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Old December 16th, 2014, 12:29 AM   #2161
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I thought that numbering system was only applicable to steam locos!
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Old December 16th, 2014, 12:29 AM   #2162
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But it has three drive axles thus 3/3.
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Old December 16th, 2014, 07:14 AM   #2163
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What does the 3/3 on Ee 3/3 stand for?

It is not a steam loco...
The E stands for the speed profile "E". The e for "electric". The 3/3 indeed means that 3 out of 3 axles are powered. That is a leftover from days when locomotives also had unpowered axles.

This is for example an Ae 3/5.

Runs according to speed profile A, electric, 3 out of 5 axles powered:


Often when there were several generation of the same type a generation identifier is added:
Re 4/4 I, Re 4/4 II etc...
The x/y designation is becoming uncommon. The LOC 2000 is designated Re 460, not Re 4/4 VI
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Old December 16th, 2014, 01:43 PM   #2164
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I dont think there is much improvement to be had on an electric shunter such as this hence why it is still running today
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Old December 16th, 2014, 02:03 PM   #2165
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I dont think there is much improvement to be had on an electric shunter such as this hence why it is still running today
Might be true, however at some point old locos are too expensive to operate as maintenance becomes more frequent and complicated (spare parts!).
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Old December 16th, 2014, 10:59 PM   #2166
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Stadler built some new ones for SBB a couple of years ago.
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Old December 17th, 2014, 12:12 AM   #2167
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The new shunter generation is called Ee 922 and was first delivered in 2009.



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Georg Trüb, June 25, 2009
The new electric shunting locomotive for the SBB was the first day out on the line today. The Ee 922 001 from Stadler Winterthur can reach a speed of 100 km p.h., but will not be allowed to go on the line because lacking any train protection devices. It made several test runs between Sulgen and Romanshorn on the Thur valley line.
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Old December 18th, 2014, 11:02 AM   #2168
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I thought that numbering system was only applicable to steam locos!
There is a nice explanation of the history of the numbering scheme here (German only).
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Old December 20th, 2014, 09:11 AM   #2169
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On 26.11.2014 the Mendrisio-Stabio section of the line to Varese (Italy) has been inaugurated [...]
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Oh italians.... why do they need a new tender? Did the current contractor go bankrupt?
Apparently, Trenord (operator of the Italian side of this railway) didn't manage to reconfigure its ticket vending machines, so that some commuters wanting to travel from Como/I to Stabio/CH on the first day of operation of this partial service didn't manage to buy a ticket. They had to buy a ticket to the border station of Chiasso/CH, leave the train there, buy a ticket for the Swiss part of the line, and wait for the next train because the one they left had already departed.
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 10:02 AM   #2170
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The x/y designation is becoming uncommon. The LOC 2000 is designated Re 460, not Re 4/4 VI
.. but may be you are aware that the project had this designation on the very beginning, same as the 450 was designated first as Re 4/4 V.
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 05:41 PM   #2171
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.. but may be you are aware that the project had this designation on the very beginning, same as the 450 was designated first as Re 4/4 V.
Yes, I know that. There was even a Re 4/4 IV, of which only a few were built... They are called Re 446 now.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 07:42 PM   #2172
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The new long-distance trainsets RABe 502:











source: http://www.bahnonline.ch/wp/80605/ne...lieferplan.htm
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 02:15 AM   #2173
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Georg Trüb, November 20, 2014
Inter City tilt train ICN RABDe 500 010 "Robert Walser", leaving Leggistein loop tunnel and crossing upper Meienreuss bridge, running as ICN 865 from Zürich to Lugano over the Gotthard mountain line.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 12:53 AM   #2174
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Georg Trüb, January 06, 2015
"Blue Arrow" BCFe 4/6 # 736 of the BLS on a journey over the Lötschberg mountain line for the Railway Touring Company from GB, entering Hohtenn station with view down the Valais.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 05:34 PM   #2175
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From Railway Gazette:

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BLS buys back DB’s stake in BLS Cargo
08 Jan 2015



SWITZERLAND: BLS has agreed to buy back the 45% stake BLS Cargo which is owned by DB Schweiz Holding for an undisclosed price.

Announcing the agreement on January 6, BLS said the transaction would have no effect on the existing operational relationships between the companies, and DB Schenker Rail would remain an important business partner of BLS Cargo.

BLS Cargo was founded in 2001, and DB has held a stake since 2002. At the end of 2013 DB switched its Gotthard transit freight contract from BLS Cargo to SBB Cargo. This led the companies to reconsider the structure of BLS Cargo, and DB's subsequent decision to sell its stake
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Old January 14th, 2015, 12:31 AM   #2176
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Georg Trüb, December 31, 2014, Winterthur Tössmühle
The last day of the year 2014 was a beautiful winter day in Switzerland. Doubledeck commuter train (DPZ+) with locomotive Re 450 044 is running as S7 from Winterthur via Zürich-Meilen to Rapperswil.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 01:21 AM   #2177
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Georg Trüb, January 10, 2015, Pfäffikon SZ
Doubledeck commuter train "DPZ+" with cab car Bt, AB, B NDW (lowfloor entry) and Re 450 087 pushing in the back. All 113 DPZ trains will go through a rebuild program and fittted with air conditioning, and then reclassed as "DPZ+". The train is running on the S2 line to Ziegelbrücke and entering Pfäffikon SZ, with Lake Zürich and Uetliberg in the background.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 08:07 PM   #2178
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Some video from a ride towards the Matterhorn with the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn and Gornergrat Bahn

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Old January 19th, 2015, 10:29 PM   #2179
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Old January 21st, 2015, 11:36 PM   #2180
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David Gubler, January 25, 2013, Kleine Scheidegg
Two worlds, a dull one underneath the fog and a bright one above - that's pretty much standard in Switzerland during winter. Too bad I'm usually stuck in the dull one... not that day, however.
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