Railway companies in Europe usually maintain one or more vehicles in their fleets painted in original colours. Such a habit is also present at Slowenian Railways which have decided to paint the electric locomotive of series 363-005 in the "old" colours. SŽ - CD painted the locomotive in yellow-green-brown colours. The painting was carried out at our workshop in Dobova which is specialized for such work.
Series 363 locomotives, which were named to "Brižita" were manufactured in Alstom's factory in France, in years 1975-1977. When they started to run along the Slovenian electrified lines, they wore a yellow-green-brown colour, but since 2004 we have started to paint them in red and white combination at the request of the owner. First, which was wearing a new colour, was the locomotive 363-019.
363-005 was on repair (revision) in our workshops and painting was performed as a part of it. The locomotive was handed over to the owner at the end of September. On Slovenian tracks you can see it in the nostalgic colours again.
All other locomotives of series 363, which have beed repaired this year in SŽ - CD, will remain coloured in the red and white combination.
363-005 with fresh painting of "old colours" at the workshop in Ljubljana (photo: archive SŽ - CD)