SNCF Class BB 16000

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BB 16000
SNCF BB 16037.JPG
BB 16037 at Paris Gare du Nord, 26 December 2005.
Type and origin
Power typeElectric
BuilderLe Matériel de Traction Électrique (MTE)
Build date1958–1963
Total produced62
Specifications
Configuration:
 • UICBo′Bo′
Gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Length16.68 m (54 ft 9 in)
Loco weight88 tonnes (87 long tons; 97 short tons)
Electric system/s25 kV 50 Hz AC Catenary
Current pickup(s)Pantograph
Traction motorsJeumont TO 136-8, 4 off
Performance figures
Maximum speed160 km/h (100 mph)
Power output4,130 kW (5,540 hp)
Tractive effort309 kN (69,000 lbf)
Career
OperatorsSNCF
NumbersBB 16001 – BB 16062

The SNCF BB 16000 are a class of 25 kV 50 Hz AC electric locomotives produced by MTE. They are the AC version of the BB 9200.

A total of 62 were originally built between 1958 and 1963, certain units of the class were fitted for push-pull operations with Corail coaches and control car.

15 BB 16000 were reclassified as BB 16100 after being fitted with TDM control equipment for push-pulling double-decker trains with control car, and operated on Paris-Nord to St-Quentin or Amiens lines [1]

The whole series was retired on 31 December 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haydock, David; Fox, Peter (1999). European Handbook No. 4 French Railways Locomotives & Multiple Units (Third ed.). Sheffield, UK: Platform 5 Publishing. ISBN 1-872524-87-7.