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Swiss Federal Railways TeIII
later Ce 2/2
Switzerland | 1941 | 25 produced
Ce 2/2 of the Oensingen-Balsthal railway
Ce 2/2 of the Oensingen-Balsthal railway

Since almost all tracks in the stations in Switzerland were electrified early on, electric shunting tractors were purchased for light marshalling services. For this purpose, the SLM manufactured the Te III from 1941 using the electrical part from SAAS. One axle was driven by a nose-suspended motor and was connected to the second axle via coupling rods

The SBB initially only received six TeIII. A total of 19 more were purchased by various private railways, some of which were referred to as Ce 2/2 from the start. The SBB later redesignated its TeIII as Ce 2/2 and took over additional locomotives from private railways.

ManufacturerSLM, SAAS
Axle configB 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length21 ft 7 13/16 in
Wheelbase9 ft 2 1/4 in
Fixed wheelbase9 ft 2 1/4 in
Service weight61,729 lbs
Adhesive weight61,729 lbs
Axle load30,865 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system15.000 V 16⅔ Hz
Hourly power335 hp (250 kW)
Top speed37 mph
Power Plant
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
last changed: 11/2023

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