RailPictures.Net Photo: 501 001 SBB RABe 501 at Sulgen, Switzerland by Georg Trüb
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First test runs today of the brandnew highspeed train "EC 250" (designation Stadler Rail) or "Giruno" (designation of the SBB) RABe 501 001 from Romanshorn to Sulgen. The name "Giruno" is an artificial word formed from the common buzzard in rhaeto-romanic (girùn) and an italian "o" in the end. The articulated 11 car train for 15000 V 16,7 Hz AC, 25000 V 50 Hz AC and 3000 V DC has a maxium power of 6000 kW, has 405 seats, a dining car, is 202 meter long and the max. velocity is 250 km/h. The SBB ordered 29 of this trains for the traffic through Gotthard and Ceneri Base Tunnel to Italy.
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