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Rhaetian Railway Ge 4/4II
Switzerland | 1973 | 23 produced
No. 625 “Küblis” in December 2014 with the Alpine Classic Pullman Express in Chur
No. 625 “Küblis” in December 2014 with the Alpine Classic Pullman Express in Chur
Joachim Kohler

As a replacement for the Ge 6/6I “Crocodiles”, the RhB received a total of 23 Ge 4/4II in two series in 1973 and 1984. The locomotives already had electronically controlled rectifiers, multiple controls and they can be used together with control cars. On a gradient of 4.5 percent, 185 tonnes can be pulled by one locomotive. From 2004 they were equipped with computer-controlled control electronics. After a second modernization from 2016, they will remain in use for a few more years and can also transport the modern Alvra articulated trains.

Built1973, 1984
Axle configB-B 
Gauge3 ft 3 3/8 in (Meter gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length42 ft 6 1/4 in
Wheelbase27 ft 10 5/8 in
Fixed wheelbase7 ft 6 9/16 in
Service weight110,231 lbs
Adhesive weight110,231 lbs
Axle load27,558 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system11.000 V 16⅔ Hz
Hourly power2,280 hp (1,700 kW)
Continuous power2,213 hp (1,650 kW)
Top speed56 mph
Starting effort40,241 lbf
Power Plant
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
narrow gauge
last changed: 04/2023

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