In 2010, a new era started with the year´s summer timetable among RhB´s rolling stock: the first 15 copies of the three-part “Allegra” dual-voltage railcars, ordered from Stadler, replaced some of the locomotives which had seen better days.
The powerful and air-conditioned ABe 4/8 3501-3515 can be either used on the main line´s AC system or the DC-powered “Bernina” line.
With further procurements, the operational concept of locomotive-drawn trains has changed with the exception of the Albula more…
For medium freight service Bombardier Transportation of Germany developed a four-axle electric loco BR 185.1. The locos are equipped with four traction motors BAZu 8871/4 and reach a maximum speed of 140 km/h. Most of the 332 samples built between 1999 and 2005 been delivered to Deutsche Bahn AG DB.
The Cityjet and Ventus are electric railcars of the Austrain Railways ÖBB and Raaberbahn. The Cityjet and Ventus were build as 4744 series for regional transport and 4746 (only Cityjet) for S-Bahn operating. the maximum speed is 160 km/h.
For heavy freight and passenger service on famous Loetschberg-Bahn of Switzerland BLS ordered four samples of 2-6-6-2 electric locos Ae 6/8 in 1939. The motors develop 4400 kW and enable the locos to reach a maximum speed of 100 km/h.
In 1913 Swiss narrow gauge Rhaetian railway RhB ordered seven samples of small electric loco Ge 2/4. The locos are equipped with side rods and deliver 228 kW. For additional tractive effort, RhB increased power up to 450 kW at two locos. So the maximum speed increased from 45 to 55 km/h.
In 1972 Swiss narrow gauge Railway Furka-Oberalp-Bahn FO received five four axle electric locos with luggage compartment. The four motor locos developed 1032 kW and reached a maximum speed of 60 km/h in adhesion drive and 30 km/h using rack drive.
In 1956 State Railway of Portugal CP ordered 15 samples of four-axle electric loco Série 2500. The four motors speeded the loco up to 120 km/h.
In 2008 Talbot started delivery of electric regional railcar Talent 2 (numbered as BR 442). The manufacturer offers the railcars in different length up to a maximum tractive power of 4040 kW of a six-car unit. In any composite configuration each of the 325 railcars is able to reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h.
In 2010 Siemens presented new Vectron family as successor for successful Taurus locos. The customer has the choice between four electric and one diesel electric versions. The locos develop 5200 kW (DC version) or 6400 kW (single AC, DC+AC version). Depending on gear ratio the locos reach a maximum speed of 160 or 200 km/h. For shunting service on non-electric tracks users can buy a Diesel Power Module with a 180 kW diesel motor.
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.