At Bemo Rail we also rent out new and used shunting locomotives.
The advantage of renting and leasing is that you do not have to make a large investment in advance and you also have the option to try out a vehicle first. This allows you to properly assess whether the shunting locomotive fits in with your loading process. The better the fit, the more efficient the loading process will be.
This Bemo Rail agreement includes preventive and corrective maintenance, to ensure the loading process never stands still and you have a clear overview of the operational costs in advance.
Rental locomotivesRental prices depend on the desired shunter and terms. Older vehicles, whether or not renovated by Bemo Rail, are available in reasonable numbers. The locomotives used can be rented or leased for both shorter and longer periods. In addition to rental and lease, there is also the possibility of sale and leaseback constructions.
When located outside the Benelux area, renting is not always possible. Depending on the local legislation and accountancy rules it may be possible to rent or lease. All the rental models are also for sale.
It’s busy in the Bemo Rail workshop. Currently, a considerable number of new projects are in progress for the delivery of various shunting locomotives and trailers.
After the in-house design phase, we are now working on the construction of the base frames and we are making good progress already.
At the moment, we are working on a 4-axle shunting locomotive BRD100 (Rescue Vehicle) complete with 4 trailers, (RC180 trailers with loading crane, and three RC240 trailers without).
We are also building a BRE60, battery electrically powered locomotive and 3 pieces KRE15 battery electric road-rail vehicles.
More information about our shunting vehicles: www.bemorail.com/products-shunting-technology/
We have been selling shunting locomotives, also known as rail shunters, at Bemo for 50 years now. Rail shunters, are typically used by companies that have their own on-site rail logistics systems.
We design and manufacture bespoke shunters from scratch at our workshop in the Netherlands, combining and tailoring standard components to customer-specific needs and requirements. This modular approach to construction makes it possible to deliver any combination of capacities, speeds, and pulling forces. Our shunters are used predominantly in heavy industry, on storage and transhipment sites and at rail and metro depots and workshops.
We employ a highly skilled workforce and integrate only the best quality materials and components. Right from the very first pencil stroke for a new design to the delivery of a brand new locomotive, safety, ergonomics and the environment are top of mind. Boasting a spacious workshop and an industry-savvy engineering department, anything is possible at Bemo Rail.
Back to the beginning…
Since 1970, Bemo Rail represented locomotive brands such as Vollert, MaK, Hunslet and Allen from England and Germany. In 1983, the Bemo business model changed. To meet our customers’ needs, we started engineering our own locomotives. First using parts that were in available in the European market; later using parts machined in our own workshop.
Co-founder Berkhout: “The first Bemo locomotive was a diesel locomotive for the Dutch Railways. We received a one-million-guilder (approximately 453,780 euro) subsidy from the Ministry of Economic Affairs to build the locomotive. The Dutch Railways ordered a second locomotive right away, an electric one with a conductor line. That second locomotive was finished before the ‘first’. At that time, we engineered the locomotives and had them assembled by Steemeijer in Hoogwoud.”
- 1970 – 1982 Representation of locomotives as a commercial product from England and Germany from Vollert, MaK, Hunslet and Allan.
- 1983 Started engineering our own locomotives; assembly by Steemeijer in Hoogwoud, NL.
- 1986 Shunter with an electric with cable, range of 1000 meters. This was used to wash the passenger trains and went to a customer in Maastricht.
- 1987 Started with the assembly of locomotives in our workshop in Waarland. The ‘first’ Bemo locomotive made in Waarland was electrically powered, the loc went to a customer in Switzerland.
- 1987 The second locomotive built in our workshop in Waarland was used for the Hanover stock exchange and featured during the opening of our new premises in Waarland: the locomotive burst through a banner with the world on it to emphasize the international character of Bemo Rail.
- 1989 An old locomotive was converted into a float for the local carnival in Waarland.
- 1993 We sold our engineering drawings of locomotives to Stork RMO.
- 1996 First product with CE quality label, a lateral chain system with lorries, to transport steel rolls at Tata Steel. We installed both the rails and the lateral chain system with lorries.
- 2005 New, 2nd generation of Bemo Rail locomotives. The first two machines were made for Vopak, the Dutch oil and petrochemical storing and handling company located in Vlissingen.
- 2006 Bemo Rail develops its own train traversers.
- 2018 Rebuilt series of Quench locomotives for Tata Steel.
The fourth quench locomotive 104 has been delivered to Tata Steel this week. On site, our engineer repositioned the cabin, connected the mechanics, electrics and the quench loc is ready for testing.
Where does Tata use the quench locomotive for?
The quench locomotive is used by Tata to transport a quench wagon with cokes. Cokes is a raw material that is used as a reducing agent in the production of steel.
For the “quenching” of the cokes a quench wagon is used, which is shunted by our quench locomotive. The cokes is poured from an oven into the wagon and then quenching with water at the quenching tower, after which the coke is poured onto a conveyor belt through a dumping ramp and then transported to the oven. For this process, the quench locomotive is used to move the quench wagon along the ovens, fire tower and dump ramp.
Because of this process and the surrounding conditions, specific requirements are necessary on the quench locomotive. For example, there is an extremely low friction coefficient, between wheel and rail and the cabin driver is placed high to have a view of the open top of the quench wagon. The environment is extremely polluting and aggressive, the design is therefore aimed at keeping the contamination outside the machine and engine compartment and supplying the required air in a filtered manner.
At Bemo Rail we make many types of shunting vehicles. All locomotives are engineered and produced in-house in our Bemo workshop in Warmenhuizen, NL.
Dutch Financial Telegraph 7 december 1985: “For the first time in years, the Netherlands has a say in the construction of locomotives.
Bemo a company from Alkmaar has developed a technically advanced shunting locomotive, which was immediately bought by the Dutch Railways. There is also a lot of interest from abroad. The locomotive can be seen on Sunday in the television program “Brandpunt in de Markt”. The last Dutch rolling stock was off the production line at Werkspoor Diesel in 1971.”
Short video with English subtitles.
Full version of the broadcast.
The new traverse for the Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam has been installed and taken into use. The Siemens Vectron track locomotives are placed on the right track for maintenance by the traverse. The traverse has a load capacity of 100 tons. The traverse serves 2 supply tracks, 6 maintenance / workshop tracks and 8 parking tracks.
New BRD-50 locomotive deliverd to Lyondell Chemie Nederland B.V and taken into use.
The 2-axle locomotive is equipped with a diesel hydrostatic drive, suitable for accurate and safe movement.
Specifically for Lyondell, the speed is limited to 6km /h. The locomotive is also equipped with a braking system to stop the wagons, as well as an automatic RK900 shunting coupling, radio remote control and gas detection, which switches the locomotive off in the event of an emergency.
In our Bemo workshop, major maintenance was carried out on a BRD130 locomotive from DOW Benelux BV. All hydraulic hoses have been replaced. The locomotive has been delivered to Dow Benelux and taken into use.
More information about our maintenance & 24 hour service.