Electric locomotive 193 478 of the Swiss Federal Railways. Epoch VI.
Motor with flywheel. Drive on four axles. Two traction tyres. Four pantographs. Coupler pocket according to NEM 362 standards with close coupling mechanism. PluX22 Interface for the adaptation of a digital decoder. LED-lighting white/red changes with the direction of travel.
■ Freestanding handles partially made of metal
■ Use in the cross-border freight transport
■ Premiere of the SBB-Vectron in spring 2018
■ With a detailed roof design
Due to the increase in traffic, the continuing strong international competition and the opening of the Gotthard Basis Tunnel, the SBB considered buying even more multiple-current-system locomotives. Given the positive experiences with the multiple-current-system locomotives from Siemens in the domestic traffic, the SBB launched a tender on the market and later leased 18 Vectron locomotives on a long-term basis.
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