SNCB 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 type Electric
Builder Alsthom
Build date 1973–1974
Total produced 6
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AAR C-C
 • UIC C′C′[1][2]
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Driver dia. 1,100 mm (3 ft 7 in)
Length 22.08 m (72 ft 5 in)
Height 4,220 mm (13 ft 10 in)
Loco weight 113 tonnes (249,000 lb)
Electric system(s) 1500 V DC
3000 V DC
25 kV 50 Hz AC
15 kV 16 23 Hz AC
Current source Pantograph
Performance figures
Maximum speed 180 km/h (112 mph)
Power output 4,320 kW (5,790 hp)
Tractive effort 196 kN (44,000 lbf)
Career
Operators NMBS/SNCB
Class 18
First run 1973
Last run 1999
Retired 1997–1999
Scrapped 2008–
Disposition Scrapped (1801, 1802, 1804)
Preserved (1803, 1805, 1806)

Class 18 was a type of electric locomotive operated by NMBS/SNCB. These locomotives are no longer in service with NMBS/SNCB. They were derived from the SNCF class CC 40100 (fr; de) 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, scapped 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.