Electric locomotive Re 4/4 II 11108 “Swiss Express” of the Swiss Federal Railways.
■ 1st type series of the class Re 4/4 II
■ Featuring separately attached plug-in parts, in part using etching technology
■ Design in current operating condition with air-conditioning system
■ Rectangular lamps
■ Switchable headlight with DIP switch
■ Z21 driver’s cab available
On 22nd May 1975, the train category “Swiss Express” belonging to the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) was introduced in conjunction with the commissioning of the Heitersberg line, and remained in existence until the year 1982. This category replaced the former city express trains. At the time, these trains were considered a showpiece for the SBB and operated on the most important transport axis from Geneva to St. Gallen. The trains were hauled by eight Re 4/4 IIs equipped especially for the purpose. Sadly, only the 11108 and the 11109 still bear the original livery.
The Re 4/4 II 11108 represents a particularly popular locomotive. The “Cream cake”, as it was lovingly nicknamed, was regularly operated until the year 2021, after which it was put onto the sidings in Olten. Here it awaits further use.
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