMX 1018 (ex-DSB MX 1018; ex-HFHJ MX 18; not operational) in HFHJ red and silver stripe livery;
  • TMX 1019 (ex-DSB MX 1019; ex-HFHJ MX 19) in BLDX dark green/white/light green with orange stripes livery.

    In 2007 Danish railway company Hovedstadens Lokalbaner sold these former HFHJ MX 17, 18 and 19 to Swedish trader and maintainer NetRail who sold them on to leasing company BLDX.

    CFL cargo Sverige AB (former MidCargo, Nya Inlandsgods, Inlandsgods and BK Tåg)

    Owns:

  • ex-BSM TMX 1012 (ex-DSB MX 1012) in BSM red/black/yellow livery; currently stands a workshop in Stockholm;
  • ex-BSM TMX 1027 (ex-DSB MX 1027) in BSX Tåg red livery; stands as spare parts donor in Mockfjärd.

    This company also rents roundnoses from Svensk Tågkraft for traction of trains around Nässjö.

    Inlandsbanan AB (IBAB)

    Owns Di3 632 (ex-NSB Di3.632; green with white stripes) which is operational and ex-DSB MX 1028 (in BSM red livery; spare parts donor in Kristinehamn).

    Back in 2005 Inlandsbana provided the Östersund - Mora and the Östersund - Gällivare tourist trains over the 'Inlandsbanen' route, sometimes with IBAB TMX Nohab traction.

    Projsoft (Tågkraft)

    Owns:
  • M 34 (ex-DSB MX 1031, in LJ orange livery, non ATC-equipped) bought from the Danish Lollandsbanen;
  • M 35 (ex-DSB MX 1033, in LJ orange livery, non ATC-equipped) bought from the Danish Lollandsbanen;
  • M 37 (ex-DSB MX 1004, in LJ orange livery, non ATC-equipped) bought from the Danish Lollandsbanen;
  • TMX 1042 (ex-DSB MX 1042) in BK Tåg light blue livery with white stripe; bought from STT in 2008.

    This Stockholm based company rents their locomotives out.

    Skandinaviska Jernbanor

    3.629 (ex-Ofotbanen Drift) is now owned by Skandinaviska Jernbanor, but currently stands defect in Amal. Its bogies were sent to Falkoping for repair work but this has been stopped

    Strukton Rail

    Owns TMY 102 (ex-Tågab, ex-DSB MY 1128) in Tågab silver with red stripes livery, bought from Tågab in March 2010.

    Svensk Tågkraft

    Their depot is in Nassjö.

    Owns:

  • MX 1009 (ex-M11 Nordjyske Jernbaner; bought from Contec Rail in January 2012; white/blue NJ livery);
    (li> TMX 1024 (ex-DSB MX 1024, ex-BSM TMX 1024) which was bought from insolvent Skånetåg Bulk AB. It is in the light blue BK Tåg livery with a white stripe:
  • MX 1038 (ex-M10 Nordjyske Jernbaner; bought from Contec Rail in January 2012; white/blue NJ livery);
  • MX 1041 (ex-M9 Nordjyske Jernbaner; bought from Contec Rail in January 2012; white/blue NJ livery);
  • operational TMX 1012 (ex-DSB MX 1012, ex-BSM TMX 1012) in red/white stripe livery.
  • TMX 1013 (ex-DSB MX 1013), not operational in Langsele in 'Grand Nordic' blue livery;
  • TMX 1014 (ex-DSB MX 1014), not operational in Langsele in IBAB red livery;
  • TMX 1016 (ex-DSB MX 1016). operational 'Grand Nordic' blue livery;
  • TMX 104 (ex-DSB MX 1021) in DSB grafitti livery (the side windows were replaced for the square ones of the electric Rc-locomotives).

