For new electric locomotive class 187 Bombardier used its experience with American ALP-45DP locos. The 187 develops 5600 kW reaches a speed of 140 km/h. In 2013 German State Railway DB ordered 110 locos for freight service (BR 187.1) and another 20 samples of the version for passenger trains (BR 147) that reaches a maximum speed of 160 km/h. ===> (swiss radio communication and station announcements selectable via CV 48 = 1) <===
For new electric locomotive class 187 Bombardier used its experience with American ALP-45DP locos. The 187 develops 5600 kW in all electric mode and reaches a maximum speed of 140 km/h. A 180 kW diesel motor enables the loco to pull a train upon non-electrified tracks with 50 km/h. The first three samples of class 187 were bought by Railpool leasing company. Those locos were leased to Swiss BLS railway. ===> (swiss radio communication selectable via CV 48 = 1) <===
In the late 1950s the narrow gauge Rhetian Railway (RhB) of Switzerland recommended stronger locos for haevy freight and passenger service. After a pre-series of two six axle locos (#701 and #702) the RhB ordered a series of five more locos (#703 - #707) that show differences in front design. Technical equipment of the locos is the same. The end trucks are interchangeable with those of four axle Ge 4/4 I. The locos develop 2398 HP and reach a maximum speed of 80 km/h. Even after around 50 years more…
The Ge 6/6 I of the Rhetian Railways (RhB) of Switzerland are nick named rhetian crocodiles. 1922 the first of 15 locos entered service. The side rod equipped Ge 6/6 had been the strongest narrow gauge loco of its time and delivered 1024 HP. With its maximum speed of 55 km/h the locos were even used for famous Glacier Express. Today two locos are kept for traction of museum trains.
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.
The Rhetian Railway (RhB) of Switzerland ordered 23 four axle electric locos Ge 4/4 for the meter gauge Stammnetz at SLM in 1973. The 1700 kW locos reach a maximum speed of 90 km/h and are used for passenger and freight service.
For regional service with short stop distance Swiss SBB ordered 74 electric railcars KISS in 2012. Swiss BLS had ordered 28 for car consist. The BLS changed the name of the trains into Mutz or Ours (the Swiss and French words for bear). With the 8 traction motors of 500 kW each then BLS trains reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h.
The Swiss electric railcar BDe 4/4 with passenger and luggage compartments entered service in 1949. SBB ordered 31 of those car, that reach a maximum speed of 110 km/h. For nearly 60 years the cars were used for regional passenger service and push-pull-operation.
For regional service with short stop distance Swiss SBB ordered 74 electric railcars KISS in 2012. Also German ODEG und Westfalenbahn, Luxemburg CFL, Swiss BLS and Austrian Westbahn ordered trains. The trains consist out of three (CFL), four (ODEG, SBB, BLS), or six (SBB, Westbahn) cars and reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h (Westbahn 200 km/h).
Between 1984 and 1996 Swiss State Railway SBB had ordered 134 Units of electric railcar RBDe 4/4 (later called RBDe 560 NPZ Domino). For adding capacity two rebuilt coaches EW I or EW II were put between the new end cars. The motor car delivers 1650 kW and reaches a maximum speed of 140 km/h.