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Gerestaureerde bus op het oldtimerfestival te Lelystad, 2005
Restored bus at oldtimerfestival in Lelystad, The Netherlands, 2005

Renault TN6C "Bus Parisien"

It was in the early thirties, after the Paris and suburban trams had been taken out of service, thatr the first buses of the 'TN' series were built. The progress that had been made by the automobile industry, especially in the field of tyres, made it possible to design buses wich could seat fifty people and more.
The buses of the 'TN' series were equipped with 4-cylinder engines of 58 HP (TN.4) and 6-cylinder engines of 94 HP (TN.6 family). The TN.4 was usedon short and medium runs in flat areas, whilst the more powerful TN.6 was used on the long suburban runs and on the very hilly lines such as Montmartre, Ménilmontant and Belleville. The TN.6A and the TN.6C were identical in appearance, the only discernable difference being in the wheels, wich had rims with solid centres on the TN.6A, whilst the TN.6C had removable rims, called 'artillery rims'. The enormous flexibility of use of the TN.6C was legendary among drivers. Before the last war, a TN.6C bus was modified as a trolleybus, but the complications involved by this modification were so great that the experiment was dropped. During the war, these buses were equipped with a gasogene system, either Imber or Gohin-Panhard. After the war, the main modification made of the TN.6 was the enclosing of the drivers cab, so as to allow him a minimum of comfort during the winter months. Replacement of the 'TN' buses was begun in 1960, and the last one was withdrawn in 1969, thrity eight years after the first one was put into service.

Lengte 9,50 m
Hoogte 2,95 m
Wielbasis 5,05 m
Max. gewicht 10,350 kg
Versnelingen 4-helical
Koppeling dubbele droge plaat
Remmen mechanisch plus servo
velgen artillery type
Banden 270x20"
Draaicirkel 10 m
Snelheid diesel 55kmh, benzine 45 kmh
Motor (benzine) Renault 6-cyl. 67 PK
Ontsteking Voltex (Magneto of Delco distributor)
Motor (diesel) Hispano 6-cyl. type DWX LD 'Hercules' 94 PK
Aantal bussen in dienst in 1935 102


Heller Kit no 789