SBB Re 4/4 III - SBB Re 4/4 III

SBB Re 4/4 III - SOB Re 4/4 - SBB Re 430
SBB Re 4 / 4III in multiple control with a Re 4 / 4III at Erstfeld
SBB Re 4/4 III in multiple control with a Re 4/4 III at Erstfeld
Numbering: SBB 11351–11370,
SOB Re 4/4 41
SBB Re 430 350–370
Number: 20 + 1
Manufacturer: SLM, BBC, MFO, SAAS
Year of construction (s): 1967 (SOB), 1971
Ausmusterung: from 2013
Axis formula : Bo'Bo '
Gauge : 1435 mm (Normalspur)
Length over buffers: 14'900 mm (SOB 41)
15'410 mm
Height: 4'500 mm
Width: 2'970 mm
Bogie axle base: 2'800 mm
Total wheelbase: 10'700 mm
Service mass: 80 t
84 t (with air conditioning)
Top speed: 125 km / h
Hourly output : 4700 kW
Continuous output : 3700 kW
Starting tractive effort: 280 kN
Hourly traction: 197 kN
Impeller diameter: 1'260 mm
Power system : 15 kV , 16.7 Hz ~
Power transmission: Overhead line
Number of traction motors: 4
Drive: electric
Type of speed switch: NO32 from BBC with rotary selector,
4 load switches and air servomotor
Coupling type: Screw coupling

The Re 4/4 III or Re 430 are electric locomotives of the SBB .

Except for the gearbox, they are identical to the Re 4/4 II , but due to the different mechanical transmission they have the required peak tractive power for the ramp sections on the Gotthard (and Lötschberg) in the required speed range of 80 km / h. However, they therefore also have a lower maximum speed of 125 km / h and were used specifically for Gotthard traffic in both passenger and freight traffic. Since they were assigned to the SBB Cargo fleet, they have also been used increasingly in freight transport on the flatlands.

history

SBB Re 4/4III 11350 ex SOB Re 4/4 41
SBB Re 4/4 III (Re 430) Nr. 11360 in Frauenfeld

This design goes back to the first series of 50 Re 4/4 IIs , which SBB ordered after the 6 prototypes. The SBB sold the fourth from the last locomotive in the series to the Südostbahn , which often had to carry heavy pilgrimage trains to Einsiedeln on its 50 ‰ ramps. The transmission ratio was changed to increase the tractive effort, which in turn reduced the top speed from 140 to 125 (initially 120) km / h. As a result, locomotive 41, which was delivered in 1966, was hired by the SBB and used on a trial basis in express train services on the Gotthard. This then led to the order for 20 locomotives with increased tractive power. These were in 1970 following the Re 4/4 II 11254 as Re 4/4 III delivered while the SOB locomotive was still labeled as Re 4/4 41.

1983 to 85 three of these locomotives (11351–11353) were transferred to the Südostbahn (SOB) as numbers 42–44. In a Loktausch SBB 1994-96 gave the SOB the four prototype locomotives Re 4/4 IV , for the SBB "their" three Re received 4/4 III back plus the older SOB own Re 4.4 41. The SOB locomotive was given the number 11350. The latter differs slightly from the other Re 4/4 III . In contrast to its siblings, it has the box and roof structure of a Re 4/4 II from the first series and therefore only has one pantograph.

The machines are equipped with multiple control VST IIId and can therefore be controlled multiple times with many other locomotives, in particular with Re 6/6 , RBe 540 and Re 465 . It is also possible to remotely control any control car with System IIId (including an RBDe 560 that is placed on the control car), which the SOB had made use of. The use of a Re 4/4 III in shuttle trains is no longer planned, all 21 (now 20) Re 4/4 III belong to SBB Cargo .

Re 4/4 of the RM

RM Re 4/4 - CR Re 430
Numbering: RM Re 4/4 111–113, 141, 181
CR Re 430 111–115
Number: 5
Year of construction (s): 1969, 1983
Length over buffers: 15'410 mm
Top speed: 120 km / h

Even before the SBB, the Emmental-Burgdorf-Thun-Bahn received two Re 4/4 III 111-112 trains in 1969 , which were mainly intended for freight traffic. In 1983 locomotive 113 followed and one each for the jointly operated railways Vereinigte Huttwil-Bahnen (locomotive 141) and Solothurn-Moutier-Bahn (locomotive 181). After the merger of the three railways into the Mittelland regional traffic , locomotive 141 became 114 and 181 became 115, at the same time the locomotives were written as Re 436 111−115. After the rail reform, which allowed the SBB to bring the freight trains directly to their destination with their locomotives, they were only partially needed. The equipment (train protection, radio) of the locomotives was therefore adapted to the SBB locomotives and partially adaptedSBB Cargo rents out where they were also used in multiple control with SBB Re 6/6 on the Gotthard. They were given a coat of paint that was based on the "Colani design" of the Re 456 142-143. A little later, locomotives 114 and 115 were covered with advertising from two freight customers, the basic color was white. Finally, the locomotives were used for Crossrail traffic with trains of the combined traffic to Domodossola. The RM outsourced this traffic into its own company called Crossrail AG , which at the end of 2005, including the 5 locomotives, was transferred to Babcock & Brownwas sold. Except for locomotive 111, the RM and advertising stickers were removed; they remained in the basic red color. Two locomotives (Re 436 113 and 114) have since been provided with white Crossrail lettering . The 5 locomotives that have kept their RM numbers Re 436 111−115 were equipped with ETCS for traffic in the Lötschberg base tunnel .

