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SNCF BB 27026 at Strasbourg, 18.03.2010
Name Locomotive, Electric, Alstom Prima
Region Europe
Category Rail
Type Locomotive
SubType Electric
Variety Alstom Prima
Manufacturer Alstom (Details)
Era Epoch VI (2001 - Present)
Year(s) of Production 2001-2006


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History: Alstom Prima is a family of modular diesel and electric locomotives. For the French market, the Prima has been delivered in electric version as SNCF BB 27000, BB 27300, and BB 37000, and in diesel version as BB 75000. One unit of an experimental quadruple voltage BB 47000 was built, but SNCF did not order the series.

The BB 27000 is a series of 4-axle Bo'Bo'electric locomotives commissioned by the French state railway SNCF. Ordered in two batches in 1998 and 2002, they were delivered from November 2001 to February 2006. A total of 180 units have been produced. They have been designed for freight operations to renew the ageing CC 7000, CC 7100, BB 8100 and BB 12000.

Power output: 5,725 hp (4,200 kW)
Dual voltage: 25kV 50Hz AC / 1500V DC (2 pantographs)

The BB 37000 is a series of 4-axle Bo'Bo'electric locomotives commissioned by the French state railway SNCF. Ordered in 2002, they were delivered from April 2004 to December 2006. A total of 60 units have been produced. They have been designed for freight operations to renew notably the ageing BB 20200. This is the "international" version of the BB 27000, able to operate in Germany and Switzerland.

Power output: 5,725 hp (4,200 kW)
Triple voltage: 25kV 50Hz AC / 1500V DC / 15kV 16⅔Hz AC (3 pantographs)

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 9: Locomotives bicourant, bifréquences et polytension (2e partie). ISSN 1296-5537. Olivier Constant. Septembre 2012.

Railroad/Company:
Alstom is a French multinational company operating worldwide in rail transport markets, active in the fields of passenger transportation, signalling and locomotives, with products including the AGV, TGV, Eurostar, and Pendolino high-speed trains, in addition to suburban, regional and metro trains, and Citadis trams.

Alstom (originally as Alsthom) was formed from a merger between Compagnie Française Thomson Houston and the Société Alsacienne de Constructions Mécaniques in 1928; significant acquisitions included the Constructions Electriques de France (1932), shipbuilder Chantiers de l'Atlantique (1976), and parts of ACEC SA (Belgium, late 1980s). A merger with parts of the General Electric Company plc (UK) formed GEC-Alsthom in 1989; the company became Alstom in 1998 when it split from the Alcatel-Alsthom group (formerly Compagnie Générale d'Electricité); the 'h' was removed from the name to ease pronunciation on international markets.

In 2014, Alstom and General Electric (GE) announced that a US$17 billion (€12.4 billion) bid for the company's power and grid divisions had been made and provisionally accepted. The acquisition was finalised on 2 November 2015, with GE acquiring Alstom's power generation and electricity transmission business (combined as GE Power) leaving the Alstom company operating solely in the rail transport market.

In 2017, Alstom announced a proposed merger with Siemens Mobility of Germany, to be completed in 2018, at which point the company would be called Siemens Alstom.

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Item created by: Alain LM on 2018-09-07 09:27:02. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-09-07 10:11:55

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