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Vru Mistral 69 dining-car

Vru Mistral 69 dining-car - Photo J.-P. Demoy in Encyclopédie des voitures SNCF.

Jouef HJ4123-3

Type

Vru TEE 66 dining-car known as “Mistral 69”

UIC number Revision date
61 87 88-89 054-8 5 7.11.74

167 g; 142 g after decreasing weight (NEM : 118 to 153 g).

Same comments as for the A8u and A8tu of the same production. Here perhaps more than for the other coaches, the one-piece moulded interior is not up to par with competing products.

A small additional defect here: the real coach doesn’t have built-in tail lights, as shown in the photo opposite.

See:

Modifications

  • One ballast plate (26 g) removed.
  • Installation of home-made electric jumpers.
  • Electrical equipment: 3-pole conductive couplings.
  • Decoration of the floor and walls, and tablecloths made with self-adhesive vinyl for inkjet printers.
  • Steps mounted on the bogie at one end, to improve the running in curve.
  • 23.6 mm long axles changed for longer ones (24.0) due to excessive clearance in the bearings.

Cars called Mistral 69, built in two series by Carel et Fouché. First series (type 64-66) delivered in 1968/1970 for the Paris - Marseille - Nice (Le Mistral) and Paris - Dortmund (Paris - Ruhr) routes. Two additional units (type 70) delivered in 1973/74 to reinforce the previous routes and for the Paris - Milan route (Le Cisalpin).

These coaches have a dining room with 39 seats, and, of course, a splendidly fitted kitchen (in Encyclopédie des voitures SNCF, p. 345).

Main characteristics: tare 47 t; speed limit 160 km/h. Bogies Y26 P.

Sources: Encyclopédie des voitures SNCF, pages 341 to 351 (1990 edition); Le Train, les Archives de la DEV, volume 2, pages 28 to 63.

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Vru Mistral 69 dining-car

Vru Mistral 69 dining-car - Photo J.-P. Demoy in Encyclopédie des voitures SNCF.

Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Overall length 25 500 293.1 293.5
Body length 25 140 289.0 289.5
Chassis length 24 200 278.2 282.0
Body width 2 858 32.9 33.0
Height 4 050 46.6 46.7
Pivot distance 18 100 208.0 207.8
Bogie wheelbase (Y26) 2 500 28.7 28,7
Wheel diameter 920 10.6 10.5
Table of registration from Le matériel moteur SNCF
Type Order UIC No. Number
Vruj 64-66 61 87 88-89 051 to 061 11
Vruj 70 61 87 88-89 062 and 063 2