SOMUA

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Somua machinery and trucks and buses, France

Somua, an acronym for Société d’outillage mécanique et d’usinage d’artillerie, was a French company that manufactured machinery and vehicles. A subsidiary of Schneider-Creusot, Somua was based in Saint-Ouen, a suburb of Paris.

In 1930 Somua introduced several models of trucks equipped with advanced diesel engines, half cabins and three axles and with payloads from 10 to 13 tonnes. Somua also produced a lighter range with five to eight tonnes payload, equipped with gasoline engines. In 1936 Somua produced a railcar for PLM, the XS 1 to 11.

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Arguably the most famous product in Somua’s history was its 20-ton World War II tank, the Somua S35 and the Somua S40. Furthermore, France’s first tank in 1916, the Schneider CA1, as well as later in 1918 some Renault FT tanks, were manufactured by Somua in their Saint-Ouen facility during World War I.

Somua’s production of trucks practically ceased between 1943 and 1946. However, in 1944 the company developed a truck under license from the Swedish Hesselman company. Named the JL 12 and equipped with a flex-fuel four cylinder engine, the vehicle did not impress the “Commission des plans de modernisation de l’automobile”, which decided in 1946 to merge Somua with Willème and Panhard to form a new company, the Générale française de l’automobile (GFA).

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In 1946 Somua launched a new range of trucks, named JL 15, with a five-speed transmission to exploit the 130 horsepower delivered by the 8.6 liter six-cylinder diesel engine. It was available with six choices of chassis: 6.30 meters to 10.89 meters and 2 or 3 axles, supporting 11 to 16 tonnes payload. The JL 15 was available in truck or bus configuration – the models were respectively the JL 15T and JL 15LO.

In 1948 Somua built two double 1500V DC EMU rail engines for SNCF. They mainly operated in the South West region of France.

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In 1955 Somua introduced the JL 19, available with two or three axles and powered by a six-cylinder diesel engine, the D615 9.3 liter engine, producing 180 hp and with a manual ten speed transmission. The JL 19 was available as a carrier or tractor, with five different chassis, and bore a payload of up to 26 tonnes. Around this time Latil, the heavyweight vehicle division of Renault, and Somua were merged under the LRS brand, which later became Saviem.

In 1962, Somua introduced a new JL range, with a new cab with four headlights (which came from the Saviem group). The base JL model had a 6.8 to 12.75 tonnes payload. The JL20 tractor had a 520D6T Henschel direct-injection six-cylinder 204 horsepower diesel engine and a 10 speed transmission and 35 tonnes gross weight.

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The company was a minor manufacturer of trolleybuses, building a total of just 55, one in 1938 and the others in the period 1947–55. Another French manufacturer, Vétra, supplied the “overwhelming majority” of trolleybuses in use on French systems during the relevant period. Somua-built trolleybuses used electrical propulsion equipment from Westinghouse.

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1929 SOMUA-Kegresse MCG-4

1929 SOMUA-Kegresse MCG-4

1930 Somua Pumper Fire Truck Sales Brochure France wj7916-WSRCRZ

1930 Somua Pumper Fire Truck Sales Brochure France wj7916-WSRCRZ

1934 SOMUA MCG-4 bolster-type tractor

1934 SOMUA MCG-4 bolster-type tractor1935 S Somua 1

1935 S Somua 1

1935 SOMUA MCG-5

1935 SOMUA MCG-51936 SOMUA MCG Saumur 011936 SOMUA MCG Saumur 011936 SOMUA MCG5, in the Musée des Blindés, France

1936 SOMUA MCG5, in the Musée des Blindés, France1935 Somua MCL 5

FLOIRAT Buses France

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Sylvain Floirat

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Sylvain Floirat était un homme d’affaires français (a French Business Man) né le 28 septembre 1899 à Nailhac en Dordogne et mort le 14 mars 1993.

Floirat Z10 des transports en commun de Mulhouse, actuellement au musée de l'AMTUIR.Autobus Floirat Z10 des transports en commun de Mulhouse, actuellement au musée de l’AMTUIR.

Was son of factor, apprentice charron, first bodybuilder in Saint-Denis (coach Floirat) at the end of the Second World War, then launches into business by getting in 1946 the licensing of airlines in connection with public transport : it is the creation of the company Aigle Azur in April 1946, which starts its activities in North Africa, Lebanon and in Indochina and which still exists. Manager of the company the equipment Automobile 1934-38. In 1951 he bought factory Joseph Besset constructor of coaches at Annonay in difficulty. In 1955, he returned, at the request of the french government, the Europe no 1 radio station then distressed and in fact very quickly one of the most popular radio stations in France. Its founder Charles Michelson sells its stake in the company, 17 July 1956 against the considerable sum for the time, of 245 million francs. In 1962, noticing the huge success of the company, Michelson tries in vain to renegotiate this assignment to higher courts. The case reflects then up to the Summit of States french and monegasque that press hastens of relate with including, an article on the cover of the daily newspaper Le Monde dated 27 January 1962 and Le Figaro, the next day.

