DB Schenker Rail Nederland N.V.

DB Schenker Rail Nederland used to be known as Railion Nederland and before as NS-Cargo, and is the former freight operating arm of the Dutch Railways NS. NS-Cargo was merged with DB Cargo (Germany) and DSB Gods (Denmark) into Railion. At first the name Railion Benelux was used, but this was changed in September 2003 to Railion Nederland. From 2008 DB Schenker Rail is officially used although most of the locmotives still show "Railion".

DB Schenker still operates most of the freight trains in The Netherlands. For this they use electric locomotives, diesel locomotives and diesel shunters. Most of the freight is focused on the port of Rotterdam, although also the port of Amsterdam gets its share of freight. Very special is the isolated small network in the "Zeeuws Vlaanderen" region, only connected by rail to Belgium and without passenger trains.

A new railway line all the way from the port of Rotterdam to the German border at Emmerich was opened in 2007. This line is completely dedicated to freight and electrified at 25kV 50Hz. Railion operates over the line with new locomotives class RN 189 and diesel locomotives class 6400.

Website of DB Schenker: www.rail.dbschenker.nl

Rolling Stock of DB Schenker Rail Nederland N.V.
RN 189 RN 189
1600 1600
6400 6400
RN 266 RN 363