France: BB 15000

Railway companies: SNCF - French National Railway Company

Display registration numbers


There are 65x units of this series delivered between 1971 and 1978 registered 15001 - 15065.



September 1st

Unit 15055 is converted to prototype locomotive BB 10004.

After a couple of years of extensive testing, the locomotive is converted back on February 28th, 1989.

Concerns registration number(s): 15055



January 1st

From January 1st, 1999, as the SNCF locomotive inventory is distributed between the different activities, engines may receive a prefix (eventually followed by a "0" if the initial registration number is only 4-digit long) as follows:
1: used for long-distance and high-speed rail passenger transport ("Voyages SNCF" / "SNCF Voyages" / "SNCF Voyages France Europe - SNCF VFE");
2: used for Intercity trains;
4: used for rail freight transport ("Fret SNCF");
5: belonging to a region and used for TER ("Train Express Régional") services;
6: used for the management and maintenance of the rail infrastructure;
7: used for the management and maintenance of rail vehicles (transport of new, under repair or written off railway vehicles);
8: belonging to Ile-de-France region and used for TER ("Train Express Régional") services.

It should also be noted that the suffix "R" is used to distinguish units equipped for reversibility.

Latest update on the 15th of January 2022 at 15:22

Contributor(s): Tudor C.

Do you have additional informations regarding this railway vehicle?

Add content

Report an error?

Discussion forum