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Taking the direction of Matra gear, it’s actually a profitable industrial complex focused on innovation in telecommunications, transport and military computer.

At the end of the 1960s, Sylvain Floirat bought the famous Hôtel Byblos founded in 1967 by Lebanese billionaire Jean Prosper Gay-Para in Saint-Tropez. The hotel which largely owes its notoriety to the Gallery of stars and “people” who attended it. CEO. of Breguet Aviation between 1955 and 1967, President of the French television company between 1966 and 1968. Mayor of Nailhac, Honorary President of the Chamber of Commerce of Périgueux. Grand Officer of the Legion of honour; President of Essendiéras plantations, he bought the castle ofAndré Maurois in Essendiéras. In 1981, he is a Director of the Hachette group and participates in the Board of the Filipacchi group in 1984.

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1948 Floirat

The Floirat (www.groupe-floirat.com) Group specialises in luxury with the Byblos in Saint-Tropez hotel, La Réserve, Saint Jean de Luz and Les Manoirs de Tourgeville at Deauville, in the clubs with Les Caves du Roy in Saint Tropez and the Black Legend in Monaco (opened in 2009) and real estate in the southeast of the France. It is now run by the grandson of the creator, Antoine Chevanne.

1950 Brounais car Floirat

1950 Brounais car Floirat

1938-50 Floirat X 123 - Renault ABV

1938-50 Floirat X 123 – Renault ABV

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1948 floirat x 5707 railcar

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Floirat 5006-5007 et 5701 a 5708 railcar

1948 rem floirat

1948 rem floirat

1949 Autorail Floirat ATLASACB3

1952 Autorail Floirat ATLAS ACB3

1950 Floirat GA1B9

1950 Floirat GA1B9

1953 Floirat C14 56 small

1953 Floirat C14 56 small

1953 Floirat C14 Saca (2)

1953 Floirat C14 Saca

1953 Floirat C14 SACA

1953 Floirat C14 Saca

1953 Floirat C14 SACAa

1953 Floirat C14 Saca

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1953 Floirat C14 Saca

1953 Floirat C14 SACAb

1953 Floirat C14 SACA

1953 FLOIRAT Y55 (le seul)

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1953 FLOIRAT Y55 (le seul)

1954 251 Floirat-Mulhouse (Mulhouse) 1954 Floirat Mullhouse 2x 1954 FLOIRAT type Z10

1954 Floirat Z 10 1954 Floirat Z10 des transports en commun de Mulhouse, actuellement au musée de l'AMTUIR.

1954 Floirat Z10 des transports en commun de Mulhouse, actuellement au musée de l’AMTUIR.

1955 Floirat Y 55 a 1955 Floirat Y55i 1956 FloiratY55 56 small 1956 floirat-y55-11

1955 Floirat Y 55

1955 LATILLE-FLOIRAT Istanbul

1955 LATILLE-FLOIRAT Istanbul

1956-57,je pense à des Floirat.

1956-57,je pense à des Floirat.

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1958 Floirat B8R

1958 Floirat B8R II a

1958 Floirat B8R II

1958 Floirat Boulogne

1958 Floirat Boulogne © B Basset

1958 Floirat Hochwaldlinie2k

1958 Floirat Hochwaldliniek

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1958 Floirat

1958 Floirat oldie

1958 Floirat oldie

1963 Floirat in Chair de poule, Movie, 1963

1963 Floirat in Chair de poule, Movie

1966 JHM-1966-0444 - Mulhouse, autobus Floirat

1966-0444 – Mulhouse, autobus Floirat Y55

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Floirat Railcar

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autocar floirat

Beauvais,autocar Floirat

Beauvais, autocar Floirat

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Floirat Z10

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Floirat anhanger B7gr

Floirat anhanger B7gr

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Floirat CAI B 6 CAI 4 L 65

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Floirat Lourdes article126-2

Floirat Pinder

Floirat Pinder (Saviem?)

Floirat Trolley Turkey 15

Floirat Trolley Turkey 15

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Floirat Y 53 Catalogue

Floirat Y 53 Catalogue

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un floirat transformé par des forains

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SOMUA Buses France

SOMUA

BUSES

FRANCE

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SOMUA made a lot off equipment.

