Cost centres move nothing. People move everything.

We can´t prove that we do it differently. Better and nicer too. One thing is certain: at LOCON we talk to each other. We are listening. And we like to continuously reconsider seemingly well-established railway logistics.

Our main fields of construction logistics and freight transport offer options for professional development.

We value curiosity. And we have great success.That is why we are looking for people with passion and intelligence - out on the tracks and in our headquarters.

What our colleagues say

What makes working at LOCON special? We asked the experts who know us best: our colleagues.

"I am satisfied all around"

"I want to continue doing this job for as long as possible," says Olaf (57) with a laugh. In the construction field behind him, the gravel thunders through the cleaning machine and two V100s pull the wagons for gravel remains in double traction. Everything is going according to plan (“As always!”) and there is time for one or two more questions. ‘Why for as long as possible?’ Olaf pushes his helmet back with his big hands: “Because it is fun. You have something different to do everyday, something new and you have to be aware and stay alert.” Pointing to his colleagues, he says “And you need people who understand the railways. Their logic and their expertise. Then it just works and it’s even more fun”. He smiles. ‘And LOCON?’ “I’ve been here since November 2011. Need I say anymore? I’m satisfied all around.”

Olaf Rutkowski

Zf-Rb/Bau (construction logistics)

"You are not a number here."

Christoph gets off the V100. "Building is simply the best. Every construction track is different. And you discover so much - for example the old railway history of Berlin or abandoned side tracks. But you must also have a passion for it. No passion, no interest in railways, no enthusiasm?" Christoph shakes his head: "No chance." ‘And LOCON?’ "It's like family. You're not just a number here. You can talk to everyone - and everyone is looking for a solution alongside you. That's a strength."

Christoph Rose

train driver (construction logistics)

"No need to hide away here – there’s a good working atmosphere"

Olaf's gaze has been focused on the car with a questionable set of wheels ever since its arrival in the LOCON terminal. "You can hear it, it doesn't sound right," he says casually. "I've been doing this job for 15 years," he says with a smile - and then he makes sure the car gets to the workshop. Enthusiasm and understanding of technology, he says, are crucial for his job. "And curiosity, because the technology never stops." Whether a car remains ready for use, is taken out of service or whether it can keep running on site with minor repairs is something Olaf, as a rail mechanic, decides most days."This is certainly part of the beauty of the job: you help make things work. But you also bear the responsibility for every decision". ‘And LOCON?’ "The working environment is good here. You don't have to hide from the bosses - quite the opposite: there's a great relationship. LOCON is a reliable partner, not only for its customers but also for its teams"

Olaf Mißfeldt

Wagon technician (freight traffic)

"We talk to each other and the boss listens to you"

Dirk never goes to work without the Betra. Never. The train driver shrugs his shoulders: That goes without saying. Dozens of markings run through his papers. "You must be interested in what's going on at the construction site every day. Really interested, no half measures. I look at everything, always. It is my job to look ahead and think ahead. Foresight." As part of his routine, Dirk stands next to the track, it seems to work even today. He nods contentedly: "Yep, that's it. With us the shunting distances are always a little shorter. There is no stuttering, no hesitation. All arrangements have been made, the car lists are ready. Maybe they would call it old school today, who knows?" The many solutions that Dirk and his team find every day are part of the job satisfaction. And LOCON? "I've been here since 2011. There is still something of a social alliance here, you stand by your employees. Recently a colleague damaged an intervertebral disc so he now works in the dispatching department. Things like that are great. But above all, we talk to each other and the boss listens. I think that is what makes LOCON special."

Dirk Laube

Zf-Rb/Bau (construction logistics)

"You can develop yourself here."

Simon joined the railway for a career change. "I can still vividly remember the first time I stood in front of a locomotive and really understood its size and mass." He laughs: "From then on I was hooked, I studied and studied." After graduating in construction logistics and freight transport, Simon became an trainee locomotive driver and instructor. Today he is a local operations manager. "You never get bored here. LOCON offers you a lot of variety and opportunities". ‘What else is typical for LOCON?’ "Humanity and respect among colleagues. Good people work here, some with 30 years more experience on the locomotive than me. We listen to each other. I think it's part of that LOCON magic."

