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French State Railway BB 9200
France | 1957 | 92 produced
BB 9291 in July 2015 in the “Cité du Train” in Mulhouse
BB 9291 in July 2015 in the “Cité du Train” in Mulhouse

In the search for powerful and fast, four-axle electric locomotives, the SNCF had already made trials with the BB 9001 to 9004. The result was the BB 9200 that was manufactured since 1957. Due to the bogies designed by André Jacquemin, they got the nickname “BB Jacquemin”. The basic variant could reach a top speed of 160 km/h and was initially used for important passenger trains from Paris into the southeast.

For the “Le Capitole” express, two locomotives were built with bogies which were good for 250 km/h. They were approved for 200 km/h and four additional locomotives were rebuilt for 200 km/h. After new locomotives and the TGV had been introduced in the early eighties, they were relegated to freight and commuter service. The last ten were retired from commuter service in 2010.

ManufacturerCreusot-Loire, Jeumont-Schneider, CEM
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length53 ft 1 13/16 in
Wheelbase40 ft 8 3/16 in
Fixed wheelbase10 ft 6 in
Service weight182,543 lbs
Adhesive weight182,543 lbs
Axle load45,636 lbs
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Continuous power5,163 hp (3,850 kW)
Top speed124 mph
Starting effort33,272 lbf
Power Plant
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
BB Jacquemin
last changed: 05/2024

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