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Paris City Railway Z 23000
France | 1937 | 150 produced
Four-car train in the 1980s at Paris-Laplace station
Four-car train in the 1980s at Paris-Laplace station

With the electrification of the Ligne de Sceaux in the south of Paris, new electric railcars were ordered, which should combine good acceleration with a quick change of passengers. The vehicles were based on the Métro's Sprague-Thomson trains and had the railway's larger loading gauge. There were four doors per side and a driver's cab at one end. The basic unit consisted of two railcars, both of which were powered. Up to four of these units were combined into a train. They were later used by the RATP also on other routes and were retired between 1984 and 1987.

ManufacturerDecauville, CGC, Brissonneau et Lotz, CIMT
Axle configB-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length67 ft 10 15/16 in
Empty weight98,326 lbs
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Hourly power465 hp (347 kW)
Top speed50 mph
Power Plant
Calculated Values
last changed: 02/2023

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