CC 72048 Roco

CC 72028

Photo Thierry Leleu in Le Train No. 11.

Roco 62983


CC 72048

Mass / Slipping Current @ 12 V

534 g / 0.62 A

Machine with a sound decoder. No indication on the decoder programming, except the address of the site www.zimo.at, type MX 6462P (not found on the website).

As indicated on the Loco-Revue forum, shiny wheels require a serious weathering.

The headlights appear too big to me, perhaps because of the lack of chrome circle.

The slow motion is very good, so is the traction force: this machine was able to tow 81 wagons without the slightest slip with only one axle equipped with rubber tyres!


  • gamos81.altervista.org for the reference list of issued CC 72000 models.
  • Forum Train.
  • Loco-Revue Forum. Some people on this forum have declared this machine to be completely failed, especially at the cabs. I measured a difference of 1/10 of a millimetre in the height of the windscreen between the 72000 Roco and the 15000 LS Models. May-be the handrail is misplaced, so is the white strip that should arrive in the middle of the badge. So, in early 2013, it is sold €251 at Modellbahnshop-Lippe
    Comparison with LS Models 15000. Comparison of CC 72000 Roco and BB 15000 LSM cabs Apart from the fact that it is globally a few tenths of a millimetre lower than the LSM, with the best will in the world, I still do not see the difference of interpretation that would be obvious. But, to say the truth, I don’t have a very good eyesight…
  • Loco-Revue Forum on loco digitization.


  • Decoder programming
  • Wheels and brake blocks painted.
  • Detailing parts mounted, driver in the front cab (difficult, because there’s a little space).
  • Circles of white lights made from brass tube.

Locomotives built in 92 units from 1967 to 1974 by Alsthom. Power 2300 kW (Diesel engine 2650 kW). Maximum speed: 160 km/h. Weight 110 t.

Three-phase-to-DC electric transmission: the Diesel engine drives a three-phase alternator whose current, rectified, feeds DC traction motors. The advantage over the conventional solution of the DC generator is that the machine can produce a voltage adapted to the electric heating of the train.

The CC 72048 is put into service in December 1970 in Rennes then transferred to Chalindrey in August 1972. In August 2002, it is transformed into 72148 (remotorisation). Source: Eurocity 64.

CC 72001 & 72002 were ordered on 29/12/1965. An amendment of 22/12/1966 ordered the CC 72003 to 72020. These first series machines are recognizable because they do not have (in their original version) the visor notch above the windshield.
Second contract passed on 17/01/1968 for 72021 to 72038. New addendum on 16/04/1968 for two other batches: 72039 to 72056, and 72057 to 72074. First delivery in 1967, then nine machines in 1968, 21 in 1969, 20 in 1970, 18 in 1971, 5 in 1972, 12 in 1973, and 6 in 1974. Externally, the second series have shields for reinforced driving cabs, steel roofing skylights (and no longer aluminium alloy), anti-lash dampers etc.
From 1974, the aluminium alloy skylights mounted on the first series are replaced with those made of steel already installed on the following series. From this time also, the cabs were reinforced, and the small side windows removed. This work was spread out over two years, depending on the great revision lifts, depending also on the kilometres travelled by these locos. […] The machines of the first series did not have anti-lash dampers at the origin, but they were endowed with them gradually since 1969, and this was done rather quickly.

Quote from Renato on the Loco-Revue forum.


  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 245 / 246 / 31969 - 69 a 21 (former series). Sheet preview.LR sheet
  • Wikipedia article.
  • Photos on Rail Fan Europe.
  • Assignment per year [PDF], according to Eurocity 64.
  • File in La Vie du Rail No. 1178 of 26 January 1969.
  • Ferrovissimo No. 11 of October 2006
    CC 72000, 72100 : quand les chevaux diesel se déchaînent ! The photo of the 72028 above is extracted from this magazine.
  • trains-europe.fr website.

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Photo Thierry Leleu in Le Train No. 11.

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