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RhB: first Ge 4/4 II withdrawn

Martin Baumann
 
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On 14.05.2019 628 hit a rockslide near Tavanasa-Breil/Brigels in the Surselva area. After inspection at Landquart repair was costed at over 1 Million franks and take around 18 months. As a result the loco has been withdrawn and will be scrapped after reusable parts have been removed.

Coach A 1231 has also been withdrawn, AB 1569 will be repaired

Guerbetaler
 

Am 10.08.2019 um 12:11 schrieb Martin Baumann:
As a result the loco has been withdrawn and will be scrapped after
reusable parts have been removed.
Ge 4/4 II might disappear earlier than usual for RhB locomotives. Reason is their electrical gear with thyristors. Unlike other RhB motive power, these locomotives don't have regenerative brakes, only rheostatic brakes. This results in an energy consumption that is 40% higher than with other locomotives.

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