The BB 25236 is the only operational survivor (in France) of the 4-axle “Jacquemin” family of 319 engines that shared the same carbody in several series:
- BB 9200, 1.5KV DC, 92 units built May 1957 to June 1964
- BB 9300, 1.5KV DC, 40 units built Dec. 1967 to Nov. 1969
- BB 25100 dual voltage 1.5KV DC + 25KV 50Hz, 25 units built July 1964 to June 1965
- BB 25150, dual voltage 1.5KV DC + 25KV 50Hz, 45 units built Sept. 1967 to Nov. 1977
- BB 25200, dual voltage 1.5KV DC + 25KV 50Hz, 51 units built Dec. 1965 to July 1974
- BB 16000, 25KV 50Hz, 62 units built Feb. 1958 to June 1963
- BB 20100, dual voltage 25KV 50Hz + 15KV 16,66 Hz, 4 units built July 1958 to Feb 1959
The about similar looking 1.5KV DC BB 9400 does not really belong to the Jacquemin family, because they do not share the same trucks (bogies) that had been designed for the other engines. The BB 9400 was a series of 135 light 4-axle engines.
Some BB 25150 and BB 25200 still survive today in Romania.
The BB 25236 is preserved by SNCF’s withdrawn rolling stock Dept. It is used to move equipment on French electrified lines. It is seen on the picture moving the magnificent Pullman Orient Express cars to Sotteville (Rouen) for use on a steam charter.