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For more than a century, the Swiss locomotive, multiple unit, motor coach and railcar classification system, in either its original or updated forms, has been used to name and classify the rolling stock operated on the railways of Switzerland. [1]

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AAR wheel arrangement

The AAR wheel arrangement system is a method of classifying locomotive (or unit) wheel arrangements that was developed by the Association of American Railroads.

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Airolo

Airolo (Airöö in its local dialect) is a municipality in the district of Leventina in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.

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Appenzell Railways

Appenzell Railways (Appenzeller Bahnen, AB) is a Swiss railway company with headquarters in Herisau.

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Axle load

The axle load of a wheeled vehicle is the total weight felt by the roadway for all wheels connected to a given axle.

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BDWM Transport

BDWM Transport AG is a transport company in Switzerland, which operates regional rail and bus services in the cantons of Aargau and Zürich.

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Bern–Lötschberg–Simplon railway

The Bern–Lötschberg–Simplon railway (BLS), known between 1997 and 2006 as the BLS Lötschbergbahn, was a Swiss railway company.

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Bo-Bo

B-B and Bo-Bo are the AAR and UIC classifications of wheel arrangement for railway locomotives with four axles in two individual bogies.

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Bodensee–Toggenburg railway

The Bodensee–Toggenburg railway (Bodensee–Toggenburg-Bahn) was a small 'private' (i.e. jointly owned by the cantonal and federal governments) railway which operated between Romanshorn on the Bodensee (in English, Lake Constance) via St. Gallen, Herisau, Degersheim, Wattwil, and Ebnat-Kappel to Nesslau-Neu St.

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Chemins de fer du Jura

The Chemins de fer du Jura (CJ), the railways of the Jura canton in north-western Switzerland, came about as the result of an amalgamation, in 1944, of four independent companies connecting Porrentruy to Bonfol, Saignelégier to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Glovelier to Saignelégier and Tavannes to Tramelan and Le Noirmont.

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Chemins de fer Fribourgeois Gruyère-Fribourg-Morat

The Chemin de Fer Fribourgeois, Gruyère - Fribourg - Morat (GFM) is a 1942 merger of two standard gauge and one gauge railways running mainly within the Swiss canton of Fribourg/Freiburg.

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Coco

Coco, CoCo, Co-Co, or similar can mean.

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Departmental vehicle

Departmental vehicles, also called departmental wagons or engineering vehicles, are special railway vehicles used to support the engineering functions of the railway.

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FS Class ETR 470

ETR 470 (ElettroTreno 470) is a high-speed tilting Electric Multiple Unit introduced in 1993 and produced in nine units for the ItaloSwiss firm Cisalpino.

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Gornergrat railway

The Gornergrat railway (Gornergratbahn or Gornergrat Bahn; GGB) is a mountain rack railway, located in the Swiss canton of Valais.

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Hettlingen

Hettlingen is a municipality in the district of Winterthur in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

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International Union of Railways

The UIC (Union internationale des chemins de fer) or International Union of Railways is an international rail transport industry body.

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List of railway companies in Switzerland

The following is a complete list of all standard gauge railway companies which operate routes on Swiss territory.

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List of stock used by Swiss Federal Railways

Here is an incomplete list of locomotives and multiple units used by the Swiss Federal Railways.

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Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

The Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn (MGB) is a narrow gauge railway in Switzerland.

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Pendolino

Pendolino (from Italian pendolo "pendulum", and -ino, a diminutive suffix) is an Italian family of tilting trains used in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Russian Federation, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Slovakia, Switzerland, China, Poland and shortly in Romania.

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Regionalverkehr Mittelland

Regionalverkehr Mittelland AG (RM) was a 1997 merger of.

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Rhaetian Railway Ge 4/4 III

The Rhaetian Railway Ge 4/4 III is a class of metre gauge Bo-Bo electric locomotives of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB), which is the main railway network in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland.

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Rigi Railways

Rigi Railways (Rigi-Bahnen) is a group of railways on Mount Rigi, located between two of the arms of Lake Lucerne, in Switzerland.

