First new suburban electric locomotives delivered in Paris

Bazin, Pierre; Fender, Keith
June 2006
Railways Illustrated;Jun2006, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p59
The article reports on the SNCF's exhibition of BB27301 at Paris-Montparnasse station in France. The SNCF is replacing old Classes BB8500, BB17000 and BB25500 on double-deck VB2N carriages, in push-pull operation under the brand name Transilien. The 22 will be allocated for suburban services from Paris Montparnasse service Dreux, Mantes and Rambouillet.


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