SNCF Class BB 27000

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Class BB27000
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Type and origin
Power typeElectric
Build date2002–2006
Total produced180
 • UICBo′Bo′
Gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Length19.72 m (64 ft 8 in)
Adhesive weight11.25 t (11.07 long tons; 12.40 short tons)
Loco weight90 t (89 long tons; 99 short tons)
Electric system/sCatenary
25 kV 50 Hz AC
1500 V DC
Current pickup(s)Pantograph
Performance figures
Maximum speed140 km/h (87 mph)
Power output4,200 kW (5,600 hp)
OperatorsFret SNCF
ClassBB 27000
Number in class180
Dispositionin service

The SNCF Class BB 27000 "Prima" electric locomotives were built by Alstom between 2001–2005. These are dual-voltage freight-only locomotives; they are not fitted with a 1500 V DC electrical line for train heating and accessories. One hundred and eighty of the locomotives, numbered 27001–27180, were built for Fret SNCF, for use on freight traffic. Their introduction led to the withdrawal of several elderly electric types, including Classes CC 7000, CC 7100, BB 8100 and BB 12000. They have also made significant inroads into Classes CC 6500, BB 8500, BB 16500 and BB 25500.

They can be seen largely in North and Eastern France and the lines through Dijon to Lyon, and the lines to Rouen and Caen.


  • 27001 - Port Autonome de Marseille
  • 27062 - Méricourt

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