Simon Dittmar

Local manager

"Good people and a good team spirit"

"In construction logistics, there is always a great variety: different places, different vehicles, different loads. Sometimes bulk goods, sometimes containers, sometimes loading excavators, sometimes a bridge. As a wagon technician, you don't need to complain about a lack of variety," says Stefan. The construction site is quiet at the moment, the day is just beginning. ‘What makes a good wagon technician?’ "You have to understand technology in order to be able to assess operational safety even in exceptional cases - for example in the event of damage or if the loading gauge is exceeded. You decide, you take responsibility." ‘And LOCON?’ "Good people, good colleagues and a good team spirit, the management are relaxed and approachable, the logistics experts understand their job - what more do you want?”

Stefan Heinze

Wagon technician (construction logistics)

"More like a family than a business"

Jan smiles widely. He is actually a trained toy maker and got to know the railway more as a model railway ("It was my father's fault!"). At 30 he went back to school and qualified as a train driver. Anyone watching Jan at work has no doubt; even on a 1:1 scale, this is his dream job. "Construction logistics is great, and the work is at a constant pace. On the construction site all colleagues, yourself included, must be alert. And if, for example, you need to lay down rails to the centimetre, you have to supply them as train driver. For this you need a strong, well-coordinated team. Otherwise, it won't work, nothing else really works." ‘And LOCON?’ "LOCON is more of a family than a company, in a healthy sense. You have good people here and good teamwork. As well as a strong management team with whom you can talk openly".

Jan Hilbert

train driver (construction logistics)

"The retraining was worth it"

11 years ago, Christian Günther (39) saw no future as a painter, "and certainly not in construction". In 2009, he applied to LOCON and did an 11-month advanced training course to become a train driver. "It was intense and challenging in theory and in practice," he says, remembering the condensed programme. After the exam, Christian worked in construction logistics for 5 years and in freight transport for 2.5 years. "I am now a father and needed more predictable shifts. And LOCON goes along with it, plans along with it. I think it’s impressive. Of course, there is stress now and then, as in every company - but we always manage it well."

Christian Günther

train driver (freight transport)

"I am satisfied all around"

Olaf Rutkowski

Zf-Rb/Bau (construction logistics)

"I want to continue doing this job for as long as possible," says Olaf (57) with a laugh. In the construction field behind him, the gravel thunders through the cleaning machine and two V100s pull the wagons for gravel remains in double traction. Everything is going according to plan (“As always!”) and there is time for one or two more questions. ‘Why for as long as possible?’ Olaf pushes his helmet back with his big hands: “Because it is fun. You have something different to do everyday, something new and you have to be aware and stay alert.” Pointing to his colleagues, he says “And you need people who understand the railways. Their logic and their expertise. Then it just works and it’s even more fun”. He smiles. ‘And LOCON?’ “I’ve been here since November 2011. Need I say anymore? I’m satisfied all around.”

"You are not a number here."

Christoph Rose

train driver (construction logistics)

Christoph gets off the V100. "Building is simply the best. Every construction track is different. And you discover so much - for example the old railway history of Berlin or abandoned side tracks. But you must also have a passion for it. No passion, no interest in railways, no enthusiasm?" Christoph shakes his head: "No chance." ‘And LOCON?’ "It's like family. You're not just a number here. You can talk to everyone - and everyone is looking for a solution alongside you. That's a strength."

"No need to hide away here – there’s a good working atmosphere"

Olaf Mißfeldt

Wagon technician (freight traffic)

Olaf's gaze has been focused on the car with a questionable set of wheels ever since its arrival in the LOCON terminal. "You can hear it, it doesn't sound right," he says casually. "I've been doing this job for 15 years," he says with a smile - and then he makes sure the car gets to the workshop. Enthusiasm and understanding of technology, he says, are crucial for his job. "And curiosity, because the technology never stops." Whether a car remains ready for use, is taken out of service or whether it can keep running on site with minor repairs is something Olaf, as a rail mechanic, decides most days."This is certainly part of the beauty of the job: you help make things work. But you also bear the responsibility for every decision". ‘And LOCON?’ "The working environment is good here. You don't have to hide from the bosses - quite the opposite: there's a great relationship. LOCON is a reliable partner, not only for its customers but also for its teams"

"We talk to each other and the boss listens to you"

Dirk Laube

Zf-Rb/Bau (construction logistics)

