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Vehicle - Rail - Passenger Car - SNCF - DEV DEV Inox 1st class A9myfi

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Name Passenger Car, SNCF, DEV
Region Europe
Category Rail
Type Passenger Car
SubType SNCF
Variety DEV
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Epoch III (1945-1970)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1946-1970



History: The DEV cars have been developed by the SNCF Division des Études des Voitures (DEV) - Car Design Division - aiming at providing the French National Railway with a unified fleet of express cars at the end of the Second World War, to replace the series produced by the old companies prior to creation of the SNCF in 1938.

These cars were available in 2 distinct versions:
- DEV AO: Acier Ordinaire - ordinary steel - or Forestier car (name of DEV director in 1946), from 1946 to 1959 - a total of 1595 have been built.
- DEV Inox: Inoxydable - stainless steel car, from 1950 to 1970. These lighter cars have been built under license of the Budd patent for Corrugated Stainless steel cars. A total of 406 have been built (142 « Short » et 264 « Long »)

They came in two body lengths.
- DEV Courte (Short) : body length 22.286 m
- DEV Longue (Long) : body length 24.036 m

They were qualified to run at 140 km/h (87 mph) and then 160 km/h (100 mph).
All DEV cars have been decommissioned after 1998.
The DEV Inox cars have also been ordered by the Portuguese Railways (CP) in 1952.

Full roster (in French): DEV Inox Court, DEV Inox Longue, DEV AO Court, DEV AO Longue, DEV Mistral 56.

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Item created by: Alain LM on 2020-02-09 12:47:03. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-02-09 15:17:28

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