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Famous Electrics: the Swiss Crocodiles
The classic and classy electric "Crocodiles" of the Swiss SBB-CFF. They are the real ones that deserve the Crocodile nickname – Krokodil in German.
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Photo ID: 336855

"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)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: De 6/6
Location: Erstfeld, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 15301, 14253
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 05, 2010


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Sep 05, 2010

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Photo ID: 334575

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)

Railroad: SBB Historic
Locomotive: SBB Ce 6/8I
Location: Erstfeld, Switzerland
Locomotive #: SBB 14201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 07, 2010


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By: SwissTrip

Added: Aug 13, 2010

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Photo ID: 323949

"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)

Railroad: SBB Historic
Locomotive: Ce 6/8 II
Location: Olten, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 14253
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2010


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 11, 2010

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Photo ID: 321845

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)

Railroad: SBB Historic
Locomotive: Ce 6/8 II
Location: Erstfeld, Switzerland
Locomotive #: SBB 14270
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 17, 2010


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By: SwissTrip

Added: Apr 23, 2010

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Photo ID: 321407

"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 Withdrawn in 1969, the locomotive in on display in front of the large service building in Erstfeld si...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)

Railroad: SBB Historic
Locomotive: Ce 6/8 II
Location: Erstfeld, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 14270
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 18, 2010


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Apr 19, 2010

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Photo ID: 316918

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)

Railroad: SBB Historic
Locomotive: Ce 6/8 II
Location: Wassen, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 14253
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 22, 2004


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Mar 11, 2010

Views: 7,150
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Photo ID: 316851

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)

Railroad: SBB Historic
Locomotive: Ce 6/8 II
Location: Erstfeld, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 14253
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 06, 2010


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Mar 10, 2010

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Photo ID: 291696

Taking care of the running gear of old electrics looked much like doing the same on steam engines

Railroad: SBB
Locomotive: Ce6/8 II
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Locomotive #: SBB 14278
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 11, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jul 24, 2009

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Photo ID: 290762

The old and the new

Railroad: SBB
Locomotive: Ce 6/8 II
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Locomotive #: SBB 14278
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 11, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jul 15, 2009

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Photo ID: 290637

Leaving the last cut of cars go over the top of the hump

Railroad: SBB
Locomotive: Ce 6/8 II
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Locomotive #: SBB 14276
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 11, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jul 14, 2009

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Photo ID: 290625

A crocodile pushes a cut over the hump at Basel Muttenz Yard, right behind the main yard tower.

Railroad: SBB
Locomotive: Ce 6/8 II
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Locomotive #: SBB 14276
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 11, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jul 14, 2009

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Photo ID: 290533

At the end of their career, some Swiss Crocodiles were demoted to shunting services and modified for accommodating shunting crews.

Railroad: SBB
Locomotive: Ce 6/8 II
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Locomotive #: SBB 14276
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 11, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jul 13, 2009

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Photo ID: 289843

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.

Railroad: SBB
Locomotive: Be 6/8
Location: Thurbenthal, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 13255
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 04, 1978


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By: Brian Stephenson

Added: Jul 07, 2009

Views: 5,118
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Photo ID: 288565

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)

Railroad: SBB Historic
Locomotive: Ce 6/8 II
Location: Gurtnellen, Switzerland
Locomotive #: SBB 14253
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August, 1981


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jun 25, 2009

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Photo ID: 286513

An old "crocodile" is on display at the Erstfeld depot

Railroad: SBB
Locomotive: Ce 6/8
Location: Erstfeld, Switzerland
Locomotive #: U/K
Train ID: U/K
Photo Date: May 22, 2009


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By: Michael Kreiser

Added: Jun 06, 2009

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