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CBRail E 37500  
in short
16 CBRail units taken from Veolia orders
In 2005 Veolia Cargo (part of the Veolia Transportation group) was the first (and only) non-state owned rail freight operator that ordered Prima locomotives built by Alstom. By ordering electrics with the exact same configuration as the BB 37000 of Fret-SNCF, no one could obstruct Veolia starting freight service in and from France. By the end of 2006 first revenue services with Prima E37500s started.

The initial Veolia order included three units, but the ordered was extended three times, finally including 31 new units. However, the conditions for order three and four were renegotioted before delivery. It was decided that leasing company CBRail would step in, financing 16 of 24 units. Still, six of these units would be operated by Veolia, to be hired from CBRail. These six (37 508, 510, and 517-520) got the Veolia livery by delivery, but with small CBRail logos up front, in stead of the Veolia ones.

In the mean time, Veolia has withdrawn from the market, but CBRail is still active as lease company. All 16 units are available for rent, most of them in a neutral grey livery.

 
delivery period 02.2008 - 03.2009
homologated for France and Germany
> designation E 37 508, 510, 512, 514, 516-523, 525-528
 
lease company official website:
Alstom official website:
http://www.transport.alstom.com
   
CBRail E37500: news  
2013
open news
2013-10-16 [FR] After 5 years of waiting: finally in service
2012
open news
2012-01-23 [FR] EuroPorte hires albino-Prima (E 37516/E 37523)
2010
open news
2010-11-18 [DE/FR] ITL hires CBRail Prima
2009
open news
2009-07-27 [FR] exciting news from France
open news
2009-07-11 [IT/FR/DE] various homologation news
open news
2009-06-26 [FR/DE] E 37500 whereabouts
open news
2009-04-01 [FR] THREE new Primas
open news
2009-03-08 [FR] New Primas
open news
2009-02-05 [FR] new Primas [update]
open news
2009-01-20 [FR] Europorte-2 staff training
2008
open news
2008-12-12 [FR] new Alstom locomotives
open news
2008-11-27 [FR/DE/CH] current situation Veolia Prima locomotives
open news
2008-10-14 [FR] red Prima E 37518 for CBRail and Veolia
open news
2008-08-29 [FR] red vs white
open news
2008-07-27 [FR] Prima locomotives for VFLI
open news
2008-07-18 [FR] New Primas
open news
2008-05-21 [FR] CB Rail Prima locomotives for rent
open news
2008-03-29 [FR] Veolia latest Prima
CBRail E 37500: after delivery  
The six units in Veolia colours have been in service since their delivery. They were frequently seen in Germany, used by German departments of the Veolia concern. They were one of the first E 37500s to get their Veolia logos removed after the French operator decided to sell its rail freight transport division to SNCF and Eurotunnel.


On 01.03.2010, nine out of ten grey painted CBRail units were still unemployed, parked outside the Alstom factory in Belfort. Only E 37512 is was used for revenue services at that time, being hired to Europorte Channel (former Europorte 2). In May 2010, unit 37514 was the next one, running for Trenitalia/ECR.


Then it took until November 2010 before more units started moving. Unit 37527 and 37528 were hired to ITL for six months.

CBRail E 37500: technical specs  
Product name Prima EL3U
Product description asynchrone multi-system electric freight locomotive
Power system 1,5kV DC / 15kV AC / 25kV AC
Total length 19.520 mm
Wheel base 10.600 mm
no. axles / Axle arrangement: 4 / Bo' Bo'
Track gauge 1435 mm
Total weight 89 tonnes
Axle load 22,25 tonnes
Top speed 140 kph (FR) / 120 kph (DE/CH)
Power rating 4.200 kW
CBRail E 37500: Select your Locomotive:  
Alstom CON 008 2008 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37508 12 picture(s) available        
Alstom CON 010 2008 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37510 15 picture(s) available        
Alstom CON 012 2008 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37512 20 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Alstom CON 014 2008 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37514 11 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Alstom CON 016 2008 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37516 21 picture(s) available     graphics available  
Alstom CON 017 2008 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37517 16 picture(s) available        
Alstom CON 018 2008 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37518 23 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Alstom CON 019 2008 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37519 18 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Alstom CON 020 2008 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37520 26 picture(s) available        
Alstom CON 021 2008 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37521 14 picture(s) available        
Alstom CON 022 2008 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37522 14 picture(s) available        
Alstom CON 023 2009 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37523 17 picture(s) available        
Alstom CON 025 2009 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37525 16 picture(s) available        
Alstom CON 026 2009 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37526 9 picture(s) available        
Alstom CON 027 2009 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37527 25 picture(s) available   revision data available    
Alstom CON 028 2009 Prima EL3U Bo'Bo'-el E 37528 16 picture(s) available   revision data available