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Clean 'n' Oil the Crocodile by SwissTrain Clean 'n' Oil the Crocodile by SwissTrain
I thought in difference to the daily stuff you see from me I’ll upload some nice classic electro trains which I caught at the depotfest in Olten. The depotfest was because SBB Historic equiped most of their classic electro locomotives (and one diesel) with the latest train safety system called ETM S21 M. And now here they come.

Ce 6/8II “Crocodile“

Type: Gotthard freight-train locomotive
Producer: SLM, MFO
Build date: 1919-1922, (No. 14253 1919)
Quantity built: 33
Rejection: 1968-1986
Fabrication Number: 2673
Number Photographed Train: 14253
Operating Weight: 128 tons
Swiss Axis Formula: (1’C)(C1’)
Length over buffers: 19.4 meters
Power: 1'650 kW
Top Speed: 65 kph
Home: Switzerland
Owner: SBB Historic
Former Operator: SBB CFF FFS
Operator: SBB Historic

Location: Olten, Canton Solothurn, Switzerland

Note: One of the oldest operating Swiss electric locomotives, built 1919! Yes that's right she is the oldest electric locomotive still in service, ad yes she was built 1919! I think it's rather unique to have a such old lady still working!

At the beginning of the 1920’s the „electric revolution“ began in Switzerland and many parts of the railsystem where electrified. So many new requiremnts came for new locomotives.

Here the official requirement specifications, from the SBB for the new Gotthard-freight-locomotive:
She had to do the distance between Goldau and Chiasso twice in 28 hours with 15 minutes standing time at the endstations an 860 tons freight. On the route Bellinzona-Chiasso she had to pull 625 tons alone. On a ramp with 26‰ acclivity she has to pull 430 tons with 35 kph, 300 tons with 50 kph. With 10‰ acclivity she has to pull 300 tons with 60 kph. She must accelerate in 4 minutes to 50 kph with 300 tons.

The Crocodiles replaced the only 3-6 years old steam locomotives of type C 5/6 "elefant"
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tracks147 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I drove a train like that on trainz simulator 2009
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GlennFresch Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're making me long for my O scale model of this loco to arrive!
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
naa, you can look at the pictures :)
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CharukuNova Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very wonderful shot i love these engines.
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Thanks, I too like them, to see them in movement is even more stunning
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CharukuNova Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree all the moving parts and rods and stuff just moving almost perfectly.
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Here we are lucky to still have three oberating locomotives, of whom the oldest is thisone (built 1919)
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CharukuNova Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow you are lucky. ^^
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SwissTrain Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
yes we are fortunate that the SBB (SFR, Swiss Federal Railway) has a divison called SBB Historic which preservs locomotives for the future
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CharukuNova Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
to bad the rail roads here in the U.S. don't do that if there is preserved engines its muesiums and privet owner that do so.
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