Dirk never goes to work without the Betra. Never. The train driver shrugs his shoulders: That goes without saying. Dozens of markings run through his papers. "You must be interested in what's going on at the construction site every day. Really interested, no half measures. I look at everything, always. It is my job to look ahead and think ahead. Foresight." As part of his routine, Dirk stands next to the track, it seems to work even today. He nods contentedly: "Yep, that's it. With us the shunting distances are always a little shorter. There is no stuttering, no hesitation. All arrangements have been made, the car lists are ready. Maybe they would call it old school today, who knows?" The many solutions that Dirk and his team find every day are part of the job satisfaction. And LOCON? "I've been here since 2011. There is still something of a social alliance here, you stand by your employees. Recently a colleague damaged an intervertebral disc so he now works in the dispatching department. Things like that are great. But above all, we talk to each other and the boss listens. I think that is what makes LOCON special."

"You can develop yourself here."

Simon Dittmar

Local manager

Simon joined the railway for a career change. "I can still vividly remember the first time I stood in front of a locomotive and really understood its size and mass." He laughs: "From then on I was hooked, I studied and studied." After graduating in construction logistics and freight transport, Simon became an trainee locomotive driver and instructor. Today he is a local operations manager. "You never get bored here. LOCON offers you a lot of variety and opportunities". ‘What else is typical for LOCON?’ "Humanity and respect among colleagues. Good people work here, some with 30 years more experience on the locomotive than me. We listen to each other. I think it's part of that LOCON magic."

"Good people and a good team spirit"

Stefan Heinze

Wagon technician (construction logistics)

"In construction logistics, there is always a great variety: different places, different vehicles, different loads. Sometimes bulk goods, sometimes containers, sometimes loading excavators, sometimes a bridge. As a wagon technician, you don't need to complain about a lack of variety," says Stefan. The construction site is quiet at the moment, the day is just beginning. ‘What makes a good wagon technician?’ "You have to understand technology in order to be able to assess operational safety even in exceptional cases - for example in the event of damage or if the loading gauge is exceeded. You decide, you take responsibility." ‘And LOCON?’ "Good people, good colleagues and a good team spirit, the management are relaxed and approachable, the logistics experts understand their job - what more do you want?”

"More like a family than a business"

Jan Hilbert

train driver (construction logistics)

Jan smiles widely. He is actually a trained toy maker and got to know the railway more as a model railway ("It was my father's fault!"). At 30 he went back to school and qualified as a train driver. Anyone watching Jan at work has no doubt; even on a 1:1 scale, this is his dream job. "Construction logistics is great, and the work is at a constant pace. On the construction site all colleagues, yourself included, must be alert. And if, for example, you need to lay down rails to the centimetre, you have to supply them as train driver. For this you need a strong, well-coordinated team. Otherwise, it won't work, nothing else really works." ‘And LOCON?’ "LOCON is more of a family than a company, in a healthy sense. You have good people here and good teamwork. As well as a strong management team with whom you can talk openly".

"The retraining was worth it"

Christian Günther

train driver (freight transport)

11 years ago, Christian Günther (39) saw no future as a painter, "and certainly not in construction". In 2009, he applied to LOCON and did an 11-month advanced training course to become a train driver. "It was intense and challenging in theory and in practice," he says, remembering the condensed programme. After the exam, Christian worked in construction logistics for 5 years and in freight transport for 2.5 years. "I am now a father and needed more predictable shifts. And LOCON goes along with it, plans along with it. I think it’s impressive. Of course, there is stress now and then, as in every company - but we always manage it well."

Characteristics of LOCON

What we offer our employees:

Diversity in the fields of work

Individual working time models that are compatible with life

Service and collegiality, from hotel bookings for train drivers to company cars

Regional, localised jobs are also possible

What we work in:

Construction logistics
Freight transport

The LOCON AG

The Beginning

Our Successes

Opportunities

The LOCON AG

LOCON is a medium-sized railroad transportation company and has been a part of EP Logistics International a.s. since 2019.

With around 150 employees, almost 40 locomotives and over 1000 wagons, we work in construction logistics and freight transport.

Most of the time we are smarter, more accurate and more efficient than everyone else – mostly thanks to our highly experienced team.

The Beginning

LOCON was founded in 2002 by railway workers.

Back then, it started as a construction logistics company with only one locomotive and four employees.

In the summer of 2003, LOCON was approved as a public railroad company from the Berlin / Brandenburg state supervisory authority. This was the starting point for expansion through the further investments in locomotives and freight cars.