With Buses they started in 1919

They worked together with Floirat, Latil, Panhard, Saviem, Renault, Scemia, Schneider.

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Somua bus advertisement

1924 Somua express - 1924 1924 Somua express

1924 SOMUA express

1928 Somua RZCA 140HP Cap. 43(12) gebaseerd op Schneider H type

1928 Somua RZCA 140HP Cap. 43(12) gebaseerd op Schneider H type

1929 SOMUA RZDA

1929 SOMUA RZDA

1945 Somua in Praque

1945 Somua in Praque

Somua in Russia

Somua in Russia

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Somua left Chevrolet right in Russia

1950 Somua OP5-2 ACR

1950 Somua OP5-2 ACR

1950 Somua OP5-3

1950 Somua OP5-3

1951 Autocar Somua à moteur diesel 6 cyl.de 1951

1951 Autocar Somua à moteur diesel 6 cyl.

1954 SomuaOP5.3 à l'arrêt Hippodrome

1954 SomuaOP5.3 à l’arrêt Hippodrome

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1955 Somua OP 5-3 Nr 365 der RATP 1956 Somua OP5-3 - S2B3 Paris

1955 Somua OP 5-3 Nr 365 der RATP

1955 SOMUA OP5 MGT tekening 1955 SOMUA OP5 1955 Somua-OP5-3.3

1955 SOMUA OP5

1956 SOMUA OP5-3 S2B3 1956 Somua OP5-3-S2B3 n° 1556 1956 Somua.OP5.INT.1 1956 Somua-OP5-3-S2-B3

1956 SOMUA OP5

1957 Somua (1)

1957 Somua

1958 Somua ETV 75

1958 Somua ETV 75

1962 Somua OP53,ex RATP,en vadrouille dans les Bouches du Rhone

1962 Somua OP53,ex RATP,en vadrouille dans les Bouches du Rhone

1963 SOMUA-PANHARD OP5 (RATP)

1963 SOMUA-PANHARD OP5 (RATP)

1964 Somua 1964-0055 - Paris RATP, autobus Somua 1964-0055a - Paris RATP, autobus Somua 1964-0636 - Paris RATP, autobus Somua OP5-3

1964-0636 – Paris RATP, autobus Somua OP5-3

1964-0643 - Paris RATP, autobus Somua OP5-3 & TH4H

1964-0643 – Paris RATP, autobus Somua OP5-3 & TH4H

1965 Ligne 13 Gare centrale CTS 1965 Strasbourg

1965 Ligne 13 Gare centrale CTS Strasbourg

1965 Somua OP5-3 & TN4H

1965 Somua OP5-3 & TN4H

1965 SomuaSW-B1-15091965

1965 Somua SW-B1-1509

1965-0323 - Strasbourg, autobus Somua

1965-0323 – Strasbourg, autobus Somua

1966 JHM-1966-0452 - Mulhouse, trolleybus Somua & bus Floirat

1966 JHM-1966-0452 – Mulhouse, trolleybus Somua & bus Floirat

1966 JHM-1966-0452a - Mulhouse, trolleybus Somua & bus Floirat

1966 JHM-1966-0452a – Mulhouse, trolleybus Somua & bus Floirat

1966 vincennes Somua op52

1966 vincennes Somua op52

1967-0002 - Paris RATP, autobus Somua OP5-2

1967-0002 – Paris RATP, autobus Somua OP5-2

1968-1156 - Paris RATP, autobus Somua OP5-3

1968-1156 – Paris RATP, autobus Somua OP5-3

1969-0797 - Strasbourg, autobus Somua

1969-0797 – Strasbourg, autobus Somua

Chausson, ( Nez de cochon) moteur Somua, 45 places

Chausson, ( Nez de cochon) moteur Somua, 45 places

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https://myntransportblog.com/2014/08/27/renault-buses-cars-and-trucks-france-part-ii-between-the-world-wars-1919-1938/

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Beste Lezers, ik begin dit blog hier omdat ik eerst een ander blog heb gehad met een betaald domein. Nu wilden ze na minder dan een jaar al nieuwe betaling en mijn ervaringen met de bereikbaarheid waren ronduit slecht. Idem met de beantwoording van vragen enz.

Kortom ik begin opnieuw alhier. De oude naam was hottransport.net, de nieuwe myn transport blog.

De maker ben ik Hot, en in het begin zal het gaan om het herplaatsen van blogjes die ik al eerder op hottransport net geplaatst had, maar zo gauw ik de oude vastgelegd en overgebracht heb komen er nieuwe bij. Ik werk op dit moment aan blogs over bussen, en doe dat in verschillende talen, en had een enorm aantal volgers, maar ik denk dat die snel zullen volgen.

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