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Peider SwissTrip's Collection
 
12/4/2021
 
 
 
 
 
By:Peider SwissTrip
Dates:5/8/2021 - 5/8/2021
Album Info:Every second Saturday during summer month you can book a historic journey on Gotthard route on this special train.
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SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Title:  SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Description:  The Be 6/8 II are electric locomotives of the SBB , which were mainly used on the Gotthard Railway in front of freight trains and were in operation until the 1980s. The locomotive 14253 was given its original designation again after being classified as a historic locomotive.
Photo Date:  5/8/2021  Upload Date: 5/9/2021 6:44:15 AM
Location:  Erstfeld, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB BE6/8(UNKNOWN)
Views:  63   Comments: 1
SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Title:  SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Description:  The locomotive body, with a 1'C C'1 wheel arrangement, is designed in three parts. The two outer parts (stems) are firmly connected to the engine frames. The actual box in the middle is supported by spherical pivot pans on pivot pins in the drive frames.
Photo Date:  5/8/2021  Upload Date: 5/9/2021 6:44:23 AM
Location:  Erstfeld, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB BE6/8(UNKNOWN)
Views:  34   Comments: 0
SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Title:  SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Description:  A special historic train is shunted out of Erstfeld depot for a Gotthard journey, including a restaurant and two first class cars. This takes place every second Saturday each month during summer month. 33 Crocodile units were built during 1919 until 1922, first as Class Ce 6/8 designated 14xxx, later some where modified and became Be 6/8 designated 13xxx.
Photo Date:  5/8/2021  Upload Date: 5/9/2021 6:44:27 AM
Location:  Erstfeld, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB BE6/8(UNKNOWN)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Title:  SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Description:  In order to avoid purchasing new locomotives, part of this series (14251-14265) was equipped with more powerful engines in the years 1941-1947, which resulted in an increase in output from 1650 kW to 2700 kW. The designation was changed to Be 6/8 II 13251… 13265 and the maximum speed was set from 65 kph to 75 kph/46.6 mph.
Photo Date:  5/8/2021  Upload Date: 5/9/2021 6:44:32 AM
Location:  Amsteg-Silenen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB BE6/8(UNKNOWN)
Views:  38   Comments: 1
SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Title:  SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Description:  After delivery in 1919, they drove the Bern – Thun – Spiez line, as this line was the only one that was electrified by the SBB. The Crocodiles ran at a voltage of 7,500 V instead of the 15,000 V that was later customary. This was necessary at the beginning because the soiling of the insulators by steam locomotives did not allow a higher voltage. With the electrification of the Gotthard route from October 1920, the Crocodiles were primarily used in Gotthard traffic. There they replaced the C 5/6 steam locomotives , which were only three to six years old. Railway electrification started early in Switzerland, because during WWI we had a shortage on coal, as all had to be imported.
Photo Date:  5/8/2021  Upload Date: 5/9/2021 6:44:38 AM
Location:  Goeschenen, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB BE6/8(UNKNOWN)
Views:  35   Comments: 0
SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Title:  SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Description:  After passing the Gotthard summit tunnel the special train runs down the southern ramp.
Photo Date:  5/8/2021  Upload Date: 5/9/2021 6:44:43 AM
Location:  Faido, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB BE6/8(UNKNOWN)
Views:  39   Comments: 1
SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Title:  SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Description:  Arriving at its final station Bodio in the southern Canton Ticino. In the background the Gotthard massiv can be seen.
Photo Date:  5/8/2021  Upload Date: 5/9/2021 6:44:49 AM
Location:  Bodio, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB BE6/8(UNKNOWN)
Views:  33   Comments: 0
SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Title:  SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Description:  The Crocodile had an electrical regenerative brake (recuperation brake) which, when braking, feeds the electrical energy of the traction motors , which act as generators, back into the catenary.
Photo Date:  5/8/2021  Upload Date: 5/9/2021 6:44:55 AM
Location:  Bodio, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB BE6/8(UNKNOWN)
Views:  65   Comments: 2
SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Title:  SBB Crocodile 14253 at Gotthard
Description:  Run around the special train for the return leg of the journey.
Photo Date:  5/8/2021  Upload Date: 5/9/2021 6:45:00 AM
Location:  Bodio, CH
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  SBB BE6/8(UNKNOWN)
Views:  35   Comments: 1


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