Our Successes

Shortly after the foundation of the company, we were able to expand our portfolio to include consulting and personnel provision.

In 2006, LOCON ‘ceremonially’ sent the first scheduled freight transport order between Berlin and Bremen on its way. In the years that have followed, we have continued to grow in all areas. Today, this growth enables LOCON to count on a wide range of customers with high demands.

Starting in 2010, investments for technical service in our own workshop in Pinnow, LOCON Service GmbH as well as cross-border transports with our business partners to Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, as well as to the Netherlands and Slovakia, followed.

Opportunities

As part of EP Logistics International a.s. our playing field has expanded considerably - and so has our motivation.

LOCON is growing disproportionately in all business fields and is looking for colleagues who understand and love railroading as we do.

Unser Fuhrpark

Knapp 40 Loks sind in unserem Fuhrpark ständig verfügbar.

Unsere Werkstatt, die LOCON Service GmbH in Pinnow, sichert die Einsatzbereitschaft.

Und so manches Wunder.

Locomotives in use: 4

BR 203.1

1.305 kW
70 t
14,24m
100 km/h max.

The All-Purpose Locomotive

A sovereign all-purpose locomotive with easy handling, especially for construction logistics. The BR 203.1 transports long building material transports as well as filigree shunting. It also runs in the port of Hamburg as a shunting engine. Multiple traction is possible.

Locomotives in use: 4

BR 214

1.050 kW
61 t
12,3m
100 km/h max.

The Clean One

The diesel-hydraulic BR 214 performs medium-heavy shunting services in construction logistics and freight transport, optionally in multiple traction. The soot particle filter makes it the workplace of choice, in tunnels or in sensitive infrastructures such as the port of Hamburg.

Locomotives in use: 4

BR 293

1.050 kW
64-72 t
14,40m
65-100 km/h max.

For connoisseurs and experts

Precise manoeuvring is possible with a good all-round view. It can carry complete trains from connections under the contact wire and is used in construction for ballasting and sleeper laying.

Locomotives in use: 4

DE 18

1.800 kW
90 t
17,00m
120 km/h max.

The Latest One

For heavy transport on flat ground without contact wire and for line services in freight traffic and heavy shunting service.

In construction logistics, it is the preferred one for transports and the transfer of large construction machines and equipment.

Locomotives in use: 2

BR 187

5600 kW
84 t
18,90m
140 km/h max.

Simple, but good

Even without the last-mile package, the BR 187 is an excellent mainline locomotive. Our versions can take trains to border stations. For journeys across the borders, vehicles are hitched.

Locomotives in use: 2

BR 187/LMD

5.600 kW
86 t
18,90m
160 km/h max.

The Versatile One

Bombardier's last-mile package makes the E-locomotive 187 even more versatile: it can run on diesel or battery-power, shunt or operate as an E-locomotive on normal routes. It also remains flexible on border traffic with several country packages (train protection, pantographs). A soot particle filter ensures clean performance in the LM version.

Locomotives in use: 2

BR 189

6.000 kW
87 t
19,58m
140 km/h max.

The Strong One

Versatile multi-system E-locomotive, used in heavy and international freight transport - successor to the 152 series

Locomotives in use: 3

BR Class 66

2.350 kW
127 t
21,49m
100 km/h max.

The Heavyweight

Six-axle diesel-E-locomotive for heavy goods transport. Quote from the team: "The locomotive does everything and is indestructible. Only people taller than 175cm struggle in the driver's cab...".

Locomotives in use: 1

BR ER 20

2.000 kW
80 t
19,28m
140 km/h max.

The Double-Headed One

Diesel locomotive with two end driver's cabs, which carries out medium and heavy-duty transports in construction logistics and freight traffic. It also takes over the provision of the trains in the terminals or loading points.

Locomotives in use: 5

BR G1206

1.500 kW
88 t
14,70m
100 km/h max.

The Little Powerhouse

The strong one for construction logistics. We use them for the heavy transport of long rail units; ballast and sleepers.

Locomotives in use: 4

Re 482

5.600 kW
84 t
18,90m
140 km/h max.

The Persistent One

Strong in freight transport: The E-locomotive brings a lot of power to mainline freight services.

Contact person

„"LOCON at heart!"“

Carsten Meger
Contact person for applications

+49 30 2977359-0
job@locon.de