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Rail - Locomotive - Diesel - SNCF CC 72000 Original Bleu Diesel livery

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Name Locomotive, Diesel, SNCF CC 72000
Region Europe
Category Rail
Type Locomotive
SubType Diesel
Variety SNCF CC 72000
Manufacturer Alstom (Details)
Era Epoch IV (1968-1985)
Year(s) of Production 1967-1974


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History: The CC 72000 is a series of 6-axle C'C' diesel-electric locomotives commissioned by the French state railway SNCF. Initially ordered in December 1965, they were delivered between December 1967 and June 1974. A total of 92 units have been produced. The locomotives were manufactured by Alsthom (now Alstom) and motorized with a SACM AGO 16 cylinders ESHR engine.

Power output: 2,650 kW (3,615 hp)
They were able to deliver 1500V DC for passenger electrical heating.
Thanks to their dual gear ratio, they were able to be used either for passenger service at 140 Km/h or for freight service at 85 Km/h.

There are actually 2 sub-series which differ by their maximum speed:
- CC 72001 to CC 72020 - 140 Km/h
- CC 72021 to CC 72092 - 160 Km/h

Between 2002 and 2004, 30 CC 72000 have been re-motorized with a SEMT-Pielstick V16-PA4-200-VGA engine, allowing a reduction of particle emission by 84%. These re-motorized locomotives are classified as CC 72100 - they retained the last 2 digits of their original number (720xx --> 721xx).
A handful still survive for auxiliary services.

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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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 2018-04-08 14:59:14. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-04-24 04:11:06

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