SNCB Class 16

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Class 16
B1606 koeln.jpg
NMBS/SNCB Class 16 loco 1606 at Köln Hbf
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder BN/ACEC
Build date 1966
Total produced 8
 • AAR Bo-Bo
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Driver dia. 1,250 mm (49 in)
Length 16.65 m (54 ft 8 in)
Adhesive weight 10.1 t
Loco weight 82,600 kg (81.30 long tons; 91.05 short tons)
Electric system(s) 1500 V DC
3000 V DC
25,000 V AC
15kV 16⅔ Hz AC
Current source Pantograph
Performance figures
Maximum speed 160 km/h (99 mph)
Power output 2,780 kW (3,728 bhp)
Tractive effort 196 kN
Operators SNCB/NMBS
Class 16
Number in class 8
Numbers 1601-1608
Delivered 1966

The class 16 locomotives were built to work cross border services from Belgium. They are equipped to run in France, Netherlands and Germany. They have been displaced from these workings by Thalys electric multiple units and ended up working a few peak hour commuter trains until 2007 when they were withdrawn with two of them saved for preservation. When built they were classified as type 160.

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