Prototype: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) class Ce 6/8 III. Built starting in 1926. Articulated locomotive known as the "Crocodile". Use: Heavy freight trains, more rarely for passenger trains on the Gotthard line. Original version from Era II.
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Model: The locomotive is a conventional version for DC operation. The locomotive has a powerful can motor with a bell-shaped armature. 6 axles powered. 2 traction tires. The headlights change over with the direction of travel.
Length over the buffers 125 mm / 4-15/16".
The digital version of the "Crocodile" with a different road number is available as item no. T12153.
One-time series for the anniversary "125 Years of the Gotthard Line ".
An especially heavy, powerful locomotive able to master steep grades on lines with many curves was needed for freight service on the Gotthard route. Locomotives were developed as the classes Be 6/8 III und Ce 6/8 III and entered railroad history with the nickname "Crocodile" due to their striking appearance. The striking articulated construction of these locomotives finally fulfilled the requirement for trouble-free freight transport over the Gotthard Pass. Since new improvements were always applied to these locomotives, there are a large number of variations, which are unmistakable as a "Crocodile", whether in a green or brown paint scheme, and which hold a special fascination for everyone.