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 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.
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 BR 01 had been the first type of the Einheitslok-Progamm of the Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (DRG). Starting in 1925 the DRG ordered 231 locos. The 2 cylinder 01 reached a maximum speed of 120 (later 130 km/h). Both German Railways DB and DR needed the 01 after 2nd World War so the modernized 50 (DB) and 35 (DR) locos of BR 01 e.g. with new boilers. Nevertheless original 01 stayed in service until the early 1970s.
The Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft had the class 03 developed to supplement the heavy express train locomotive 01, which was designed for operation on well-developed main lines. Between 1930 and 1937, 298 examples of the 1980 hp two-cylinder locomotive with a top speed of 130 km/h were built. In front of light and medium-heavy passenger trains, the three-couplers impressed with their good driving characteristics, but in many DB departments in the 1950s the travel times of the express trains more…
Due to the lack of heavy express train steam locomotives of the 01 series, the 03, which was less suitable for these services, had to step in in the 1950s and 1960s. Since the locomotives were still quite new in the 1950s and in good general condition, the DR decided not to reconstruct them. However, after the very new boilers of the 22 decommissioned (reconstructed BR 39, ex. pr. P10) were available from 1969, 52 old building 03s were equipped with these Reko boilers. At this point, the DR's more…