    Tågåkeriet i Bergslagen AB (Tågab)

    Owns:
  • Tågab TMY 101 (ex-DSB MY 1121) in Tågab silver with red stripes livery;
  • Tågab TMY 103 (ex-DSB MY 1123) in Tågab silver with red stripes livery;
  • Tågab TMY 105 (ex-DSB MY 1113) in Tågab silver with red stripes livery;
  • Tågab TMY 106 (ex-DSB MY 1108) in the Great Northern Railroad (USA) green/orange livery (was used for feature in the film "Dancer in the Dark");
  • Tågab TMY 110 (ex-DSB MY 1132) in a white/blue stripe livery of Inlandsgods, bought back from Inlandsgods in 2007;
  • TMY 1156 (ex-DSB 1156) in DSB red/black livery bought from TGOJ in 2005; this loco was sold and transferred to Karpat Vasut in Hungary in April 2015.

    Early September 2004 Tågab put three TMY locomotives for sale: two in operable condition and one as spare parts donor. The TMY 106 'Dancer in the Dark' is one of the operable locomotives. In 2008 Tagab sold its TMX 104 (ex-DSB MX 1021; in DSB grafitti livery with square side windows) together with TMX 1028 (ex-DSB MX 1028; spare parts supplier; in BSM red livery; in Kristinehamn) to Inlandsbanan AB in Sweden. Tagab scrapped TMY 1118 and TMY 1141.

    The Tågab bulldog nose GM units often can be seen in front of the following Tågab freight trains ordered by Green Cargo (they could however be replaced by another type of locomotive):

    Train 77604 (Monday till Friday):
    Kristinehamn (departure) 08:40 hours
    Storfors (arrival) 09:15 hours

    Train 67604 (Monday till Friday):
    Storfors (departure) 09:20 hours
    Daglösen 09:44/09:56 (running around)
    Hällefors (arrival) 10:30 hours

    Train 67605 (Monday till Friday):
    Hällefors (departure) 13:00 hours
    Daglösen 13:34/13:46 (running around)
    Kristinehamn (arrival) 14:44 hours

    Besides the above mentioned trains a TMY double-header arrives Mondays to Fridays at 09.35 in Västervik and leaves again in the afternoon at 17.37 hours in the direction of Linköping.

    Since 11 December 2011 Tågab runs three StoraEnso wood log trains per week on behalf of Hector Rail from Torsby via Kil to Skoghall. Traction form two TMY locomotives.

    Also in 2016, Tågab runs with a double-traction of TMY locomotives four wood log trains from Torsby to the paper mill in Grums:
    Train Gt 48472 (Tuesday till Friday):
    Torsby (departure) 13:15 hours
    Lysvik 13:43 hours (train crossing)
    Sunne 14:10 hours
    Bäckebron 14:35 hours (train crossing)
    Kil 14:54 (arrival) hours (locos running around the train)
    Train Gt 48473 (Tuesday till Friday):
    Kil (departure 15:32 hours
    Grums (arrival) 15:51 hours

    The return working takes place during night time.

    Since 17 May 2012 Tågab runs a paper train once a week between Kristinehamn via Kongsvingen (NO) to Ranheim (NO).

    The TMX/TMY locomotives could also be seen as the traction for the following trains, but less often:

    Train 77600 (Monday till Friday):
    Kristinehamn (departure) 06:50 hours
    Storfors 07:24 hours
    Daglösen (arrival) 07:49 hours

    Train 77602 (Monday till Friday):
    Daglösen (departure) 07:50 hours
    Filipstad (arrival) 08:04 (further facultativ service to and from Persberg)

    Train 77603 (Monday till Friday):
    Filipstad (departure) 12:15 hours
    Daglösen (arrival) 12:24 hours

    Train 77605 (Monday till Friday):
    Daglösen (departure) 12:25 hours
    Storfors (arrival) 12:50 hours

    Train 77607 (Monday till Friday):
    Storfors (departure) 13:30 hours
    Kristinehamn (arrival) 14:04 hours

    Train 21020 (facultativ Monday till Friday):
    Kristinehamn (departure) 06:25 hours
    Strömtorp (arrival) 06:41 hours

    Train 77622 (facultativ Monday till Friday):
    Strömtorp (departure) 06:50 hours
    Bofors (arrival) 07:14

    Train 21025 (facultativ Monday till Friday):
    Bofors (departure) 07:25 hours
    Strömtorp 07:45 hours
    Kristinehamn (arrival) 08:00 hours