SNCF Class A1AA1A 68000

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SNCF Class A1AA1A 68000
A1A-A1A-68081.jpg
No. A1A-A1A 68081 in original livery at Longueville.
Type and origin
Power type Diesel
Build date 1963–1968
Total produced 80
Specifications
AAR wheel arr. A1A-A1A
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Bogies Y 211
Wheel diameter 1,250 mm (49.21 in)
Length 18,010 mm (59 ft 1.1 in)
Width 2,920 mm (9 ft 7.0 in)
Height 4,280 mm (14 ft 0.5 in)
Locomotive weight 105 t (103 long tons; 116 short tons)
Prime mover Sulzer 12LVA 24
Performance figures
Maximum speed 130 km/h (81 mph)
Career
Operator(s) SNCF

The SNCF Class A1AA1A 68000 is a class of diesel-electric locomotives of the SNCF. They were built for both passenger and freight service. They were ordered on 7 June 1961, the first entering service on 13 December 1963 at Chalindrey depot. All have now been withdrawn from service, with the exception of no. 68081. Some were converted from class 68500 by replacing the AGO engine with a Sulzer unit.

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