Serie Ce 6/8 III SBB | Gauge Minitrix - Article No. 12153

Electric Locomotive.

Prototype: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) class Ce 6/8 III freight locomotive. Built starting in 1926. Articulated locomotive known as the "Crocodile". Use: Freight trains, and more infrequently passenger trains on the Gotthard line. The locomotive looks as it originally did in Era II.

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Electric Locomotive.
Electric Locomotive.

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Article No. 12153
Gauge / Design type Minitrix /
Era II
Kind Electric Locomotives
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  • Product description

    Model: The locomotive has a digital decoder for DCC, Selectrix, Trix Systems, and conventional operation, and the decoder automatically recognizes the mode of operation. The locomotive has a powerful can motor with a bell-shaped armature. 6 axles powered. 4 traction tires. The headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. Length over the buffers 125 mm / 4-15/16".

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    One-time series for the anniversary "125 Years of the Gotthard Line".

  • Publications

    - Main Catalog 2007/2008 - New items 2007
  • Prototype information

    The SBB needed a heavy, particularly powerful locomotive able to master steep grades on a route with many curves for freight service on the Gotthard route. Locomotives were developed in the classes Ce 6/8 II and Ce 6/8 III that entered railroad history with the nickname "Crocodile" due to their striking appearance. The striking articulated design of these units fulfilled the long standing requirement for trouble-free transport of freight over the Gotthard. Since improvements were continuously applied to these locomotives, numerous versions existed, both in a green or brown paint scheme, were unmistakably recognizable as the "Crocodile", and exercised a special fascination.


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