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BB 12061 Trix

BB 12002

Photo J. Defrance.

Trix 22361

Type

BB 12061

Mass / Max. current @ 12 V

340 g / 1 A

Era III original state, blue body and bogies. Depot of Mohon.

Not very fine engraving; pantos are especially not very resembling, including the rather coarse bows. There appears to be a reversal of the bonnet grids (not symmetrical). The reversal of the body on the chassis does not correct it, because the underside of the chassis is not symmetrical either, and cannot be reversed, except to machine the metal…

The secondary suspension springs are stuck on the bogie beams; but these parts are held by simple tenons: it is therefore easy to spread them a little away.

See:

Modifications

  • Lenz Silver decoder.
  • Independent red lights.
  • J.-P. Pennati MT pantographs. See the modification.Pennati pantographs
  • Buffers painted, electric heating cables replaced with mini-wrapping wires.

Locomotives built in 148 units from 1954 to 1961 by Le Matériel de traction électrique MTE (Jeumont-Schneider-Creusot group) and Alsthom. Continuous power 2473 kW. Maximum speed: 120 km/h. Weight 81.3 to 85.6 t depending on sub-series.

Among the different series of machines called “fers à repasser” (irons) built to test the 25 kV / 50 Hz power supply on the French Nord-Est artery (called Valenciennes - Thionville), the BB 12000 equipped with a graduator (sort of variable transformer), rectifiers and DC motors gave the most satisfaction, even exceeding their initial specifications. This is why their electrical diagram was then extended to all the single-phase series that followed, and even to some bicurrent machines.

The BB 12061 is put into service on 26 July 1958 in Strasbourg. Successive depots: Thionville (10-58), Mohon (4-59), Lens (9-79), Mohon (4-83), Lens (9-92). It is withdrawn on 29 May 1994.

For a machine assigned to the Nord, it would be better to have a number between 12063 and 12120 among others (except 12078, 93, 107), which were in Aulnoye in the 1970s.

Documents

  • Loco-Revue sheet No. 52 / 11967 - 65 a 5. Note: the picture of this sheet represents the BB 12001, the only one equipped with sheet metal pantograph supports. Sheet preview.LR sheet p 1
  • Loco-Revue diagram No. 1126 of 12 april 1956. Size 640 × 450 mm. Diagram previewPlan LR.
  • Assignment per year, from EC 64.
  • Photos on the Rail Fan Europe website.
  • Wikipedia article.
  • trains-europe.fr website.

BB 12061 TrixBB 12061 Trix

BB 12002

Photo J. Defrance.

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15 200 174.7 174.8
14 010 161.0 160.7
Cab width 2 900 33.3 33.4
3 695 42.5 42.0
8 200 94.3 94.5
2 600 36.8 36.2
1 250 14.4 14.1

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