"Thundercat" is the alias of the award-winning livery design for the national passenger railway operator of Slovakia.
The project had the noble mission of bringing a visual message that was part of ZSSK's “Going by train is responsible” campaign. This called for a modern take in the context of the difficult and unclear times, we are all facing globally due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A feeling of flight crystalized in the final stages of production. The updated “hands” logo of ZSSK also contributed to the design's symmetrical layout.
Also coming in scale 1:87 (H0)
In 2020 Austrian train model manufacturer Roco announced it will be making an 1:87 replica of the locomotive. For more details click on the product's photoshop impression below.