NMBS/SNCB Class 55

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Class 55
5540-5515 at Kinkempois.jpg
NMBS/SNCB Class 55 locos 5540 & 5515 at Kinkempois depot, 21 October 2006.
Type and origin
Power type Diesel
Builder BN/ACEC/SEMG
Build date 1961-1962
Total produced 42
Specifications
Configuration:
 • UIC Co′Co′
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Driver dia. 1,010 mm (40 in)
Length 19.55 m (64 ft 2 in)
Adhesive weight 9.2 t
Loco weight 110 t
Fuel type Diesel
Prime mover GM 16-567C
Transmission Electric (ACEC)
Performance figures
Maximum speed 120 km/h (75 mph)
Power output 1435 kW
Tractive effort 272 kN
Career
Operators SNCB/NMBS
Class 55
Number in class 23
Numbers Various remain in range 5501-5542
Disposition In service

The SNCB Class 55 is an NMBS/SNCB diesel locomotive.

Six of these locomotives (5501, 5506, 5509, 5511, 5512 and 5514) are outfitted with TVM 430 signaling and a Scharfenberg coupler. This is for hauling broken-down or unpowered TGVs on line 1. They display a horizontal red band and the letters "TVM".

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