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Ae 4/4 – historic locomotive

The locomotives delivered between 1944 and 1954 were the first modern four-axle locomotives with bogies that were able to achieve an output of 1,000 hp per axle. In this sense, the Ae 4/4 locomotives were the precursors of all modern four-axle high-performance locomotives.

  • Ae 415 251 Designation formerly: Ae 4/4
  • 1 Quantity
  • 251 Number
  • 1944 Put into service

Rail vehicle details technical data

  • 15.6 m Length
  • 80 t Weight
  • 2,945 kW Power output
  • 125 km/h Maximum speed
  • First-class carriage EWI A Can be combined with

History historic rail vehicle

The locomotives delivered by SLM and BBC between 1944 and 1954 were the first modern four-axle locomotives with bogies that were able to achieve an output of 1,000 hp per axle. In this sense, the Ae 4/4 locomotives were the precursors of all modern four-axle high-performance locomotives.

The Ae 4/4 locomotives were modernised over the years as follows:

  • Replacement of step switches
  • Replacement of main oil circuit breakers with main air blast circuit breakers
  • Replacement of driver's brake valves
  • Doubling of the output of the electric brake. The removal of a pantograph doubled the braking resistances on the roof and thus braking power as well
  • Replacement of leaf springs for the suspension system with rubber springs
  • Replacement of ventilation louvers with jet nozzle grilles
  • Adhesion improvements through the use of a control cable powered by electricity from the traction motor – this put additional weight on the leading axles

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