WILLÉME Trucks + Buses France 1923-1970

Logo Willeme

Willème

Willème
Founded 1923
Founder Louis Willeme
Defunct 1970
Products Heavy trucks + buses

Willème was a French truck manufacturer.

History

Willème was founded in 1923 by Louis Willeme, after working for Automobiles Grégoire.

Most were made with Deutz AG engines; some with in-house engines; some with AEC. In the 1960s, Willème also sold rebadged AEC and BMC trucks.

Willème went bankrupt in 1970 and were taken over by PRP (Perez et Raymond), who continued to produce Willème’s TG range of trucks. Eventually, some MOL Trucks were based on Willème designs.

Some Willème heavy-haul trucks are still in service.

Products

Willeme W7A Willème W7 truck

Willème specialised in heavy-haul trucks.

Early models

Willeme DW12AThe DW12A was used as a tank transporter by the French army.

1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure

1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G b 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G c 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G d

1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure

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Post-war trucks: S10, 

Willeme L 10 + Willeme L10 1946 Willeme 10 Ton L10 Truck Brochure French wh1491-DNBMY6

1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 2 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 3 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 4 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5

1945 willeme L10 003 Willeme L10 citerne au 1-50ème (Minitrucks) willeme L10 002. Alerter les modérateurs 1946 willeme l10 Willème L10 1946 willeme L10 001 - clement 1947 Willeme L10 T a 1947 Willeme L10 T Willeme L10 tanker 1950 Willème L10, 6 cyl, 150 cv sous licence Deutz

L10,

willeme R15 TPR115 Onaterparcben Willeme R15-8 from Onatra company under contract with Shell 1945 WILLEME R15 porteur 6x2, 6cyl, 150cv,sous licence deutz immédiatement disponible en 1945, et en 1951 son moteur passe à 165cv Willeme R15 a Willeme R15 sp WILLEME R15 Willeme R15 Tipper 1940 Willeme R-15, 6x6 1948 WILLEME R15 neuf La maison BUTAGAZ 1945 WILLEME R15 6x2 1950's WILLEME R15 sur la RN7 années 50

and R15 10- and 15-ton trucks, with Deutz engines, sold between 1945 and 1953.

ob 3192fe unic-willeme-uw-610-t-requin-5 ob d498fc unic-willeme-uw-610-t-requin 1954 Willeme LD 610. Camion à benne basculante de 1954. Moteur V6. Deux essieux. 19 tons. WILLEME LC 610 Bonifay 1963 Willeme 610 B 1956 Willeme 610 T.75 Dunlop 1956 Willeme 610 2 1956 Willeme 610 T13 Willeme LD 610 saharien SATT Ghardaïa 1956 Willeme LC 610 1956 Willeme LD-610N 1956 Willème LD 610, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1952 Willème LC 610 75 1958 Willème LD 610 T UB, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1957 Willème Tracteur LD 610 T cabine UB voulant dire deux couchette 1955 Willème LD 610 T pinardier 1958 WILLEME LC 610, les rois de la route 1956 WILLEME LD 610, pinardier 6 cyl, 195 cv Trucks WILLEME LC 610T UB, 6 cyl,175 cv Trucks WILLEME LD 610 se croisant sur nos anciennes nationale, avec une PEUGEOT 203 Trucks WILLEME LD 610a Trucks WILLEME LD 610, 6cyl, 175 cv cabine courte, porteur 19 tonnes Trucks WILLEME LD 610 1954 Willeme lc 610 n Belgique 1956 Willeme LD 610 turbo

610

1956 Willeme type RD 615 DN D 1962 Willeme RD 615 DT Convoi Exceptionnel 1958 WILLEME RD 615 DT 6X4 Magnifique 1958 Willème RD 615 cabine Sahara en TP

and 615 series Sold 1961-1965.

