SNCF Class BB 16500

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SNCF BB 16500
SNCF BB 16698 Trouville-Deauville 08-08-04.jpg
BB 16698 at Trouville-Deauville, 8 August 2004
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder Alsthom
Build date 1958–1964
Total produced 294
Specifications
UIC class B′B′
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Wheel diameter 1,100 millimetres (43 14 in)
Length 14.40 m (47 ft 3 in)
Width 2.985 m (9 ft 9 12 in)
Electric system(s) 25 kV 50 Hz AC
Current collection Overhead lines
Traction motors TAO 646A1 (×2)
Performance figures
Maximum speed 140 km/h (87 mph)
Power output:
 • Continuous 2,580 kW (3,460 hp)
Tractive effort 324 kN (73,000 lbf)/192 kN (43,000 lbf)
Career
Operators SNCF TER
Class BB 16500
Numbers 16501–16794
Nicknames Danseuses
Locale Lille, Reims, Metz, Strasbourg
Withdrawn 2002–2011

The SNCF BB 16500 were a class of electric locomotives built by Alsthom between 1958 and 1964 for the SNCF.

They are part of the family of locomotives: SNCF Class BB 8500, SNCF Class BB 88500, SNCF Class BB 17000, SNCF Class BB 20200 and SNCF Class BB 25500.

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