Model: Era IV. The locomotive has a die-cast metal frame and body. It also has a digital decoder for DCC, Selectrix, and conventional operation; the decoder is mounted in a 21-pin connector. The locomotive has a compact design C-Sine high-efficiency propulsion system, centrally mounted. 4 axles powered through cardan shafts. Traction tires. The headlights are maintenance-free, warm white LEDs; they will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. The marker lights, electric locomotive operating sounds, and the locomotive whistle can be controlled with DCC or Trix Systems. The locomotive has separately applied metal grab irons. It also has separately applied steps. The roof equipment is detailed, and the locomotive has different pantographs. The engineer's cabs have interior details; the front one has a figure of a locomotive engineer. Equipment parts are included that can be attached to the buffer beams. The locomotive has NEM coupler pockets with a close coupler mechanism. Length over the buffers 253 mm / 9-15/16".
The 23408 and 23409 car sets, and the 23428 car for lengthening the train make up the right TEE train for the 22576 locomotive. The TEE locomotive from Belgium is available under item no. 22577 as the motive power for the counter train. The model program for the Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam TEE is being offered by Märklin for 3-rail AC.