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Antwerp B 061213 - HLD 62 6283 - Blue 62

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Antwerp-Berchem station, December 6th 2013


Making a splendid appearance on an otherwise spotty (and cold!) spotter's session, an Infrabel Diesel in the new livery passes though the station.  I've been wanting to catch one of these for a while now...


6283 (ex-212.183) entered service on January 21st 1966.  It had careers with both the NMBS and its subsidiary TUC-Rail, before ending up as a works loc at Infrabel.  It was modernised and repainted in July of 2013.


Previous liveries of the HLD 62 series:


Antwerp B 070613 HLD 62 6244 by kanyiko - Original Green livery

Antwerp B 190613 - HLD 62 6312 by kanyiko - 1980s Yellow livery

Image size
4000x3000px 4.03 MB
Canon PowerShot G15
Shutter Speed
1/1002 second
Focal Length
15 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 6, 2013, 2:25:54 PM
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Although I kinda miss that classic green and yellow on these, it looks pretty fresh!
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Still more than enough of those on the rails.  I guess it will be years before they finally disappear:

Antwerp B 190613 - HLD 62 6312 by kanyiko


However, the green livery is history now.  The last one to wear the original 1962 livery, loc 6244, has gone in for its modernisation.  It'll be blue when it comes back out again:

Antwerp B 070613 HLD 62 6244 by kanyiko

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That looks really smart!  Nice shot!
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I've been trying to catch these locs for a while now.  So far, only 6253, 6255, 6283 and 6296 are wearing this new livery.  So far I had spotted 6253 and 6296, but I hadn't managed to get any good pictures of those.