1962 Willeme TL101 TL201 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv6644 1964 Willeme tl 201

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1958 Willeme LD 4x2 11 Ton Diesel Construction Dump Truck Brochure French wv7897 1958 Willeme LD 4x2 13.5-21 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8233 a 1954 Willeme LD 610. Camion à benne basculante de 1954. Moteur V6. Deux essieux. 19 tons. 1956 WILLEME LD610 toujours de la maison BUTAGAZ et PROPAGAZ a WILLEME LD 201 (France) Willeme LD 610 saharien SATT Ghardaïa WILLEME LD810 1956 Willeme LD-610N 1956 Willème LD 610, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1956 WILLEME LD610 toujours de la maison BUTAGAZ et PROPAGAZ 1964 Willème LD 201 1958 Willème LD 610 T UB, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1957 Willème Tracteur LD 610 T cabine UB voulant dire deux couchette 1964 Willème LD 201 en cabines horizons 1955 Willème LD 610 T pinardier 1964 WILLEME LD 201 1956 WILLEME LD 610, pinardier 6 cyl, 195 cv Trucks WILLEME LD 610 se croisant sur nos anciennes nationale, avec une PEUGEOT 203 Trucks WILLEME LD 610a Trucks WILLEME LD 610, 6cyl, 175 cv cabine courte, porteur 19 tonnes Trucks WILLEME LD 610 1962 Willeme ld 201 1965 Willeme ld 610 t horizon 1956 Willeme ld 61O B 1956 Willeme LD 610 turbo

and LD series

Available with both AEC and Willème engines.

  • The AEC-engined 5741-CG was sold as an 8-wheel heavy wrecker.
  • Some models, such as the W8SA, were also built as oilfield trucks.
  • RD 6×4

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WILLEME TG 200 (France) ad 1964 Willème le RD 201 avec des moteurs AEC de 200 à240 cv et cabine Cottard a 1964 Willème TD 201 moteur AEC, 6 cyl de 200 cv, cabine horizon un camion 1970 Willeme tg 200 W200, 8×4, 245 tonne gross weight.

The TG 200

1973 Willeme TG200 was an 8×4 heavy-hauler, capable of handling 200 ton loads.

1974 WILLEME TG 250, 8x8 en convoi exceptionnel dans les années 70 With a 450 bhp Cummins KT19 and Clark drivetrain, the 8×8 MOL TG 250 pulls 200 tonnesTG250: 250 tonnes gross weight

  • The Willeme TG 300 5532110604 10d8d7419c b 1972 WILLEME TG 300 was 8×8 capable of hauling up to 1000 tonnes, powered by a Detroit Diesel V16. Some were built by Trabosa.

External links

References

  1. Jump up^ Lecat, Gilbert. Camions Willème, le roi des poids lourds. ETAI. ISBN 978-2-7268-8915-2.
  2. Jump up^ “Gazoline : Camions Willème, le roi des poids lourds”. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  3. Jump up^ “Model Auto Review News”. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  4. Jump up^ “Welcome to the wonderful world of Willeme! Biglorryblog throws out yet another anorak challenge! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  5. ^ Jump up to:a b c d “Willème”. Archived from the original on July 15, 2007. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  6. Jump up^ “Rare trucks on Biglorryblog from mighty Willmes to awesome Atkinsons! Who can tell us more about them? – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved2012-08-29.
  7. Jump up^ “Willme and MOL. Not a Music Hall act—but another brace of forgotten truck brands rediscovered on Biglorryblog! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  8. Jump up^ “Hard-working Willeme still hauling in China….who knows more about this heavy hitter asks Biglorryblog? – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved2012-08-29.
  9. Jump up^ “More wonderful Willemes on Biglorryblog…the pictures just keep coming in. – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  10. Jump up^ “Axis History Factbook: Composition of a B1bis battalion (France)”. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  11. Jump up^ “Forget the Willeme wrecker… It’s that mystery jet that Biglorryblog wants identified! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  12. Jump up^ “Bonneted beauties at the old Brussels and Paris truck shows…Biglorryblog has a black & white nostalgia moment! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  13. Jump up^ “More on the wonderful Willeme from ‘The Brochure King’ – Where else but on Biglorryblog?! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  14. Jump up^ “More Willemes and Sisus on Biglorryblog – you can’t beat a good heavy hitter. – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  15. Jump up^ “Wonderful Willeme shot by Mike B…and that’s what I call a restoration says Biglorryblog! – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  16. Jump up^ “More wonderful Willemes on Biglorryblog…the pictures just keep coming in. – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  17. Jump up^ “Hard-working Willeme still hauling in China….who knows more about this heavy hitter asks Biglorryblog? – Biglorryblog”. Retrieved2011-08-29.
  18. Jump up^ “Trabosa TBA1 8×8 pictures from cars photos on webshots”. Retrieved 2011-01-03.

