Electric locomotive CC 6520 of the French State Railways.
■ Model in TEE livery
■ Delicately designed model with many extra applied plug-in parts
■ Filigree pantographs
The French State Railways (SNCF) have put the electric locomotives CC 6500 into operation in 1969. The locomotives were, at that time, considered the most powerful locomotives of French railway history. In their first years of operation, the locomotives were used because they reached a top speed of 200 km/h and, as a consequence, hauled famous express trains such as the Mistral or the Capitole. However, as the locomotives had an enormous power output, their field of operation changed over time, and the SNCF used them then to haul heavy goods trains.
- Coupling - NEM shaft 362 with close coupling mechanism
- Minimum radius - 358 mm
- Number of axles with traction tyres - 1
- Number of driven axles - 6
- Flywheel - yes