Re 485Data Photographed Locomotive
Road number: 011-1
Name: Weil am RheinOperation
Years of construction: 1999-2005
Road numbers (UIC): BLS Re 485 001-020
Quantity built: 377
Quantity (BLS): 20
Application: mainly freight trafficTechnical data
Vehicle type: Bombardier TRAXX 140AC
Manufacturer: Bombardier Transportation
Wheel arrangement: Bo'Bo'
Top speed: 140 kph
Continuous power: 4'200 kW
Hourly rating: 5'600 kW
Starting Tractive effort: 300 kN
Power system: 15 kV 16,7 Hz AC / 25 kV 50 Hz AC
Gauge: 1435 mm
Brakes: Knorr brake (Disc brake), elctric brakes
Drive system: cannon boxMass and weight
Length over buffer: 18'900 mm
Width: 2'980 mm
Weight: 84 tOther
Special Features: The most used locomotive type in central Europe
Owner: BLS Cargo AG (Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon Bahn)
Operator: BLS Cargo AG (Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon Bahn)
Precursor: Re 465
Location: Roggwil-Wynau, Switzerland
Note: Bombardier TRAXX is a modular product platform of electric and Diesel-electric mainline locomotives built by Bombardier Transportation, built in both freight and passenger variants. The first version was a dual voltage AC locomotive built from 2000 for German railways; later versions include DC versions, as well as quadruple voltage machines, able to operate on most European electrification schemes: 1.5/3.0 kV DC and 15/25 kV AC. The family was expanded to include diesel powered versions in 2006. Elements common to all variants include the steel bodyshells, the two bogies with two powered axles each, the three-phase asynchronous induction motors, the cooling exhausts on the roof edges, and the wheel disc brakes.
The TRAXX brand name itself was introduced in 2003. The acronym stands for Transnational Railway Applications with eXtreme fleXibility. Locomotives were primarily made for the railways of Germany, with orders coming from other European countries including France, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Spain and Hungary.
__.__.2004 delivered to BLS Cargo AG, Bern [CH] "485 011-1 [Name: "Weil am Rhein"] [NVR-Number: 91 85 4485 011-1 CH-BLSC]
08.06.2004 in service [sub type CH/D]
23.04.2008 Taufe "Weil am Rhein"