Freight Locomotive BB 475000
for French National Railways SNCF
In February 2004, state-
Type BB 475000
Year 2006 – 2015
Wheel arrangement Bo‘Bo‘
Diesel engine rating [kW] 2,000
Starting tractive effort [kN] 250
Maximum speed [km/h] 120
Weight [t] 84
Track gauge [mm] 1,435
Numbers built 400
Scope of application
The locomotives will be operated primarily as freight locomotives in France.
The design of the new BB 475000 diesel locomotive for SNCF reflects especially the expertise of the two consortium partners that has been demonstrated with the following locomotives:
the Rh 2016 diesel-
the BB 427000 electric locomotive built by Alstom Transport SA for SNCF
Mechanical parts and bogies are taken from the electric locomotive of the type BB 427000 and combined with components of the Rh 2016 diesel locomotive, including the electrical block, the diesel engine (MTU 16V 4000 R41), the cooling system, the braking resistor, the control system and the cab displays from Siemens.
The use of advanced and proven traction components based on the Rh 2016 for ÖBB, combined with the structural part of the BB 427000 from Alstom, was instrumental in SNCF’s purchasing decision. This combination is a perfect match for the specific requirements of the customer SNCF (optimized maintenance and spare part management, ease of operation for the driver, etc.). The BB 475000 will replace diesel locomotive series from the years 1960 to 1970 of SNCF and ensure freight traffic within the regional zones.