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French State Railway CC 14000
France | 1955 | 20 produced
CC 14018 in the “Cité du Train” in Mulhouse
CC 14018 in the “Cité du Train” in Mulhouse

To test the optimum technology for electrification with 25,000 V and 50 Hz, the SNCF had four different types of electric locomotives built by different manufacturers. Testing took place on the line between Lille and Thionville, where heavy freight trains had to be moved over steep gradients. In addition to the BB 12000, BB 13000 and CC 14100, 20 CC 14000 were built with three-phase traction motors and a rotating converter. Although the electrical operation was a success in itself, the complexity of the CC 14000's technology meant it could not stand the test.

Axle configC-C 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length61 ft 11 11/16 in
Wheelbase46 ft 6 1/4 in
Fixed wheelbase15 ft 3 7/8 in
Service weight275,578 lbs
Adhesive weight275,578 lbs
Axle load45,856 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Continuous power3,540 hp (2,640 kW)
Top speed37 mph
Power Plant
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
three-phase AC
last changed: 03/2023

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