SNCB Class 15

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Class 15
Liege guilemins.jpg
NMBS/SNCB Class 15 loco 1501 in Liège-Guillemins station with an IR service.
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder BN/ACEC
Build date 1962
Total produced 5
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AAR Bo-Bo
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Driver dia. 1,250 mm (49 in)
Length 17.75 m (58 ft 3 in)
Adhesive weight 9.7 t
Loco weight 77,700 kg (76.47 long tons; 85.65 short tons)
Electric system(s) 1,500 V DC
3,000 V DC
25,000 V AC
Current source Pantograph
Performance figures
Maximum speed 160 km/h (99 mph)
Power output 2,780 kW (3,728 bhp)
Tractive effort 170 kN
Career
Operators SNCB/NMBS
Class 15
Number in class 3
Numbers 1501, 1503, 1504
Delivered 1962

Class 15 is a type of electric locomotive operated by SNCB/NMBS. The locomotives were originally used for cross-border services into France and the Netherlands, and like the class 16 they have become surplus after the introduction of Thalys and Class 11s. They earned their keep in their last years of service by pulling commuter "P" trains in the Liège area.

Before the January 1, 1971, renumbering, they were known in the six-number scheme as Type 150.

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