locomotive and maintenance know how

Locomotive and maintenance know-how

Our maintenance services cover a wide range of both electric and diesel locomotives from different manufacturers.

Locomotive types maintained under full service by mgw Service to date

Electric locomotivesSiemens

  • ES64U2 (Taurus 1016/1116, BR182)
  • ES64U4 (Taurus 1216, BR183, E190)
  • ES64F4 (BR189, E474)
  • Vectron

Bombardier TRAXX

  • BR145
  • BR185.1
  • BR185.2
  • BR186 MS
  • BR187

Alstom – PRIMA

  • BB27000
  • BB37000

Diesel locomotives


  • ER20



locomotives of the above types under full-service agreements

Preventive maintenance services

The following kilometre- or time-based preventive maintenance services are the basic components of our full-service contract. They can also be provided on a single-order basis for customers that do not have a full-service contract:

  • N, F1, F2, F3 (Siemens ES64 types U2, U4, F4)
  • N, I1, I2, I3 (Siemens Vectron)
  • N, I1, I2, I3 (all types of Bombardier TRAXX)
  • N, W2, W3, W4, W5, M500, M1.000, M3.000, M6.000, M10.000, M15.000 (Siemens ER20)
  • Train radio inspection (ZFM 21, MESA, CGR 3000)


Heavy maintenance services

mgw Service has performed the following revisions on these locomotive types, either in its Krefeld maintenance workshop, in partner workshops or in customer workshops:


  • ES64F4 (BR189, E474) – Revision RT4/Br3/HU


Bombardier TRAXX

  • BR145 – Revision R1/Br3/HU
  • BR185.1 – Revision R1/Br3/HU
  • BR185.2 – Revision R1/Br3/HU and Revision R2/Br3/HU
  • BR186 MS – Revision R1/Br3/HU


mgw Service is developing solutions to meet future requirements for BR187, Vectron AC/MS and Vossloh locomotives, among others.

  • Brake revision (German “Br1.2”)
  • Inspection of automatic train control systems including:

LZB/PZB I60R, ZUB262/Integra, EBICAB, SCMT, ATSS/ZUB 123, ETCS, Mirel, SHP, EVM 120, KVB, ATB, Memor

  • Ultrasonic inspection of wheels and axles
  • Wheel reprofiling – either at mgw Service´s Krefeld workshop, or in cooperation with partners in other countries.