Express train locomotive series CC 40100 of the French State Railways (SNCF).
With original packaging and booklet
Company number: CC 40108
Four-system locomotive for all of France, Benelux and Germany.
Second production series, operating condition around 1972.
Deployment in international TEE traffic.
With digital decoder mfx, controlled high-efficiency propulsion Softdrive Sine and sound generator.
Low-maintenance motor with flywheel in a compact design, centrally installed.
4 axles powered by cardan, traction tires.
Lighting with low-maintenance, warm white LEDs in traditional operation, can be controlled digitally.
Inserted metal handrails.
Detailed roof equipment, various roof pantographs.
Cabs with interior, front with driver figure.
Pluggable parts for the buffer beam.
Length over buffers 25.3 cm.
Retrievable sound from Control Unit to Central Station 3/2:
Driving sound E-loc
Completely new construction.
Metal version. High-performance drive Softdrive Sinus in compact design.
With mfx decoder and sound function.
One-time series on the theme "50 years of TEE".
Tested for features
No breakage or paint damage
See the photos for a nice impression
Electric locomotive Series CC 40100
The locomotives of the series CC 40100 are electric multi-system locomotives of the French railways Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer français (SNCF). The locomotives are designed for various European power systems and is therefore a multi-system locomotive. The locomotives were used for passenger transport, especially as express trains between Paris and Brussels.
Development and Company
The locomotives were developed by GEC Alsthom in France and were intended for long-distance cross-border transport. The CC 40100 is a 6-axle locomotive with axle shape C'C' and has only 1 motor per bogie. They are the only 4-stream system locomotives of the SNCF. She was built in 2 series, using the first 3 locomotives of the first series of lower power engines. To reduce the heat in the cab and to ensure that the operator would be less affected by sunlight, a buckled front and rear were designed. The typical kinked nose was designed by Paul Arzens and has been applied to the BB 7200 series, BB 15000 series, BB 20000 series, BB 22200 series and also the Dutch NS 1600/1800 and NS 1700 series. Due to the length of the locomotive, their imposing appearance and deployment in the north of France, the locomotive was also called the "king of the north". The locomotives were mainly stationed in Paris and were based at depot La Chapelle. They were used for a long time as a high-speed route between Paris and Brussels. With the arrival of the Thalys, the locomotives became redundant. In 1996 the last locomotive of the series CC 40100 was put aside.
The CC 40101 was commissioned on June 4, 1965 and decommissioned on July 1, 1995. The locomotive had covered a total of 7210,996 km.
The NMBS had comparable locomotives built which are classified as construction series HLE 18 and which were intended for international express trains.