Preview of the first image of Lima H0 - 8027 - Electric locomotive - series 15 in blue livery - NMBS/SNCB.

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The first locomotive of this photo series is fully complete, equipped with working lighting and the (high) wheel flanges have been lathed so as to run easier on rails of 2.1 mm, tested and runs very well.
Has some surface rust on one pantograph

The second locomotive of this photo series lacks 2 pantographs, 3 buffers and on 1 side 2 lamp lenses. The high wheel flanges have been lathed so as to run easier on rails of 2.1 mm, tested and runs very well.

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This lot will be well packaged and shipped via registered and insured mail.

The SNCB Series 15, of which 5 were built in 1962, has a special Dutch side.

When mentioning the Series 15 of the Belgian Railways, older people will remember the TEE trains with the silver carriages that ran from Amsterdam to Paris, the Île-de-France and Etoile du Nord on their train route vice versa under the numbers 1501 to 1505, with which the locomotives of this type were deployed on the Dutch railways until the 1980s. The Series 15’s were suitable for the Belgian (3000 volts DC), Dutch (1500 volts DC) and for the French power systems (25,000 volts – 50 Hz AC).
As of 1 January 1988, due to the shortcomings of the Dutch ATB security system they were not allowed to drive any further than the Dutch border station at Roosendaal.
After they were no longer used in France, they were only deployed with domestic trains, such as on the Liège-Gouvy line.
The locomotives were found in all the various liveries used by the SNCB.
Despite the low number of locomotives that were built, 2 are still preserved. After its decommissioning the 1503 was placed in the NMBS-Holding Train World in Schaerbeek and locomotive 1504 in the railway museum Retrotrain in Saint-Ghislain. 42890661

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