Prototype: Luxembourg State Railways (CFL) class 4000 general-purpose locomotive. Dual system locomotive with 4 pantographs. The locomotive is based on the German class 185. 2 commuter cars, 2nd class, and 1 commuter car, 1st and 2nd class.
Model: The locomotive is constructed of metal with many cast-in details. The total design of the locomotive is ideal for model railroad operation. The locomotive has a digital decoder and a special can motor. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. 2 traction tires. The headlights are LED's, they will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. 4 pantographs that can be raised and lowered (they are not wired to take power from catenary). All 3 passenger cars come in the latest paint scheme and have different car numbers. Total length over the buffers 102.4 cm / 40-5/16".
How Close Is Luxembourg? The relatively small area of the country and the intensive economic integration with Lorraine in France, Saarland and the Rhenish Palatinate in Germany, and Wallonie in Belgium have resulted in the fact that commuter service for Luxembourg now means for the most part international service. The CFL's trains are coordinated with the neighboring DB, SNCF, and SNCB/NMBS railroads, often even jointly operated. The class 4000 locomotives from the TRAXX family of motive power were initially leased and then bought, and they are ideal as electric cross-border locomotives for this special set of railroad service relationships.