Diesel Car AR.86
Current state :
Diesel railcar built in 1934 by the SNCV workshops in Cureghem. In its original version, it was equipped with a gas engine of the Belgian brand Brossel. Railscars were built to replace steam trams, which were very expensive to operate.
The AR86 started on Wavre – Jodoigne line. During the WW2, it was demotorised to be used as a passenger trailer. After the war, it was transformed into a railcar-tractor and received on this occasion, a GM6-71 diesel engine (6 cylinders, 160 HP), bought from the army.
From then on, it participated in the sugar beets campaigns and provided traction for various freight wagons. In 1965, it was sold to the « Charbonnages d’Argenteau » (Blégny-mine). In the early 1980s, it was bought by the ASVi and restored in its original version.
Technical specifications :
Theoretical maximum speed:
Brossel, 4 non-synchronized gears