RailPictures.Net Photo: BB 3608 CFL BB 3600 at Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg by Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
  Login Sign Up 


Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo


View Larger Map
CFL (more..)
BB 3600 (more..)
Esch-sur-Alzette (more..)
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg (more..)
January 31, 2014
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
BB 3608 (more..)
Unknown
Jean-Marc Frybourg (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
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. The picture shows the first of these test trains, running from Bettembourg to Belval-Usines. The diesel is an 18's series (#1818) from the 1960's, making for a very plausible convoy of the 60's. Interestingly, the test trains were commercial freight trains, whereas the administrative status and local regulations will require that it only hauls passenger (charter) trains in the future.
Community Response Photo Comments (3) 
Views: 6,390     Favorited: 12
Since added on January 31, 2014

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
 
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (2)+ Add to Album
Electric and diesel locos in one train

Album created by member Electric and diesel locos in one train
Album Views: 5,275
Trains, which pulling by electric and diesel locos simultaneously, as well as steam and electric locomotives.
Famous Electrics: "Fers Repasser" (France & Lux.)

Album created by member Jean-Marc Frybourg
Album Views: 9,504
The famous Flat Irons (Fers Repasser) of the North and East regions of France, and Luxembourg: 25KV 50Hz workhorses of the 1950's
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album


EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.



Photo Copyright 2014 Jean-Marc Frybourg. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2019. All Rights Reserved.