"Seetal-crocodile" De 6/6 15301 (right) came to Erstfeld this day with a charter special from Brugg (AG), where it is based. The 0-6-0+0-6-0 locomotive is similar to the Ee 3/3 shunting locs, in f... (more)
The Ce 6/8 II 14253 is pulling the inoperable Ce 6/8 I out of depot for moving the wheels. The Ce 6/8 I is a unique example, as it was ordered as a test unit only. No further production was planne... (more)
"Crocodile" Ce 6/8 II 14253 from Erstfeld, on a visit in Olten on the occasion of the depot festival, is passed by a live steam model of HG 2/3 6 of Steam Railway Furka mountain section (Dampfbahn... (more)
The 33 locos of the Ce 6/8 II lot had been delivered as no. 14251 to 14283 in the years 1921-1922. They had been equipped with their typical bar-drive with a flywheel at the outer end to reduce vi... (more)
"Crocodile" Ce 6/8 II 14270 was built in 1921 by SLM and BBC for the Gotthard line of the SBB. Withdrawn in 1969, the locomotive in on display in front of the large service building in Erstfeld si... (more)
Crocodile in the classic brown color with a special train of 1930' vintage cars for action pictures for the film "Mein Name ist Eugen" in the Wattinger curve below Wassen on the northern ascent to... (more)
The classic "Crocodile" locomotive Ce 6/8 II 14253 in traditional brown color was built in 1919 by SLM and MFO for the newly electrified Gotthard route, she was in regular service till 1976, the l... (more)
Taking care of the running gear of old electrics looked much like doing the same on steam engines
The old and the new
Leaving the last cut of cars go over the top of the hump
A crocodile pushes a cut over the hump at Basel Muttenz Yard, right behind the main yard tower.
At the end of their career, some Swiss Crocodiles were demoted to shunting services and modified for accommodating shunting crews.
A Swiss Krokodil in normal service hauling the 17.00 pick-up freight from Bauma to Winterthur shortly before the last of these venerable locos were withdrawn from normal service.
Crocodile, the real one! This is the historic "Krokodil" loc Ce 6/8 II 14253 together with another historic nicety, the Be4/6 12320. On this picture, they participate in the Gotthard Line 100 year... (more)
An old "crocodile" is on display at the Erstfeld depot