Ae 4/7
Ae 4-7
Production From 1927 to 1953
Lifespan 45 years
Class Locomotive
Type Electric
Cost $960,000
Running costs $600,000
Top speed 100 km/h
Power 2,300 kW
Tractive effort 196 kN
Weight 123 tonnes

Real world trivia Edit

The Ae 4/7 was a universal locomotive of the Swiss Federal Railways, employing the so-called Buchli drive. Thanks to this drive construction, invented by Jakob Buchli, it was one of the longest-lasting locomotives. It was in regular use for 7 decades, from the 1920s into the 1990s, hauling freight and passenger trains all over Switzerland.[1]

References Edit

  1. Wikipedia's SBB-CFF-FFS Ae 4/7 article