SNCF Class CC 65500

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SNCF Class CC 65500
CC 65512 at Longueville on 19 September 2010
Type and origin
Power type Diesel electric
Builder CAFL and CEM
Build date 1955 to 1959
UIC class Co'Co'
Length 19,420 mm (63 ft 9 in)
Loco weight 116 tonnes (114 long tons; 128 short tons)
Prime mover Sulzer 12 LDA 28,
Engine type 12 cylinder double-bank Diesel engine
Traction motors Six CEM GDTM 532
Transmission Diesel-electric transmission
Performance figures
Maximum speed 80 km/h (50 mph)
Power output 1,290 kW (1,730 hp)
Operators SNCF
Number in class 35

The SNCF Class CC 65500 diesel locomotives were built by CAFL and CEM between 1955 and 1959. They were used on heavy express freight in the Paris area, being commonly seen on the Grande Ceniture lines around Paris.


CC 65506 is preserved at Oignies.