Delivered in 1950, this is a dual-system electric locomotive used by the French National Railways - SNCF for testing 20 kV / 50 Hz alternating current electrification on the Aix-Les-Bains - Annecy - La Roche sur Foron line as well as 1500 V direct current electrification.
2x additional prototypes will be delivered:
- in 1951 unit CC 6052;
- in 1955 unit BBB 6053.
In terms of mechanical part, this locomotive is considered the predecessor of Ae 6/6 electric locomotives built for the Swiss Federal Railways a few years later.
This unit is reconfigured for 25 kV / 50 Hz alternating current and receives new registration CC 20001.
Latest update on the 17th of July 2021 at 13:40
Contributor(s): Tudor C.