RailPictures.Net Photo: 162 RhB - Rhätische Bahn Ge 2/2 at Poschiavo, Switzerland by Georg Trüb
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» RhB - Rhätische Bahn (more..)
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» Poschiavo 
» Poschiavo, Switzerland (more..)
» February 10, 2024
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» Georg Trüb (more..)
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One of the oldest traction units in Switzerland in regular daily use, here as a shunting vehicle at Poschiavo station. The small locomotive Ge 2/2 # 162, known as the "little donkey", was built together with its sister locomotive # 161 in 1911 by SIG and Alioth as # 61 and # 62 for the then independent Bernina Railway, primarily as a lead locomotive. Both locomotives are still in regular service today and are used as shunting vehicles in Poschiavo, mainly to add or remove freight wagons (like this one with a Coop container) to the passenger trains, or also to move the track plough.
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