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.
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)
Two sistersThe French 2D2 5525 and the Swiss Ae4/7 10976, both built about the same time in the 1930's share the same Swiss technology, most notably the famous "Büchli" gear. They a... (more)