For traction of french high speed trains French State Railway SNCF ordered 78 samples of six axle electric loco CC 6500 in 1969. The two motor units develop 5900 kW and reach a maximum speed of 200 km/h. In 2007 the last CC 6500 quitted service.
For passenger service on narrow gauge lines with cograil sections Swiss State Railway SBB ordered 21 samples of four axle electric locos HGe 4/4 II. When operating on cograil tracks maximum speed is limited on 40 km/h, on adhesion lines are 100 km/h permitted. The locos pull for example the famous Glacier Express.
In 1929 Swiss narrow gauge railway Visp-Zermatt-Bahn VZ received five samples of four axle electric HGe 4/4 I. In 1939 a sixth, slightly improved loco followed. The locos were made for adhesion track (maximum speed 50 km/h) and cograil use (25 km/h).
In 1949 Belgian State Railways SNCB received three samples of four axle electrics 120.01-03. In 1971 the locos were numbered for 2001-2003, in 1976 numbers changed to 2801-2803. The locos developed 1985 kW and reached a maximum speed of 130 km/h.
In the early 1930s the German Waggonfabrik Wismar developed a small two motor railcar. Each of the two motors develop 50 HP at the cars with 4000 mm wheelbase and 90 HP at the longer ones with 6000 mm wheelbase. The railcars reach a maximum speed of 60 km/h.
Debuting in 1951 the BR Standard Class 7 had been one of the most famous classes of British steam locomotives. The two cylinder locos reached a maximum speed of 144 km/h and were used till 1966. 70000 “Britannia” and 70013 “Oliver Cromwell” are preserved and power fan trip trains.
Oliver Bulleid designed SR West Country Class with an air-smoothed body that gives the 110 samples a distinctive look. The members of West Country class ran smoothly even at high speed but they consumed too much fuel. So BR decided to re-design many of the locos with a more conventional look even in the early 1960s. Many of the non-rebuilts survived in service until 1967.
Oliver Bulleid designed SR Merchant Navy Class with an air-smoothed body that gives the 30 samples a distinctive look. After debut of successor Standard Class 7 Merchant Navy class had been re-designed with a more conventional look. In 1967, quite in fall of her career 35003 „Royal Mail“ had reached a maximum speed of 150,88 mph.