Electric locomotive BB 26000 of the french state railways. Epoch V.
Motor with flywheel. Drive on four axles. PluX22 Interface for the adaptation of a digital decoder. White/red LED-lighting according to the French original.
■ Freestanding handles ■ Rich detailing on the roof superstructure with perforated etched parts ■ Finely detailed pantographs
Since the French railway network is split into a DC and a AC network, the SNCF, after a certain point, decided to buy only two-current system locomotives for their new vehicle program. The BB 22200, which was the first two-current locomotive to be delivered in series to the SNCF in 1976, was followed by 234 more locomotives of the series BB 26000 from 1988 on. The locomotive soon became known under the name “Sybic”, which was chosen for the terms “synchrone” (stands for synchronous motors) and “bicourant” (stands for two-current system capability). The “Sybic” locomotives are used in high-quality express trains, in regional trains as well as in the freight trains from the division “FRET”.