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.
Electric loco 111 of Deutsche Bundesbahn DB was purchased for fast passenger service on main lines. The four traction motors develop 3620 kW and enable the loco to reach 160 km/h. For consist use with heavy Intercity trains some locos received new pantographs. Some years ago all of the locos were given to DB Regio for push-pull operation.
F4 - Pantograph up / down (only available in Engineer/driver mode). Engineer/driver mode switch on with CV170 = 1, Engineer/driver more…
BR 120 had been the first DB loco with 3-phase motors. In 1980 five pre-series locos had been in test service. After many successful test runs e.g. in Austria, Switzerland and Sweden DB ordered another 60 locos in slightly improved design.