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CFL 4000  
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In 2004 and 2005, Bombardier delivered a batch of 20 electrics to the national railways of Luxembourg (CFL) which represent a unique mingle of a freight and passenger locomotive. It shows the diversity made possible by a modular construction. At that time, most Traxx locomotives built were specifically designed for passenger or freight service, and not a combination of both. For passenger the 160 kph P160AC1 version was preferred, while freight machines, F140AC1, all had a much simpler propulsion system. The CFL wanted machines for only a top speed of 140 kph, but will all add-ons required or desired for passenger services in combination with double deck coaches. The result is a machine, we called P140AC1, additionally homologated for Germany, so that the bicourant capabilities of these machines can be fully exploited. 20 machines painted in Bordeaux red and grey, decorated with large white and red service numbers. As planned, they are used for all different CFL services, and are also hired to CFL Cargo, that can make optimal use of the approval for Germany for its border crossing freight services.

 
20 locomotives
order date unknown
delivery period 09.2004 - 03.2005
homologated for Luxembourg and Germany
> designation 4001-4020
 
operator official website:
http://www.cfl.lu
Bombardier official website:
http://www.transportation.bombardier.com
 
   
CFL 4000: news  
open news
2012-12-16 [LU] CFL 4019 ETCS test bed locomotive
open news
2012-11-21 [LU] Update on the CFL (Cargo) 4000 series
open news
2012-09-25 [LU] CFL 4011 with CFL Cargo logos [edit]
open news
2012-06-26 [LU] CFL 4016 back in Luxembourg
open news
2012-06-06 [DE] CFL 4016 on trial
open news
2012-06-01 [DE/LU] CFL 4016 avialable for service again
open news
2009-09-13 [DE] Open door day in Dessau
CFL 4000: Traxx on hire  
As the Luxembourgish railways suffered from a traction shortage right away, and would take at least another year and a half before the new 4000 series locomotives would be delivered, also a short term solution had to be found. It was decided to contact Angel Trains Cargo leasing that could get 6 new Traxx locomotives on a very short notice. In the Spring of 2003 then 6 blue and silver machines, equipped with two extra pantographs and the necessary systems on board, came to Luxembourg, to be used for both freight and passenger services. After almost two year of service they were returned to ATC in the Spring of 2005, but not all were able to fully detach form Luxembourg. 185 523 is still in service for CFL Cargo for example.

Bombardier 33535 2003 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 519-6 21 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33544 2003 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 520-4 20 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33581 2003 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 521-2 25 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33596 2003 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 522-0 35 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33601 2003 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 523-8 24 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33614 2003 TRAXX F140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 185 524-6 28 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
CFL 4000: promotional liveries  
CFL 4000 units are populair when it comes to promotion. Since their delivery, the majority has been decorated with promotional or commercial vynils. Railcolor does not provide a complete overview here, just search trough the different units in the list to see what every machines has been promoting up till now.
CFL 4000: Select your Locomotive:  
And then there are the real CFL machines of course! Many drawings are presents as the CFL frequently uses the 4000 serie for charity, promoting diverse campains and for commercial advertisement. Naturally, several machines are then decorated with corresponding, colourful adhesives.

Bombardier 33678 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4001 14 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 33684 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4002 16 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33689 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4003 12 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33693 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4004 5 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33694 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4005 10 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33697 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4006 5 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33704 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4007 11 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33705 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4008 8 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33706 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4009 9 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33707 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4010 16 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33708 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4011 11 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33709 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4012 9 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 33710 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4013 12 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33712 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4014 10 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 33713 2004 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4015 9 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 33715 2005 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4016 12 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33716 2005 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4017 14 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33718 2005 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4018 18 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available  
Bombardier 33722 2005 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4019 11 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Bombardier 33725 2005 TRAXX P140 AC1 Bo'Bo'-el 4020 8 picture(s) available   revision data available graphics available