Recognize the possibilities: with Northrail.

We rent diesel and electric locomotives of various power classes for shunting, feeder and mainline service.

Northrail locomotives are in use throughout Germany by various railway companies, industrial and port railways. Our machines are also present in neighbouring countries. Northrail GmbH develops customer-oriented solutions for the locomotive rental market.

We see ourselves as an industry partner who knows the specific needs of its customers and is expanding both the fleet of rental locomotives and the range of additional services in a targeted manner.

Rent your Northrail locomotive for long, medium or short term. Please feel free to call us or use the contact form. We will be happy to provide you with a non-binding offer and advise you on the optimum use of your locomotive – professionally, quickly and without complications.


>> PRESS & NEWS <<

22 July 2021 | Press release

Award for Paribus railway project: Successful ‘Schleswig-Holstein XMU II’ transaction receives IJGlobal Award 2020

International award for the Paribus Group based in Hamburg: the popular IJGlobal trade magazine presented the ‘Schleswig-Holstein XMU II’ transaction with the IJGlobal Award 2020 in the category ‘European Transport Mass Transit’. Through this project, Paribus is purchasing 55 battery-powered trains for long-term use in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. The project will be financed with registered bonds, which have been subscribed for by investors of Allianz Global Investors. Société Générale is also involved in the financing. Northrail GmbH, which belongs to the Paribus Group, is responsible for the construction management and assetmanagement associated with the trains.


29 June 2021 | Press publication

Siemens Mobility and Paribus sign framework agreement for 30 Vectron Dual Mode locomotives

Siemens Mobility and Paribus Rail Investment Management GmbH (Paribus), part of the Paribus Group, have signed a framework purchase agreement and a full-service contract for up to 30 Vectron Dual Mode locomotives. The investment was arranged and structured by Paribus for RIVE Private Investment (RIVE), a private equity investment company headquartered in Paris. Along with the signing of the agreement, a call was placed for seven locomotives for which Northrail GmbH, also belonging to the Paribus Group, has already concluded rental contracts with German railway companies.


23 June 2021 | Press release

Purchase, financing and management: Purchase agreement for up to 50 “zero-emission” shunting and mainline locomotives

A ground-breaking transaction for emission-free rail transport: Paribus Rail Investment Management GmbH has signed a framework agreement on behalf of its long-standing investment partner, RIVE Private Investment, to purchase up to 50 emission-free shunting and mainline locomotives. The deal includes a full-service maintenance contract and was signed with the company Vossloh Locomotives GmbH (Vossloh Locomotives) and its parent company, CRRC Zhouzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd., Zhouzhou, China (CRRC ZELC). CRRC ZELC is a subsidiary of the world’s largest manufacturer of rail vehicles, the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation Ltd. (CRRC). Northrail GmbH, which belongs to the Paribus Group, will be handling the asset management and leasing out the new-generation locomotives.