The Crossrail Re 436 111, 112, 114 and 115 have all already received the company's new paintwork and TSI numbers 91 85 4 430 111 ... 115.

At the beginning of March 2017, Widmer Rail Services (WRS) bought the Re 430 112 from Crossrail. The owner identification was changed from CH-CROSS to CH-WRSCH, the number remains the same. The three other operational Re 430 111, 114 and 115 were rented from April 1, 2017, initially until the end of the year. [1] With the timetable change in December 2017, WRS also took over the remaining Re 430 111, 114 and 115. [2] The 430 112, 111 and received a new look in the corporate colors of WRS. [3] [4] Since July 20, 2018, the locomotive 430 114 carries a full advertisement for the company Synopsis. [5]

Accidents, scrappings

  • On January 28, 2010 two freight trains from BLS and Crossrail collided in Brig, the one from BLS hauled by Re 485 002, the one from Crossrail with Re 436 113 and 185 596. The Re 436 113 was trapped between the two Bombardier TRAXX and suffered severe damage to both driver's cabs. [6] On February 20, 2010, she was transferred to the SBB workshop to Bellinzona, where she stood up in the 2017th In October 2017, it was removed from Lugano by Vismara SA and scrapped.
  • In a collision with DB 185 105 on the Rhine bridge in Basel on February 27, 2013, the number 11365 was so badly damaged that it was scrapped on October 16, 2013 and broken up in Kaiseraugst at the end of June 2014. [7]
  • On June 27, 2019, the Re 4/4 III 11360 was transferred to Vismara in Lugano for demolition after being damaged in a collision in Langenthal in December 2018. [8th]
  • On February 12, 2020, the revision-pending Re 4/4 III 11355 was transferred to Vismara for demolition. [9]

See also

literature

  • Ronald Gohl, Dominik Madörin: Universal locomotive Re 4/4 II + III . GeraMond Verlag, Munich 1998, ISBN 3-932785-52-5 .
  • Karl Meyer: The locomotives series Re 4/4 II and Re 4/4 III of the SBB (= Schweizerische Bauzeitung . No. 14 ). Publishing company of the academic technical associations, Zurich 1970, p. 313–332 ( ETH e-periodic [PDF; 15.0 MB]).
  • Franz Eberhard: Re 4/4 II, III The largest and most diverse locomotive series in Switzerland . Lokpress, Zurich 2010, ISBN 978-3-9523386-7-4 .
  • Theo Stolz: Locomotives in Switzerland . Minirex, Lucerne 2007, ISBN 3-907014-31-6 , p. 101, 275.

Weblinks

Commons : Re 4/4 III - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Mathias Rellstab: WRS takes over Re 430 . In: Swiss Railway Review . No. 4. Minirex, 2017, ISSN 1022-7113, S. 161.
  2. ^ Mathias Rellstab: WRS takes over another Re 430 . In: Swiss Railway Review . No. 12. Minirex, 2018, ISSN 1022-7113, S. 590.
  3. Reinhard Reiss: Further locomotives in the WRS corporate colors . In: Swiss Railway Review . No. 4. Minirex, 2018, ISSN 1022-7113, S. 171.
  4. Martin Gut: News in brief . In: Railway amateur . No. 8. SVEA, 2018, ISSN 0013-2764, S. 359.
  5. ^ WRS Re 430 114 with full advertising «Synopsis». Bahnonline.ch, July 20, 2018, accessed on August 7, 2018 .
  6. Collision of two freight trains near Brig: Simplon line interrupted for a long time. In: Bahnonline.ch. January 28, 2010, accessed October 15, 2018 .
  7. Flank drive on the Rhine bridge in Basel: SBB Re 4/4 III 11365 and DB BR 185 105 collided. In: Bahnonline.ch. February 28, 2013, accessed October 15, 2018 .
  8. Fabian Scheeder: SBB are shunting more locomotives . In: Swiss Railway Review . No. 8-9. Minirex, 2019, ISSN 1022-7113, S. 400.
  9. ^ Stefan Frei, Christian Ammann: News in brief . In: Railway amateur . No. 3. SVEA, 2020, ISSN 0013-2764, S. 108.