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Macquarie Rail 285  
in short
order details
Leasing company CBRail was the second customer for Bombardier ordering diesel-electric Traxx locomotives back in 2006. The first unit, designated 285 001, was completed in July 2007 and transported immeditaley to the Czech Republic, for trials at the test center of Velim. A the end of of 2007 it also completed adhesive tests at the Rubelandbahn in Germany. In January 2008, it was offcically handed over to CBRail. With the delivery of the second one, 285 102, a second sub serie was created; Unlike the 285.0 series, the 285.1 are not equipped with 'Zugsammelschiene' which is required for hauling passenger trains, as it is used to provide power for heating and lighting for example. However, if desired, the ZS-equipment can be added quickly, but CBRail consideres it not neccessary by delivery, as presumably, most machines will be used for freight services only.

On the Innotrans 2008 international railway fair, CBRail 285 110 represented the Traxx family, together with ATC 186 209. On that moment only five out of ten machines were actually on hire to a rail operator.

 
10 locomotives
order date 08.02.2006
delivery period 2007-2008
> designation 285 001 and 102-110
 
operator official website:
http://www.cbrail.com
Bombardier official website:
http://www.transportation.bombardier.com
 
   
Macquarie Rail 285: news  
2014
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2014-08-28 [DE] It is in the details; hvle operates Macquarie 285 105
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2014-05-27 [DE] Portrait of the brown HSL 285 103
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2014-05-21 [DE] Here it is: Choco Traxx (HSL 285 103)
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2014-04-16 [DE] HSL new lessor of Macquarie Rail 285 102
2013
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2013-02-06 [EU] say hello to Macquarie European Rail
2012
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2012-08-22 [DE] hvle 285 001 catches fire
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2012-02-21 [DE] CBRail 285 111 is repaired again
2010
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2010-11-14 [NL/DE] Traxx 285 107 and Dutch trainsets
2009
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2009-09-03 [DE] ITL + BLG
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2009-06-02 [DE/FR] CBRail 285 110 becomes test-locomotive for SNCF Fret
2008
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2008-11-03 [DE] DB tests Bombardier Traxx DE
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2008-09-24 [DE] 285 110 @ Innotrans 2008
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2008-09-20 [DE] ITL Traxx
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2008-09-17 [DE] Traxx at Innotrans
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2008-03-26 [DE] Diesel-traxx 285 103 on trial
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2008-03-08 [DE] CBRail traxx locomotives on the move
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2008-02-27 [DE] HVLE Traxx machines got named...
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2008-01-31 [DE] HVLE also gets diesel-electric Traxx locomotives
Macquarie Rail 285: test locomotive for the French  
Bombardier selected CBRail locomotive 285 110 to become test locomotive for a more powerful version of the Traxx DE concept, to be built for the French national railways, SNCF Fret. This operator ordered 45 diesel-Traxx units in December 2008, to be fitted with a 2400 kW diesel engine. The 110, rebuilt as such, was first seen outside the Bombardier factory in May 2009, with service number 476 103. It still had its CBRail livery.

Later on, the locomotive was renumbered 076 101 and for example was send to the Netherlands for homologation purposes.

To compensate CBRail for the locomotive used for Fret-SNCF, Bombardier delivered a new locomotive in april 2010: unit 285 111.

Macquarie Rail 285: Select your Locomotive:  
Bombardier 34315 2007 TRAXX F140 DE Bo'Bo'-de 285 001-4 8 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 34361 2007 TRAXX F140 DE Bo'Bo'-de 285 102-0 22 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 34364 2007 TRAXX F140 DE Bo'Bo'-de 285 103-8 25 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 34369 2008 TRAXX F140 DE Bo'Bo'-de 285 104-6 17 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34372 2008 TRAXX F140 DE Bo'Bo'-de 285 105-3 15 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34375 2008 TRAXX F140 DE Bo'Bo'-de 285 106-1 17 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 34378 2008 TRAXX F140 DE Bo'Bo'-de 285 107-9 25 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34379 2008 TRAXX F140 DE Bo'Bo'-de 285 108-7 28 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34380 2008 TRAXX F140 DE Bo'Bo'-de 285 109-5 18 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 34381 2008 TRAXX F140 DE Bo'Bo'-de 285 110-3 47 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 34763 2010 TRAXX F140 DE Bo'Bo'-de 285 111-1 10 picture(s) available   revision data available