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BLS Ae 015 205 by SwissTrain BLS Ae 015 205 by SwissTrain
Ae 6/8, Ae 015

Type: First rod-engine free locomotive
Producer: Breda, SAAS (1st serie) SLM, SAAS (2nd serie)
Build date: 1926-1931 (1st serie) 1939 (2nd serie)
Quantity: 3 (8 built)
Number Photographed Train: Ae 015 205
Number after UIC: Ae 015 201-208
Number Classic: Ae 6/8 201-204 (1st serie) Ae 6/8 205-208 (2nd serie)
Weight: 140 tons
Swiss Axis Formula: (1íCo)(Coí1)
Length over buffers: 20.26 meters
Power: 4'415 kW
Top Speed: 100 kph
Home: Switzerland
Owner: BLS
Operator: BLS

Location: Canton Bern, Switzerland

Note: The first BLS Ae 6/8 where built between 1926-1931, the reason was that they had to replace the 13 years old Be 5/7 which werenít capable of dealing with the growing traffic. The BLS decided to make a new development, cause they wanted to get ride of the rod engine. The Ae 6/8 were at their time the most powerful locomotives in the world. The second serie was very modern for itís time, she had a top speed of 90 kph, had a seat and the first security system integra-signum. From the 8 built Ae 6/8 only 3 are still existing, No. 205 is operated by the BLS historic division, in 2008 she came back after full restoration, she is often used for nostalgic voyages, she was one of the many highlights at the 100th anniversary of the Ramsei-Sumiswald-Huttwil Bahn. No.206 and 208 are property of the classic rail.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I like that rounded cab!
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a really neat old engine, and I hope to see it whenever I happen to visit Switzerland.
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Hopefully you get lucky there are two of these operated by historic groups
(Sorry that it took 3 years to answer :D)
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's OK--thanks!  It might take a while to save up, but I will visit when I get the chance.
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Excellent capture! :thumbsup:
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Thank you very much!
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
A pleasure Sandro, as always ;)
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Excellent!
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TheMightyQuinn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A beauty!
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Yep she definitely is!
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captain89 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ace shot
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thanks :clap:
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Wordworker Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Solid shot! :)
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thanks
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