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Date: 09/20/21 22:06
Still Running
Author: edsaalig

She was found in the railyards in Brig, Switzerland on Friday, August 27, 2021.  Appears to still be in running order. Any history?




Date: 09/21/21 01:00
Re: Still Running
Author: railsmith

edsaalig Wrote:
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> She was found in the railyards in Brig,
> Switzerland on Friday, August 27, 2021.  Appears
> to still be in running order. Any history?

It's now classified as a Class Re 420 in the European numbering system, originally Class Re 4/4ll using the Swiss system. The production series of these began in 1967, after six protoypes built in 1964.

This class was the standard SBB electric locomotive for decades. Nearly 400 were built up to 1985 and many are still active. I rode behind 11159 on the Gotthard Panorama Express in 2019. That's just one number higher than the one in your photo and was built in 1969, as shown below.


 



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