1-willeme 2ppiwhz 50-tonne MOL 5066 serie 1930 jonckeere-willeme-b 1935-de-willeme-ragheno-a-403-uit-1935 1936 WILLEME de la célèbre société LA MONDIALE 1936 WILLEME Liberty des années 30 1937 Willeme DW-12A, 6x6 1938 WILLEME 3 (4) 1939 WILLEME Tracteur fait a un exemplaire, 12 cyl, 225 cv. 1939 Willème Tracteur W8 TD pris au Sahara 1940 Willeme R-15, 6x6 1945 WILLEME aprés le conflit de 225 cv pour les Transports exceptionnels au Portugal 1945 willeme L10 003 1945 WILLEME R15 6x2 1945 WILLEME R15 porteur 6x2, 6cyl, 150cv,sous licence deutz immédiatement disponible en 1945, et en 1951 son moteur passe à 165cv 1946 Willeme 10 Ton L10 Truck Brochure French wh1491-DNBMY6 1946 Willème K115, 6 cyl, développait déjà 175 cv 1946 willeme l10 Willème L10 1946 1946-47 Willeme, K-115 F a 1946-47 Willeme, K-115 F 1947 WILLEME 3 (3) 1947 Willeme L10 T a 1947 Willeme L10 T 1948 Willème en Corse EXCEPTIONNEL, si quelqu' un connait l' année de ce six roues 1948 Willème K 115 neuf en six roues en citerne cubique 1948 WILLEME K158 B, moteur 6 cyl, 150 cv j 1948 Willème LC610B 1948 WILLEME R15 neuf La maison BUTAGAZ 1948 WILLEME Tracteur K 115 cabine Doucet 1949 Deze Willeme W200 gebouwd voor het vervoer van transformatoren van Frankrijk naar Portugal. Het bleef bij 1 truck. 1949 Samua Renault Saviem Latil Willeme Truck Brochure wn7545-2DDQUM a 1949 Samua Renault Saviem Latil Willeme Truck Brochure wn7545-2DDQUM b 1949 Samua Renault Saviem Latil Willeme Truck Brochure wn7545-2DDQUM c 1949 Willeme 1 1949 WILLEME DU Truck Eclair 1949 Willème Eclair 1949 Willeme W200 a 1949 Willeme W200 b 1949 Willeme W200 c 1949 Willeme W200 d 1949 Willeme w200 Scari FACE 1949 willeme w200 scari face1b 1949 WILLEME W200 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 a 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 b 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 c 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 d 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 e 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 f 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 g 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 h 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 i 1950 Willeme 10-35Ton Construction Dump Semi Truck Brochure Military Tank wu7999 j 1950 Willeme 110t 1950 WILLEME K 115 de l' équipe ONATRA citerne cubique 1950 Willème L10, 6 cyl, 150 cv sous licence Deutz 1950's WILLEME R15 sur la RN7 années 50 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 1 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 2 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 3 1951 Willeme K10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9599-VA1YH5 