Electric locomotive BB 22200 with CAB Signal (able to run on highspeed lines)

This add-on has been designed to be usable by all types of players. Those who do not want to be bothered by the actual operation of the machine will be able to deactivate all the safety systems and think only to the pleasure of riding without constraint while those who wish to reproduce in the game all the procedures that a real driver will encounter in line will easily find how to satisfy their requirements. To do this, a 20-pages english manual is provided in the download which contains extracts from the manual of the actual machine for a complete immersion.

Download content: 4 locomotives in 2 liveries: classic and Infra

  • In classic livery:

BB 22386
BB 22405

  • In Infra livery:

BB 22399
BB 22403


• Realistic driving
• Pneumatic assembly fully modeled
• Functional CAB Signal (for highspeed lines)
• Functional “VACMA” system
• Realistic and functional KVB
• Functional cab repetitions of signals
• Pre-announcement for traffic at 200 km/h functional
• Disengageable safety systems for more flexibility
• Stereo sounds recorded on the actual machine
• high resolution 3D and textures
• Variable speed for wipers
• Functional external brake control system
• Realistic headlight/rearlights management
• Markings and inscriptions in conformity
• 95% of the machine’s systems are simulated
• Management of pantographs for trains AI trains

Download size: 176 Mo

Features of the actual locomotive:

Power supply: bi-voltage 1.5kV continuous / 25 kV 50 Hz
Pantographs: one AM18 (1.5kV continuous) / one AM18 (25 kV – 50 Hz)
Traction diagram: diode bridge / triple thyristor chopper
Power: 4040 kW
Maximum force: 295 kN
Mass: 90 tons
Length: 17,48 meters
Width: 3.053 meters
Height: 4,295 meters
Maximum speed: 200 km/h
Builder: Alsthom
Units produced: 204
Delivery: from 1976 to 1986

The BB 22200 TVM (for track-to-machine transmission) come from the large family of
locomotives known as “broken noses” with their characteristic bay window in reverse tilt
to aerodynamic calculations. Put into service from 1976 to 1986, the BB 22200 are bicurrent
locomotives, capable of running both under 1500V direct voltage and under
25,000 V / 50 Hz alternating voltage which are the two different voltages used in France.
Among the 204 units produced, 8 were fitted with bogies with a 200 km/h reduction as
well as on-board signaling called “Cab Signal” which allows them to run on highspeed
lines used by TGVs. SimExpress has chosen to model 4 engines among these 8
locomotives. These engines were used with freight trains under the Channel tunnel. They
were also used at the head of the very revolutionary MVGV, high-speed courier trains
that were running on highspeed lines during off-peak hours with special wagons to reach
speeds of up to 200 km/h. These machines are now beginning to be withdrawn from
service (in 2020) but some units still remain in yellow livery and are used by the Infra
(Infrastructure) activity.