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CP LE 5600  
in short
order details

In the early 90s, the Portuguese national railways (CP) decided to order thirty multi purpose high performance electrics by Siemens/KraussMaffei. The order was placed in the direct slip stream of Spanish operator Renfe, so both manufacturer and operator could profit from the economical advantages of scaling up the production of an already existing platform.

designated CP LE 5600 series is in fact a monocourant version (25kV AC only) of the Iberian gauge sub serie of the Renfe S/252 series (S/252 016-075). Exterior design is identical, the technical concept shows some differences, as there is no DC-installation.

Next to Siemens/KraussMaffei from Germany, also Siemens Portugal SA and local manufacturer Sorefame participated in building the CP LE 5600 series. Sorefame constructed all locomotive bodies, 28 sets of bogies (except those for the first two) and did the assembly work. The first four bogies came from Germany, same for all axles and electrical equipment. Siemens Portugal was responsible for the transformers for example. Delivery of the batch took place in 1993-1995. All machines are property of Comboios de Portugal.

The complated batch was delivered in a silver and orange-red colour scheme. Both cabs were red and decorated with CP logos, and shortened service numbers up front. The rest of the body was silver, the frame of all engines painted in grey.

Sources used: "EuroSprinter, Die erfolgreiche Lokomotivfamilie von Siemens" von Karl Gerhard Baur - special thanks to: Joăo Cunha

 
30 locomotives
delivery period __.1993 - __.1995
homologated for Portugal only
> designation 90 94 07 85 601-630
 
operator official website:
Siemens official website:
http://www.mobility.siemens.com
 
CP 5607 leaving Entroncamento station
   
CP LE 5600: news  
open news
2013-08-11 [PT] Crashed 5613 in Entroncamento
open news
2013-01-24 [EU] Disaster week for European railways... [edit]
open news
2009-08-29 CP LE 5600 section re-released
open news
2008-12-22 [PT] In Portugal the sun is still shining!
open news
2008-10-11 [PT] LE 5612 with promotional vynils
CP LE 5600: facts and figures  
general technical specs:

Product name EuroSprinter
Product description asynchrone mono-tension multi purpose electric locomotive
Power system
25kV 50Hz AC
Total length 19.580 mm
Wheel base 10.500 mm
no. axles / Axle arrangement: 4 / Bo' Bo'
Track gauge 1668 mm
Total weight 86 metric tonnes
Top speed 220 kph
Duration power rating 5.600 kW
Starting traction effort
300 kN
CP LE 5600: details  
mixed services
The CP LE 5600 series is used for both passenger and freight services. 5622-5628 were delivered with special semi-automatic couplers type "Atlas" for hauling heavy coal trains.

Namegiving
Three units form the 5600 series got a name: 5601 ´Entroncamento´, 5602 'Pampilhosa' and 5603 ´Santarém´. These names can be found, together with a little shield on both silver sides of these machines.

accidents
Unit 5624 was destroyed by fire after frontal collision on the Sines branch. It was scrapped on 14.05.2003.

first main overhaul
After a general ten years of service, the 5600 series got its first main overhaul. In 2003 the CP started with unit 5603 (finished 08.2003) and 5605 (finished 11.2003). The machines were technically revised and repainted in the same livery.

high speed
Since April 2007, the LE 5600 series are able to reach for speeds up to 200 kph in regular service. 5601-5610 got transferred from freight services (CP Carga) to long distance passenger services (CP Longo Curso) and are now used for commercial operations on the 200 kph Lisboa – Porto route.

CP LE5600: promotional liveries  
Since some years, CP is exploiting its LE5600s as running advertising pillar. Browse through the different locom,otive profiles to see which unit carried which advert.
CP LE 5600: Select your Locomotive:  
Sorefame 2220 1993 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5601-8" 8 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2221 1993 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5602-6" 3 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2222 1993 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5603-4" 7 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2223 1993 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5604-2" 5 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2224 1993 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5605-9" 5 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2225 1993 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5606-7" 5 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2226 1993 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5607-5" 3 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2227 1993 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5608-3" 4 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2228 1993 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5609-1" 8 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2229 1993 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5610-9" 7 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2230 1993 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5611-7" 7 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2231 1993 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5612-5" 5 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2232 1993 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5613-3" 11 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2233 1994 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5614-1" 8 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2402 1994 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5615-8" 3 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2403 1994 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5616-6" 5 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2404 1994 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5617-4" 4 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2405 1994 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5618-2" 5 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2406 1994 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5619-0" 3 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2407 1994 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5620-8" 4 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2408 1994 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5621-6" 1 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2409 1994 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5622-4" 4 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2481 1995 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5623-2" 2 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2482 1995 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5624-0"          
Sorefame 2483 1995 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5625-7" 2 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2484 1995 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5626-5" 2 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2485 1995 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5627-3" 2 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2486 1995 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5628-1" 1 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2487 1995 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5629-9" 1 picture(s) available        
Sorefame 2488 1995 LE 5600 Bo'Bo'-el CP  "5630-7" 1 picture(s) available