4 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G a 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G b 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G c 1951 Willeme S10 10 Ton Truck Sales Brochure French wf9600-LEMC8G d 1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure a 1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure b 1951 Willeme S10-10-Ton-Truck-Sales-Brochure c 1952 Willème LC 610 75 1952 Willeme Trekker en oplegger 1953 Willème LD610 34 1953 WILLEME porteur baché, cabine Doucet mais rajout d' un capot des tout nouveaux LC 610 1953 Willeme Type LC610 Tank Dump 6 Ton Diesel Truck Brochure wu5062 1953 Willéme 1953 Willème 1954 Willeme lc 610 n Belgique 1954 Willeme LC610 cette cabine Doucet commençait 1954 Willème LC610Acalsat 1954 Willeme LD 610. Camion à benne basculante. Moteur V6. Deux essieux. 19 tons 1954 Willeme W8 SA Tipper 1955 Willème LD 610 T pinardier 1955 Willème nez de requin 1955 WILLEME Tanker Nez de requin 1956 FRENCH DINKY TOYS WILLEME LOG TRUCK 1956 Willeme (1) 1956 Willeme 3 1956 Willeme 610 2 1956 Willeme 610 T.75 Dunlop 1956 Willeme 610 T13 1956 Willeme b+w 1956 Willeme CG8x4-essais-2 1956 Willeme CG8x4-essais-3 1956 Willeme LC 610 1956 Willeme ld 61O B 1956 Willeme LD 610 turbo 1956 Willème LD 610, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1956 WILLEME LD 610, pinardier 6 cyl, 195 cv 1956 WILLEME LD610 toujours de la maison BUTAGAZ et PROPAGAZ a 1956 WILLEME LD610 toujours de la maison BUTAGAZ et PROPAGAZ 1956 Willeme LD610N 1956 Willeme lumber truck 1956 WILLEME Tanker Nez de requin a 1956 Willeme Tanker 1956 Willeme type RD 615 DN D 1957 Willeme 2 1957 Willème JP DAMM Metz 1957 Willeme LC610 Emergol 1957 Willeme Tanker Rouge 1957 Willème Tracteur LD 610 T cabine UB voulant dire deux couchette 1958 Willeme 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8234 1958 Willeme 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8234a 1958 Willeme 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8234b 1958 Willeme 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8234c 1958 WILLEME LC 610, les rois de la route 1958 Willeme LD 4x2 11 Ton Diesel Construction Dump Truck Brochure French wv7897 1958 Willeme LD 4x2 13.5-21 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv8233 a 1958 Willème LD 610 T UB, 6 cyl, 195 cv 1958 Willème RD 615 cabine Sahara en TP 1958 WILLEME RD 615 DT 6X4 Magnifique 1958 Willeme RD, 6x6 1958 Willeme RD615D 16 Ton Diesel Construction Dump Truck Brochure French wv7896 1959 Proto Michelin-Willème W8 1959 Willeme WR81 1959 France 1960 Willeme 19 Ton Truck Brochure French wu7998 1962 WILLEME 3 (1) Logo Willeme

