Test train Under 1,5 kV. Left: TGV SNCF
Re 460 # 029 in the brand new "Chiquita, Just Smile" publicity paint scheme is entering Geneva with Interregio 1815 from the Airport to Brig.
Brand new publicity paint scheme (adhesive) for Re 460 029 "Just Smile" (Chiquita). The new outfit was showed to the media on july 17th in Morges. Here the locomotîve is entering Geneva ... (more)
Vernier Meyrin is right in front of the Genève Airport runway, and Easyjet is a low cost company in direct competition with European passenger trains.
Viewed from above, this is the control stand of the 1950-built CC 20001, an early 25KV 50Hz 6-axle engine, able to work at much reduced power under 1.5KV DC. The "driving wheel" is the throttle wh... (more)
This electric shunter is an amazing quad-voltage engine. 10 units were built in 1962-63. They were specially designed for service in frontier stations (Swiss-France and Swiss-Italy), although most... (more)
Road number and Swiss County heraldry on the beautifully restored Ae 6/6 11407: in the 1950's, SBB ordered their most prestigious engines adorned with a lot of nice chromium.
After the famous Franco-Swiss locomotive exhibition at the ABB factory in Zimeysa, the french historic engines are ready to go back home. They are hauled by a dual voltage BB 22200 still in the un... (more)
With 1970 HP, this engine built in 1953 - and now preserved by the BLS - was the first electric railcar able to haul a passenger train in the northern plains of Switzerland. It participated in the... (more)
France - Switzerland railroad friendship!
Paris and Lausanne
The French 2D2 5525 was attached to the Paris Sud-Ouest engine depot while the Swiss Ae 4/7 10976 was in service in Lausanne.
Mountain beastsSeen during the exhibition in Geneva on Sept 13 & 14 2014, from left to right:
- SNCF CC 6558; 1.5KV DC; built in France in 1972 by Alsthom and MTE, retired from... (more)
Made in SwitzerlandSwitzerland has been at the forefront of innovation in electric locomotives for a long part of the XXth Century. Many countries have resorted to Swiss locomotive ... (more)