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SNCF Class BB 16000

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Power type  Electric
Total produced  62
Build date  1958–1963
UIC class  Bo'Bo'
SNCF Class BB 16000
Builder  Le Matériel de Traction Électrique (MTE)
Gauge  1,435 mm (4 ft 8 ⁄2 in) standard gauge

The SNCF BB 16000 are a class of 25 kV 50 Hz AC electric locomotives produced by MTE. They are the AC version of the BB 9200.

A total of 62 were originally built between 1958 and 1963, certain units of the class were fitted for push-pull operations with Corail coaches and control car.

15 BB 16000 were reclassified as BB 16100 after being fitted with TDM control equipment for push-pulling double-decker trains with control car, and operated on Paris-Nord to St-Quentin or Amiens lines

The whole series was retired on 31 December 2012.

References

SNCF Class BB 16000 Wikipedia


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