SNCF Class BB 9200

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The SNCF Class BB 9200 1500 V DC electric locomotives were built by Schneider-Jeumont/CEM between 1958-1964. 92 of them were built and 20 remain. These train engines are products of the Jacquemin product family of train engines (locomotives), offspring of the prototype BB 9004, and named after the engineer who designed their bogies. The locomotives were designed for a maximum speed of 160 km/h (99 mph) and were the first such train engines in France. In the late sixties, a small group of train engines was converted for 200 km/h (120 mph) operation, hauling prestige TEE trains like the Capitole - these train engines were called the BB 9200 Capitole. These types were later superseded by the CC 6500 train engines. Some of these train engines have been in service for more than 10,000,000 kilometers (6,200,000 mi) since they have been set to service. The regular services of the remaining BB 9200 train engines are inter-regional trains between Paris Montparnasse and Le Mans, between Paris Austerlitz and Tours and between Paris Gare de Lyon, Dijon and Lyon. Some few are in service for freight trains. Phasing out of the series of train engines was expected for 2007. The BB 9200 Capitole

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