Belgian Railways Class 18 (Alsthom)

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Class 18
SNCB Alsthom locomotive 1802 hauling a train at Compiègne, 1989.jpg
Number 1802 at Compiègne, France, in 1989
Type and origin
Power typeElectric
BuilderAlsthom
Build date1973–1974
Total produced6
Specifications
Configuration:
 • UICC′C′[1][2]
Gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Driver dia.1,100 mm (3 ft 7 in)
Length22.08 m (72 ft 5 in)
Height4,220 mm (13 ft 10 in)
Loco weight113 tonnes (249,000 lb)
Electric system/s1500 V DC
3000 V DC
25 kV 50 Hz AC
15 kV  ​16 23 Hz AC
Current pickup(s)Pantograph
Performance figures
Maximum speed180 km/h (112 mph)
Power output4,320 kW (5,790 hp)
Tractive effort196 kN (44,000 lbf)
Career
OperatorsNMBS/SNCB
Class18
First run1973
Last run1999
Retired1997–1999
Scrapped2008–
Disposition1805 preserved, others scrapped

Class 18 was a type of electric locomotive operated by NMBS/SNCB of Belgium. They were all retired from service by 1999. They were derived from the French SNCF CC 40100 express passenger locomotives. Their multi-voltage capabilities allowed them to work beyond Belgium's borders, mainly Paris - Brussels/Liège and Oostende - Cologne.[3]

Status[edit]

The dispositions of locomotives in this class are as follows:[4][page needed]

  • 1801 Scrapped in February 2008 at Salzinnes works
  • 1802 Scrapped in July 2009 at Courcelles-Motte
  • 1803 Preserved at Raeren, since October 2011 preserved at Sokolov, Czech Republic, scrapped in February 2012
  • 1804 Scrapped in July 2009 at Courcelles-Motte
  • 1805 Preserved by PFT
  • 1806 Preserved at Raeren, since October 2011 preserved at Sokolov, Czech Republic, scrapped in February 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ 150 ans d'évolution technique aux chemins de fer belges: Les locomotives
  2. ^ Belrail: Locomotives de la série 18
  3. ^ Haydock, David; Fox, Peter; Garvin, Brian (1994). Benelux Locomotives and Coaching Stock (Third ed.). Sheffield, UK: Platform 5 Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-872524-65-6.
  4. ^ AEB (2007). European Railways Combined Volume 1. Preston, Lancashire, UK: AEB Rail Publications.