1962 Willeme BMC C60 C70 C80 3-4 Ton Diesel Truck Brochure French wv8238 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 a 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 b 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 c 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 d 1962 Willeme BMC F135 F145 6.5-7.5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv8235 1962 Willeme BMC G150 7.5 Ton Dump Truck Brochure French wv8236 1962 Willeme ld 201 1962 Willéme R 101 H en 6x2 des Trps P.Favier caisse Cottard 1962 Willeme RD 615 DT Convoi Exceptionnel 1962 Willeme TL101 TL201 35 Ton Tractor Trailer Truck Brochure French wv6644 1963 BMC Willeme F100 F100S 5 Ton Truck Brochure French wv7899 1963 WILLEME - CG 8X4 - 1963 1963 Willeme 610 B 1963 Willeme BMC G160 8 Ton Diesel Truck Brochure French wv8615 1963 WILLEME Porteur (Cabine Cottard Horizon) 1963 willeme-001 1964 Willème cabine horizon des Trps Venassiers 1964 Willème LD 201 en cabines horizons 1964 WILLEME LD 201 1964 Willème LD 201 1964 Willème le RD 201 avec des moteurs AEC de 200 à240 cv et cabine Cottard a 1964 WILLEME LF 202 1964 Willeme LF marmeth 1964 Willème TD 201 moteur AEC, 6 cyl de 200 cv, cabine horizon un camion 1964 Willeme tl 201 1964 Willeme Trucks 1965 UNIC et WILLEME 1965 Willeme a cabine Avancee 1965 Willème au chargement de la SCREG 1965 Willeme BMC Camion F 100 5 tonnes - Pub papier de 1965 1965 Willeme K301 8-13 Ton Diesel Truck Brochure French wv8231 1965 Willeme ld 610 t horizon 1965 Willème LF 101 42 1966 Willeme (3) 1966 Willeme 590FG03 1966 Willéme-010 1967 Willème a sorti cette cabine en dernier temps c' est à dire 1967 WILLÈME Cottard Cab157903EW15005 1968 Willeme CG, 8x8 1968 Willeme Convoi Exceptionelle 1968 Willeme prp 1969 BMC WILLÈME FG Van 1969 Willème w10 1970 Willeme tg 200 1971 Willeme TG-100, 6x6 1972 WILLEME TG 300 1973 Willeme TG200 1974 WILLEME TG 250, 8x8 en convoi exceptionnel dans les années 70 1975 MOL HFT1066 6x6 Construction Truck 1975 Willéme -012 1979 Willeme Molimpex TG150 180,000KG Factory Photo c3981-M57XD3 1980 MOL Deutz HFT2666 6x6 Construction Truck 2012 Willéme-045 2012 Willéme-046 Camion Willeme Camions Willème a camions willeme pour l exportation Camions Willéme HF 6066 being put through its paces before shipment to China logo w.jpg1. Logo Willeme MOL 70-tonne F 7066 tractor MOL F 6066 oilfield drill pipe carrier MOL HF 4066 MOL HF 6066 tractor and trailer outfit, seen here operating in Tunisia MOL specials include 6×6 and 4×4 soft-terrain oil exploration Buggies, with the option of either articulated chassis-pivot steer or rigid chassis configurations MOL took over the KFM ‘Desert Lion’ oilfield truck project in 1983, re-engineered it as the 800hp TB 800 and today it is still operating in Algeria ob 3192fe unic-willeme-uw-610-t-requin-5 ob d498fc unic-willeme-uw-610-t-requin Prototype of AMX 32 tank transported by Willeme PRP T40A Tidelium at Saumur tank museum This 4-axle MOL ballast tractor is good for towing up to 500 tonnes Tracteur WILLEME (Emblme LIBERTY) Trucks WILLEME LC 610T UB, 6 cyl,175 cv Trucks WILLEME LD 610 se croisant sur nos anciennes nationale, avec une PEUGEOT 203 Trucks WILLEME LD 610, 6cyl, 175 cv cabine courte, porteur 19 tonnes Trucks WILLEME LD 610 Trucks WILLEME LD 610a WILLEME - Google Search Willème 225 WILLÈME 7754 700w Willéme 321794Rotroux2 Willéme 387375img460 Willéme 510690DSC05340Copie Willéme 98422910 Willéme 5790844746 963fb3220d b WILLEME Animal Transport Truck WILLEME Badge Willéme BMC 43413 WILLEME BMC B30 TRUCK SALES BROCHURE FRENCH AUSTIN FG Willeme BMC G 150 Willeme C.G. 8x4 - High Quality Resin KIT a Willeme C.G. 8x4 - High Quality Resin KIT b Willeme C.G. 8x4 - High Quality Resin KIT c Willeme C.G. 8x4 - High Quality Resin KIT d WILLEME CG 8X4 Willeme CG Crane Willeme Combination a Willeme Cottard cab. 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Zw.trantsport willeme-cg-8x4-2 willeme-cg-8x4-05 willeme-cg-8x4-truck-crane willeme-lc-610-tc-01 willeme-lc-610-tc-04 willeme-w8-01 willeme-w8-02 With a 450 bhp Cummins KT19 and Clark drivetrain, the 8×8 MOL TG 250 pulls 200 tonnes

