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Model Information: Model introduced in 2011.
Two traction tires. All axles powered. Directional headlight.
For an in-depth review (in German), please visit: 1zu160.net
DCC Information: Accepts NEM 651 decoders.
Prototype History: MaK), and further manufactured by Vossloh after it acquired MaK. Its power output is 2,000 hp (1500 kW) or 2,110 hp (1570 kW), depending on the selected engine (Caterpillar or MTU).
More than 160 G1206 have been built and delivered for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and France.
They are referred to as CFL series 1500 in Luxembourg and as SNCF BB 61000 in France.
G1206 technical description on manufacturer's website.
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Road Name History:
The Luxembourg rail system comprises 275 route-kilometres, of which 140 km is double track and 135 km single track. Of the total track length of 617 km, 574 km are electrified. The majority of the electrified track (526 km) is operated at 25 kV, 50 Hz, though some 48 km are run at 3 kV DC.
CFL freight provides high-quality regional feeder services and international rail freight services, in cooperation with its subsidiaries in Denmark, Germany, France and Sweden, CFL also offers single wagon load services to its customers and has extensive experience with oversize load transportation. CFL freight has two primary divisions involved with Rail: CFL Cargo and CFL Multimodal.
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The traditional company was founded in 1949 in Chemnitz (Germany) and is managed by its owner Dr. René F. Wilfer since 1992. PIKO model railway products are sold primarily through the well-stocked model railroad stores. But also in the mail and online commerce and in toy sections of department stores you can purchase PIKO articles. In the field H0 and garden railway is PIKO full-line manufacturer and provides the interested model railroaders all he needed in the corresponding track size for his hobby, it covers locomotives and cars, to building models, tracks and complete starter-kits and its own digital system.
For friends of the gauges TT and N PIKO produces a lot of interesting locomotive and wagon models. PIKO model railroad products cover a wide variety of needs for model railroaders and are regularly tested and awarded by the domestic and international model railway press. For industrial and commercial customers PIKO has become a reliable supplier of customized printed model trains, which are often used as a high-quality promotional products or premium gifts. PIKO presents itself at various national and international exhibitions, such as the Nuremberg Toy Fair, as well as consumer fairs in Germany to the model railway enthusiastic audience. Every 2 years we celebrate in Sonneberg the "Open Day", which is visited by about 10,000 PIKO fans and has established itself into an unforgettable event and a fixed date for PIKO model railroad fans.
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