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Specific Item Information: This locomotive is one of the 23 Mak G1206 leased by SNCF - an unusual practice for them - to Angel Trains (now Alpha Trains for their continental operations).
Designated as class BB 61000 by SNCF, they have been commissioned between 2002 and 2004, and assigned to freight service mainly on the former "Alsace-Lorraine" network where their right-hand cab control panel was well fitted to the right-hand trafic of this region.
They have been retired from SNCF between 2012 and 2015, after arrival of the new classes BB 475000 and BB 460000.
Body Style Information: Model introduced in 2011.
Two traction tires. All axles powered. Directional headlight.
For an in-depth review (in German), please visit: 1zu160.net
DCC Information: Accepts NEM 651 decoders.
Prototype Information: The Vossloh G1206 is a B'B' diesel hydraulic freight locomotive for line and heavy shunting service, built in Kiel, Germany and used by several European railway operators. It was designed in the mid-1990s by Maschinenbau Kiel (MaK), and further manufactured by Vossloh after it acquired MaK. Its power output is 2,000 hp (1500 kW) or 2,110 hp (1570 kW), depending on the selected engine (Caterpillar or MTU).
More than 160 G1206 have been built and delivered for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and France.
They are referred to as CFL series 1500 in Luxembourg and as SNCF BB 61000 in France.
G1206 technical description on manufacturer's website.
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Prototype Manufacturer Information: MaK locomotive plant in Kiel acquired in 1998, produces diesel hydraulic locomotives, for freight and shunting purposes.
Vossloh AG is a German transport technology manufacturer based in Werdohl in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Approximately 60% of its sale came from the rail infrastructure division, and the remainder from the motive power and components division.
The rail infrastructure division's key products are the devices (clamping terminals) for fastening the rail to the railway sleepers (railroad ties), railroad switches and switch controllers.
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SNCF employs more than 180,000 people in 120 countries around the globe. The railway network consists of about 32,000 km (20,000 mi) of route, of which 1,800 km (1,100 mi) are high-speed lines and 14,500 km (9,000 mi) electrified. About 14,000 trains are operated daily. The company has its headquarters in Saint Denis (93200), near Paris, 2 place aux Etoiles.
In 2010 SNCF was ranked 22nd in France and 214th globally on the Fortune Global 500 list.
It is the main business of the SNCF group, which in 2014 employed 245,763 people and had 27.2 billion € of sales in 120 countries. The chairman of the SNCF group is Guillaume Pepy.
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Item created by: Alain LM on 2017-02-20 14:37:33. Last edited by Alain LM on 2017-02-20 14:37:34
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