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History: The BB 67000 is a series of 4-axle B'-B' diesel-electric locomotives commissioned by the French state railway SNCF between August 1963 and October 1975. A total of 424 units have been produced. According to practice of that time, SNCF was the main designer and the locomotives were manufactured by a variety of sub-contractors. These are multi-purpose locomotives, that can be used for passenger service as well as freight. They can be coupled between themselves in multi-unit, as well as with A1A-A1A 68000 locomotives, with which they share a number of components.
There are actually 4 sub-series with different characteristics:
BB 67000 - (67001 to 67124)
Initially ordered in December 1960, delivered between August 1963 and February 1968. Approx. 2/3 are still in service today, after modernization in either BB 67200 or BB 67300.
Power output: 2,000 hp
No heat generator for passenger trains, requiring a separate steam generator car.
BB 67200 - (67201 to 67280)
Modernization of BB 67000 between 1980 and 2007.
These are used for rescue and maintenance of way of the high-speed lines (TGV), and have been fitted with the TVM cab-signal unit of the TGVs, as well as with an automatic coupler type Scharfenberg.
BB 67300 - (67301 to 67391)
Initially ordered in December 1965, delivered between December 1967 and November 1969 for the 70 new units. 20 BB 67000 have been modernized to BB 67300 between 1975 and 1979 (67371 to 67391). They are currently being retired to the benefit of BB 67400 or more modern Diesel engines.
Power output: 2,400 hp
The excess power compared to BB 67000 was used for electrical heating of passenger trains.
BB 67400 - (67401 to 67632)
Initially ordered in January 1967, delivered between August 1969 and October 1975. Many were still in service in 2010, but they are progressively being retired.
Modernized version of BB 67300, with different bogies and suspensions.
The above description has been created specifically for TroveStar N scale database by Alain LM, as summary in English of the following French publication:
Source: Le Train. Encyclopédie du matériel moteur SNCF. Tome 7: Locomotives, locomoteurs et locotracteurs Diesel (2e partie). ISSN 1296-5537. Olivier Constant. Septembre 2010.
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Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-04-08 15:32:42. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-04-08 15:35:03
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