Friday, May 18, 2018

Renfe class 272

Locomotive 7202 pulls an express train at Tolosa Station in the 1950s.
A 2-Co-Co-2 type of which 12 were built in 1928 by Babcock & Wilcox with electrical equipment by Brown Boveri for the Norte company's 1500 Volt DC lines. Output was 2760 hp.

Originally, the Norte railway designated the class as 7200, later RENFE numbered it as 272 and replaced the original blue livery with the green of the state-owned company. They were called "crocodile" because of their shape which had space for two free axles on each end to reduce the weight per axle. Units of this series are preserved in the Museu del Ferrocarril de Vilanova

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