Thursday, November 9, 2023

historic SBB passenger and baggage electric railcar

Unit 1646 at Erstfeld.

The BDe 4/4 was a series of 31 electric passenger and luggage railcars of the Swiss Federal Railways or SBB for short, built over 1952-1955. Initially, until 1956, they were designated CFe 4/4. The 4/4 in the Swiss designation system means 4 out of 4 axles are powered, in other countries the type is designated as Bo-Bo.  Of the 31, 3 are preserved.

1 comment:

Graham Clayton said...

1646 has an interesting history - between 1995-2005 it was used for pulling the "Schwalbe" school/education train.