RailPictures.Net Photo: BB 3608 CFL BB 3600 at Fentange, Luxembourg by Jean-Marc Frybourg
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January 31, 2014
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A new Jewel

A perfectly restored 25KV-50Hz electric engine of the 1950s era made its first public appearance these days. Built in 1959 by the French Industry (MTE Jeumont Schneider) for the Luxemburg Railways (CFL), it was similar in all aspects including livery to the French BB 12000 series. Both CFL 3600s and SNCF BB 12000s are long extinct series, together with sister series CC 14000, CC14100 and BB 13000.

Todays Luxemburg Railways BB 3608 is an amazing restoration work, a wonder and legitimate reason for pride for the partner organizations that made it. They recently refurbished the 55 year-old BB to museum-like quality in its initial ex-factory livery of 1959 and it is fully operational, although with silicium diodes instead of the original ignitrons.
On January 31 2014 the BB3608 successfully hauled its first test trains. Interestingly, they were commercial freight trains, whereas the administrative status and local regulations will require that it only hauls passenger (charter) trains in the future.
More of it to come on RPN
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