SNCF Class BB 17000
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SNCF Class BB 17000
SNCF BB 17000
BB 17067 at Gare de l'Est 26 December 2005
Type and origin
Power typeElectric
Build date1965-1968
 o UICB?B?
Gauge ()
Wheel diameter1,100 mm (3 ft 7+14 in)
Wheelbase8.500 m (27 ft 10+58 in)
 o Bogie1.608 m (5 ft 3+14 in)
Length14.7-15.57 m (48 ft 2+34 in-51 ft 1 in)
Width3.03 or 3.038 m (9 ft 11+14 in or 9 ft 11+58 in)
Height4.19 m (13 ft 9 in)
Loco weight78-79 tonnes (77-78 long tons; 86-87 short tons)
Electric system/s25 kV 50 Hz AC
Current pickup(s)Pantograph
Traction motorsTAB 660 B1, force ventilated, 1.5 kilovolt
Performance figures
Maximum speed90 or 140 km/h (56 or 87 mph)
Power output:
 o Continuous2,940 kW (3,940 hp)
NumbersBB 17001 - BB 17105
NicknamesDanseuses (Dancers)

The SNCF Class BB 17000 B-B AC electric locomotives built between 1965 and 1968. It performs suburban duties on railway lines around Paris,[1] notably VB2N carriages. They are monophase locomotives (running off 25 kV AC overhead supply) and have the nickname "danseuses" or "dancers". By 2020 the 105-strong class of locomotives have all been withdrawn.[2]

One member of the class had been named, BB 17051 Cormeilles-en-Parisis.[1]


After spending a varied first part of their careers hauling different types of train, the locomotives were regrouped for use on the Parisian "trains de la banlieue" or suburban trains. They were all owned and operated by Transilien.


  1. ^ a b Garvin, Brian; Fox, Peter; Appleby, Chris (1986). SNCF/French National Railways. Sheffield: Platform Five. pp. 28-29. ISBN 0-906579-62-7.
  2. ^ van Uden, Marco. "SNCF withdrawn ac electric locomotives". Railfan Europe. Retrieved 2021.

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