A2D Generator car Trix


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Trix 23408 (4 cars)


TEE PBA “Ile de France” luggage / generator car.

Car Registration Revision
A2Dx 61 87 81-89 701-1 23.06.72

176 g (NEM: 99 to 129 g)

Longer buffers and non-flattened bellows are provided for the ends of the train.

This car is too low about 0.7 mm, which is obvious (to the not rounded side of the roof of course) if it is coupled to a Mistral 69 LSM car which has a correct height.

Disassembly is very simple: just remove the intercar bellows, and the chassis goes out without difficulty. The roof and the body form a single piece, which is favourable to the appearance of their junction.

The bogie on the generator side of the car should have an additional dashpot in front of each beam spring, i.e. a total of four additional dashpots (source: Le Train, Les archives de la DEV vol. 2, p. 14 and 24). The fasteners are present: see photos opposite.



  • Lighting, high brightness LED tail lamps, decoder.
  • Body raising by 0.6 mm.
  • Profi couplings including an electric one for powering cars 2 to 6.
  • Additional dashpots on the bogie under the generator side.

Cars built in 1963/1964 in seven units by Carel et Fouché (France) to provide the Trans Europ Express Paris - Brussels - Amsterdam connection.

Cars equipped with a generator to power the train (air conditioning) even in the absence of locomotive.

This generator consists of a 308 kW (420 hp) V-12 Poyaud Diesel engine and a 300 kVA 660 V 50 Hz three-phase alternator. Rotation speed of the group: 1500 rpm.

These cars are not air-conditioned. The compartments they contain are reserved for the service: one for the conductor, two for the police and customs, and one acting as infirmary.

Unladen mass: 50 t.


A2D Generator car TrixA2D Generator car Trix


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Comparaison des bogiesnouveaux amortisseurs

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 21 600 248.3 247.5
Body length 21 240 244.1 244.0
Body width 2 860 32.9 33.1
Height 4 050 46.6 45.9 1
Pivot distance 14 200 163.2 163.2
Bogie wheelbase (Y24) 2 300 26.4 26.4
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 10.4
  1. 46.7 after modification.