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RhB G 2/2 - G2/3 N XL L M4

In 1896 Swiss Rhaetian Railways RhB ordered two samples of Mallet type G2/2 + 2/3. The locos developed 510 HP and reached a maximum speed of 35 km/h. In 1926 RhB sold both locos to a Swiss power plant company.

RhB Ge 6/6 II 701-707 N XL L M4

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…

RhB Geaf 2/2 N XL L M4

Although the entire meter-gauge route network of the Rhaetian Railway RhB is electrified, the railway requires traction vehicles with a non-catenary power supply for construction site operations, for example. For such purposes, the RhB has been procuring a total of seven units of the bimodal Geaf 2/2 shunting locomotive since 2018. The lithium-ion battery has an output of 200 kW and is charged by a pantograph under the catenary and when braking through recuperation. An output of 500 kW is more…

RhB Gem 4/4 N XL L M4

For use under wire as a standard electric loco and to push snow plow Swiss Rhetian Railway (RhB) ordered two hybrid diesel electric locos Gem 4/4 in 1968. A 12 cylinder Cummins diesel motor generates the energy for the four electric traction motors. In both mode of operation the locos reach a maximum speed of 65 km/h.

RhB Gmf 4/4 N XL L M4

For traction of trains for construction areas Swiss Rhetian Railway (RhB) ordered two diesel electric Gmf 4/4 242 and 243 at German manufacturer Kaelble-Gmeinder. The four axle locos are driven by a Caterpillar 12 cylinder prime mover 3412 DI-TA and reach a maximum speed of 60 km/h.

RhB Gmf 4/4 II 234 01-234 04 N XL L M4

For use with heavy maintenance trains Swiss narrow gauge line RhB ordered 4 samples of diesel electric Gmf 4/4 II loco at German manufacturer Schalker Eisenhütte. Prime mover MTU 12V 4000 R43L delivers 1800 kW at 1800 rpm and enables the loco to reach a maximum speed of 100 km/h.

RhB Schöma Tm2/2 111-114 N XL L M4

To modernize the shunting operation, the Rhaetian Railway RhB ordered ten diesel-hydraulic shunting tractors from the German manufacturer Schöma. The vehicles are very similar to the 420 CT 4H type purchased from RACO from 1991. The RhB put the Schöma tractors into operation between 2001 and 2004 as the Tm 2/2 with track numbers 111 to 120. The first four two-axle vehicles designated by the manufacturer as type DFL-250 DCL are powered by a six-cylinder N14 Cummins diesel engine with an more…

RhB Schöma Tm2/2 115-120 N XL L M4

To modernize the shunting operation, the Rhaetian Railway RhB ordered ten diesel-hydraulic shunting tractors from the German manufacturer Schöma. The vehicles are very similar to the 420 CT 4H type purchased from RACO from 1991. The second series, comprising six vehicles, was put into operation by the RhB with track numbers 115-120. The two-axle vehicles are powered by a six-cylinder Cummins QSX diesel engine with an impressive 336 kW, which transfers its power to a three-speed converter more…

RhB Xe 4/4 23201 N XL L M4

In 2012 swiss Rhetian Railway RhB re-designed two of their electric railcars ABe 4/4 II for service railcars with repair shop interior. The two cars were re-numbered for Xe 232 01 and Xe 272 01. The four motor units reach a maximum speed of 65 km/h.

SBB Ae6/6 N XL L M4


In order to be able to cope better with the steadily increasing flow of passengers and goods over the Gotthard after the Second World War, the Swiss Federal Railways SBB procured a total of 120 units of the six-axle electric locomotive Ae 6/6 from 1952. The locomotives, which were equipped with hollow-shaft drives, were fitted with the N 28 i high-voltage switchgear, which was state-of-the-art at the time and was also suitable for difficult hill climbs. The elegant locomotives were also fitted more…