In 1921 – 100 years ago – the first RhB Crocodiles, the class Ge 6/6 I electric locomotives, were delivered by SLM in Winterthur. With a performance of 800 kilowatts / 1,072 horsepower and a maximum speed of 55 km/h / 34 mph, these 66 metric ton locomotives fully satisfied the requirements of the times so that 15 units all total were built. Starting in the Eighties, they were replaced by newer locomotives so that currently only 2 units – however very well maintained units – are used pulling special trains. They are also used in regular operation pulling historic cars.
The locomotive has a prototypical paint and lettering scheme for Era VI, road number 415 as a locomotive still currently exists. The locomotive is driven by two powerful Bühler motors. Traction tires. The locomotive has an mfx/DCC sound decoder with many light and sound functions. The pantographs are powered by servomotors and can be raised and lowered in digital operation. The locomotive has many fine details on the superstructures and running gear. The cab doors can be opened.
Length over the buffers 56 cm / 22-1/16″.
The 30341 and 30342 passenger cars, the 43814 boxcar, and the 36658 set with 2 parlor cars are available to go with this locomotive. A train can be assembled with these cars and the locomotive such as can be seen currently in use on a regular basis on the RhB network.