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Swiss Federal Railways Re 450
Switzerland | 1989 | 115 produced
Re 450 100 with a double-deck push-pull train in February 2008 between Winterthur and Zurich
Re 450 100 with a double-deck push-pull train in February 2008 between Winterthur and Zurich
Kabelleger / David Gubler (www.bahnbilder.ch)

The Re 450 is a three-phase electric locomotive based on the Re 456 developed for private railways. It has only one driver's cab at one end and was specially developed for use with double-deck push-pull trains with control cars. Accordingly, they are only used with these sets in fast commuter transport. The locomotives and the control cars are equipped with an automatic coupler on the fronts so that several sets can be coupled together quickly during operation. They were modernized between 2011 and 2018, with parts of the traction electrics also being renewed.

ManufacturerSLM, ABB, SIG, Schindler Waggon
Axle configB-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length60 ft 4 7/16 in
Service weight163,142 lbs
Adhesive weight163,142 lbs
Axle load40,785 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system15.000 V 16⅔ Hz
Continuous power4,291 hp (3,200 kW)
Top speed81 mph
Starting effort53,954 lbf
Power Plant
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
three-phase AC
last changed: 03/2023

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