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    Elefant

    Quote Originally Posted by Kay Pirinha View Post
    Note that steam loco's driver cabin on the sleeve. Is there any identifyable plate that tells the class? Ok, the tender is already missing, so supposedly the boiler is cold...

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    It seems to be a Swiss "C 5/6" called "Elefant". It was usually used for the Gotthard route. Swiss Railway changed very early (in the 50ies) to electrical engines, because Switzerland has no coal resources. My father was SBB engine driver and had to move this "Elefant" and the electrical "Krokodil". You see, in Switzerland those huge engines had names of wild and furious animals. We also had "Tigerli" and "Habersack" (the smaller ones).
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    The SBB electric locos of classes Ce6/8 II and Ce6/8 III are common to me as »Krokodil« (= crocodile), due to their 3-parted, articulated frames that make them look like crocodiles when travelling through narrow S-shaped curves.

    Due to the slanted side walls, the steam loco driver's cab on that sleeve recall standardized German ones that were built from 1925 to 1945 (»Einheitslokomotiven«), maybe even a 5/6 (or 2-10 in US) of classes 44 or 50. Didn't the C5/6 have straight sides?

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    Agreed

    Quote Originally Posted by Kay Pirinha View Post
    The SBB electric locos of classes Ce6/8 II and Ce6/8 III are common to me as »Krokodil« (= crocodile), due to their 3-parted, articulated frames that make them look like crocodiles when travelling through narrow S-shaped curves.

    Due to the slanted side walls, the steam loco driver's cab on that sleeve recall standardized German ones that were built from 1925 to 1945 (»Einheitslokomotiven«), maybe even a 5/6 (or 2-10 in US) of classes 44 or 50. Didn't the C5/6 have straight sides?

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    Agreed. Gut beobachtet!
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