Wednesday, June 1, 2022

BLS Ae 8-8, Switzerland

Five of these articulated Bo’Bo’+Bo’Bo’ type were built for the Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon railway by SLM Winterthur and Brown Boverie & Cie (BBC) between 1959 and 1966. Output at the one-hour rating was 6,475 kW (8,600 hp).  Overall length was 30.23 metres (99 ft). Three were scrapped, one after transformer damage in 1996 and two more after a depot fire in Spiez in 1998.  One was preserved, and one seems to be stored.

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