This is everything I could find about WILLÈME, a fascinational and remarkable French Truck on the World Wide Web. Enjoy the pictures with me, and when you have pictures or info that can make this blog more interesting I will appreciate this. Thanks and enjoy.

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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1930 Somua Pumper Fire Truck Sales Brochure France wj7916-WSRCRZ

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1934 SOMUA MCG-4 bolster-type tractor

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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

RAGHENO Buses, Trams, Wagons + Coaches Mechelen Belgium 1851-1960

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Between the current Leopold Street and the Willem Geetsstraat founded a sure William R about 1850 the Usines R on. of these buildings only the name remains standing. Of the buildings that were built later on this place is the history to determine with certainty. We do know that since 1928 monarch successively a furniture factory, a factory and a furniture factory was located again. Finally, a toy company in 2002 left the buildings.  Every Malinois knows “the arsenal”, the Central workshop of the Belgian railways. Because the growth in the rail industry at one time, was no longer to keep up with the ferry company decided to outsource a number of assignments to private enterprises. To and around the arsenal were different private initiatives. In 1850 founded the Brussels native William R (1820-1867), whose father also worked as an engineer in the arsenal, a forge for the production of(cast iron) railroad components. The company grew further and delivered over time fully finished coaches and specially designed wagons on the Belgian railways. The second half of the years around the arsenal the factories 18OO turned on full blast. But shortly after the turn of the century started to reduce orders for the Belgian market. There had to be so looked forward to other markets and other products. R built for the Dutch to Chinese market rail carriages. But they were also involved in the construction of buses. At his death left William R to the city a sum of money from his estate. The interest was to serve for the training of worker children. In 1872 was a square named after him. As far as I know turned a part of the R-factory still well into the 1960s.

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1935 Willems Ragheno A.403 antwautobus1

 

 

1935 Willeme Ragheno

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1935-de-willeme-ragheno-a-403

1938 RAGHENO Autocar SABENA Bel

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1938 Ragheno België

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1939 RAGHENO BROSSEL AB6DS

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1939-46 RAGHENO BROSSEL AB6DS a musee

1946 Brossel Ragheno B Brossel AB6DS Ragheno

Poirot

Ragheno bus innovation. a Ragheno bus innovation. b Ragheno bus innovation. Ragheno bus

1939-ragheno-brossel-ab6ds

Brossel A 65 DS Ragheno

1940 brossel-a-65-ds-ragheno

Hercules Brossel AB.6.DS-Ragheno

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1940 Brossel Ragheno België

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1946-65 Brossel A 65 DS Ragheno

 

1946-65-brossel-a-65-ds-ragheno

1951 100 jaar usines Ragheno

1951-100-jaar-usines-ragheno

Penning-medal 100 years Usines Ragheno in Belgium. 1851-1951

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1951 TOP CATALOOG USINES RAGHENO MALINES 1951 CHEMIN DE FER SABENA AUTOCAR a

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SNCB 1952 Ragheno der-dieseltriebzug-4610-bj-1952-229061

1952-cfv3v-sncb-4610-ragheno

1953 34e82-bussenbrossel1953jonckheere b

1953-34e82-bussen brossel jonckheere-b

1956-guy-raghano-belgië

1956-guy-raghano-belgië

1956 BROSSEL A96 DAR LEYLAND RAGHENO

1956-brossel-a96-dar-leyland-ragheno

1956 Büssing 6500 T  Ragheno

1956-büssing-6500-t-ragheno(auto-miesse?)

Büssing 6500T, carrossés par Ragheno

 

1956-büssing-6500-t-ragheno(auto-miesse?)

1397411449813 Ragheno Fabriek België RAGHENO pub Ragheno tram 35 Mendoza Argentina

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Ragheno Tram in Mendoza Argentina mz14c

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Railway Museum Extérieur 0 Tram Usines Ragheno Malines Transports_en_commun_de_Montpellier_-_Gare_SNCF_-_Motrice_Ragheno