SNCF Class BB 47000

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SNCF BB47000/Alstom Prima 6000
Prima 6000 locomotive picture
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder Alstom
Build date 2003
UIC class Bo-Bo
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Length 19.72 m (64 ft 8 in)
Loco weight 90 short tons (82 t; 80 long tons)
Electric system(s) Catenary
1500 V DC
3000 V DC
15 kV 16.7 Hz AC
25 kV 50 Hz AC
Current collection Pantograph
Traction motors 4×Alstom FRA 4567 with IGBT powerpacks
Safety systems Crocodile, KVB, TBL, ETCS
Performance figures
Maximum speed 140 km/h (87 mph)
Power output 6,000 kW (8,000 hp)
Operators Alstom
Number in class 1
Nicknames Prima 6000
First run 2003
Withdrawn 2009
Disposition out of service

The SNCF Class BB 47000 "Prima" electric locomotive is a 6,000 kW (8,000 hp) locomotive, built by Alstom. This locomotive is the quadruple-voltage version of the Class BB 27000. So far, only one locomotive, numbered 47001, has been built and was tested by Fret SNCF with a view for further orders. In 2006 it became clear that SNCF wouldn't order this version anymore and the locomotive had passed on to Alstom as a permanent test bed locomotive for testing different Alstom technologies. In 2009, the locomotive was devoid of all technical components. Its bogies were re-used by the Prima II-prototype.[1] The locomotive is now stored outside Alstom's Belfort plant.


  1. ^ Simon Wijnakker (2009). "Alstom Prima 6000 Demonstrator: Introduction". RAILCOLOR.NET - modern locomotive power. Retrieved January 4, 2011.