SNCF Class BB 7200

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SNCF BB 7200
BB7222.jpg
BB 7222 hauling another electric locomotive on 19 August 2002 near Bayonne
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder France Alsthom
France MTE
Build date 1976-1985
Total produced 240
Specifications
UIC class B' B'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Length 17.48 m (57 ft 4 in)
Electric system(s) 1.5 kV DC Catenary
Current collection Pantograph
Traction motors 2x TAB 674
Performance figures
Maximum speed 160 km/h (99 mph),
100 km/h (62 mph) (7201 - 7235, 7343 - 7380, 7411 - 7440),
200 km/h (120 mph) (7261 - 7263)
Power output 4,040 kW (5,420 hp)
Tractive effort 288 kN (65,000 lbf), 300 kN (67,000 lbf) (7201 - 7235, 7261 - 7263, 7343 - 7380, 7411 - 7440)
Career
Operators SNCF, SNCF-FRET
Class BB 7200
Number in class 236 (2008)
Numbers 7201-7208, 7211-7307, 7309-7347, 7349-7440
Locale Mainly South-East France
Disposition in service

The SNCF Class BB 7200 is a 1.5 kV DC electric locomotive operated by the SNCF in France. It is the DC version of the "Nez Cassé" family of locomotives. SNCF Class BB 15000 is the AC version while the Class BB 22200 is a dual-voltage version. They are numbered to show that the DC and AC class numbers add up to the dual-voltage locomotive class number (7200 + 15000 = 22200). Another relative is the NS Class 1600 operated in the Netherlands, a DC locomotive based on the BB 7200.

7209, 7210, 7308 and 7348 have all been destroyed in accidents.

The class is numbered 7201 - 7440. Some have cast plates. [1]

In 2012 and 2013, the locomotives numbered 7311, 7312, 7314, 7325, 7327, 7330, 7332, 7335, 7337, 7339, 7341 and 7342 were modified and become BB 7600 locomotives, to be operated on Transilien Paris – Montparnasse lines.

Names[edit]

Some of the class carry the name of a city in France:

Number City
7203 Saint-Flour
7221 Saint-Amand-Montrond
7223 La Souterraine
7232 Souillac
7236 Chambéry
7237 Pierrelatte
7238 Thonon-les-Bains
7239 Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny
7240 Saint-Étienne
7241 Villeurbanne
7242 Vienne
7243 Villeneuve-Saint-Georges
7244 Vernou-la-Celle-sur-Seine
7253 Montrejeau
7256 Valenton
7270 Entraigues-sur-Sorgues
7410 Fontenay-sous-Bois
7411 Lamure-sur-Azergues

Models[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haydock, David (2008). European Handbook No. 4 French Railways Locomotives & Multiple Units (Fourth ed.). Sheffield, UK: Platform 5 Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-1-902336-65-7.