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Bernese Oberland Railway HGe 3/3 No. 21 to 29
Switzerland | 1914 | 9 produced
No. 23 on a works photo of Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon
No. 23 on a works photo of Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon
Bilddatenbank Nostalgie der Jungfraubahnen
Variant21-2829
General
Built1914, 1926
ManufacturerSLM, BBC, Oerlikon
Axle configC 
Gauge3 ft 3 3/8 in (Meter gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length27 ft 0 7/16 in
Wheelbase11 ft 5 13/16 in
Fixed wheelbase11 ft 5 13/16 in
Service weight78,484 lbs80,469 lbs
Adhesive weight78,484 lbs80,469 lbs
Axle load26,162 lbs26,824 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Hourly power396 hp (295 kW)416 hp (310 kW)
Top speed25 mph
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last changed: 09 2023
Swiss Locomotive and Machine Factory He 2/2
Switzerland | 1898 | 65 produced
He 2/2 of the Chemin de Fer de la Rhune in the French Pyrenees
He 2/2 of the Chemin de Fer de la Rhune in the French Pyrenees
Petr S.
Variantsmallest variantbiggest variant
General
Built1898-1957
Manufacturermechanical part: SLM, electrical part: Alioth, BBC, CIE, Oerlikon, Rieter
Axle config2 
Dimensions and Weights
Length12 ft 9 15/16 in20 ft 6 1/16 in
Service weight29,983 lbs39,904 lbs
Adhesive weight0 lbs
Axle load14,991 lbs20,062 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - three-phase/DC
Hourly power180 hp (134 kW)622 hp (464 kW)
Top speed5 mph20 mph
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last changed: 10 2023
Swiss Locomotive and Machine Factory HGe 4/4II
Switzerland | 1986 | 21 produced
HGe 4/4 II of the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn with a Glacier Express in August 2006 near Randa, Visp
HGe 4/4 II of the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn with a Glacier Express in August 2006 near Randa, Visp
Markus Giger
VariantZentralbahnFurka-Oberalp, Brig-Visp-Zermatt
General
Built1986, 1989-1990
Manufacturermechanical part: SLM, electrical part: BBC, ABB
Axle configB-B 
Gauge3 ft 3 3/8 in (Meter gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length48 ft 6 11/16 in48 ft 5 3/4 in
Service weight138,891 lbs141,096 lbs
Adhesive weight138,891 lbs141,096 lbs
Axle load34,833 lbs35,274 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system15.000 V 16⅔ Hz11.000 V 16⅔ Hz
Hourly power2,591 hp (1,932 kW)
Continuous power2,514 hp (1,875 kW)
Top speed62 mph
Starting effort62,947 lbf
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last changed: 10 2023
Stadler Rail He 4/4
Brazil | 2012 | 7 produced
No. 901503 with a second locomotive in multiple in March 2017 near Santo André, São Paulo
No. 901503 with a second locomotive in multiple in March 2017 near Santo André, São Paulo
Mike Peel / www.mikepeel.net
General
Built2012
ManufacturerStadler
Axle configB-B 
Gauge5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length61 ft 5 in
Wheelbase43 ft 7 5/8 in
Fixed wheelbase16 ft 4 7/8 in
Service weight266,759 lbs
Adhesive weight266,759 lbs
Axle load66,690 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system3,000 V
Hourly power6,705 hp (5,000 kW)
Top speed37 mph
Starting effort170,855 lbf
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last changed: 10 2023
Vipp-Zermatt Railway HGe 4/4
Switzerland | 1929 | 5 produced
No. 11 in September 2010 in St. Nicholas
No. 11 in September 2010 in St. Nicholas
Markus Giger

When the Visp-Zermatt-Bahn electrified their network with the same system as the RhB, they had five “fake” crocodile locomotives built with combined adhesion and rack drives. All machinery were thus mounted on the main frame. There was also a luggage compartment between the driver's cabs. The locomotives were of lightweight construction throughout in order to be able to comply with the weight limit of the VZ. The operator changed its name to “Brig-Visp-Zermatt-Bahn” in 1962 and joined the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn in 2003. Today only one locomotive has been preserved, this was used for snow clearing until 2015.

General
Built1929-1930
ManufacturerSLM, Oerlikon, SWS
Axle configB-B 
Gauge3 ft 3 3/8 in (Meter gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length46 ft 3 1/8 in
Wheelbase28 ft 7 5/16 in
Fixed wheelbase6 ft 7 1/8 in
Service weight103,617 lbs
Adhesive weight103,617 lbs
Axle load25,904 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system11.000 V 16⅔ Hz
Hourly power987 hp (736 kW)
Top speed28 mph
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last changed: 03/2023
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