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Rikon

is a 1952 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Masahiro Makino.

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Rorschach–Heiden railway

The Rorschach–Heiden railway (Rorschach-Heiden-Bahn, RHB) is a railway line and former railway company in Switzerland.

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Südostbahn

The Südostbahn (Swiss South Eastern Railway) – commonly abbreviated to SOB – is a railway company and network in Switzerland.

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SBB Cargo

SBB Cargo is a subsidiary of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) specialising in railfreight and is operated as the Freight division.

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SBB-CFF-FFS A 3/5

The Swiss Class A 3/5 locomotives were built between 1902 and 1922 for the Jura–Simplon Railway, and the Gotthard Railway.

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SBB-CFF-FFS Ae 4/7

The Ae 4/7 was a universal locomotive of the Swiss Federal Railways, employing the so-called Buchli drive.

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SBB-CFF-FFS BDe 4/4 II

The BDe 4/4 II were electric multiple units ("EMUs") especially built in the 1950s for the CFF line La-Plaine - Geneva.

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SBB-CFF-FFS RABDe 500

The RABDe 500 (often nicknamed ICN for Intercity-Neigezug, German for Intercity Tilting Train, the train category for which these trains are used), is a Swiss passenger train which was introduced in 2000, in time for Expo.02 held in western Switzerland in 2002.

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SBB-CFF-FFS RABDe 8/16

The RABDe 8/16 are a consequential further development of the RABDe 12/12 multiple units used by the SBB-CFF-FFS.

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SBB-CFF-FFS RBe 540

Starting in 1959, the SBB-CFF-FFS put motored coaches of the type RBe 540 (old designation RBe 4/4) into service for push-pull operation on the Gotthard line.

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SBB-CFF-FFS Re 420

The Re 420, originally (and still widely called) Re 4/4II, series are the most common electric locomotives of the Swiss Federal Railways.

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SBB-CFF-FFS Re 450

The Re 450 is electric locomotive rolling stock which is used by Swiss Federal Railways on S-Bahn services in Zürich.

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SBB-CFF-FFS Re 460

The Re 460 (popularly known as the Lok 2000) series are modern four-axle electric locomotives of the Swiss Federal Railways.

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Sihltal Zürich Uetliberg Bahn

The Sihltal Zürich Uetliberg Bahn – commonly abbreviated to SZU – is a railway company and transport network in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.

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Swiss Federal Railways

Swiss Federal Railways (Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB), Chemins de fer fédéraux suisses (CFF), Ferrovie federali svizzere (FFS)) is the national railway company of Switzerland.

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Swiss Post

Swiss Post (La Poste suisse, La Posta Svizzera, Die Schweizerische Post, La Posta Svizra) is the postal service of Switzerland.

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Switzerland

Switzerland (Schweiz;Swiss Standard German spelling and pronunciation. The Swiss German name is sometimes spelled as Schwyz or Schwiiz. Schwyz is also the standard German (and international) name of one of the Swiss cantons. Suisse; Svizzera; Svizra or),The latter is the common Sursilvan pronunciation.

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THURBO

THURBO is a railway company in eastern Switzerland, jointly owned by Swiss Federal Railways (90%) and the canton of Thurgau.

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Track gauge

In rail transport, track gauge is the spacing of the rails on a railway track and is measured between the inner faces of the load-bearing rails.

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Transports de Martigny et Régions

The Transports de Martigny et Régions (TMR) company in the Valais canton of Switzerland operates bus and coach services and two electric railway lines.

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Transports publics Fribourgeois

The Transports Publics Fribourgeois (TPF) is a renaming of the former Chemins de fer Fribourgeois Gruyère-Fribourg-Morat when the municipal Transport en commun de Fribourg (TF) was absorbed in 2000.

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UIC classification of goods wagons

This list contains the UIC classification of goods wagons and their meanings.

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UIC classification of locomotive axle arrangements

The UIC classification of locomotive axle arrangements describes the wheel arrangement of locomotives, multiple units and trams.

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Vossloh G1700 BB

The Vossloh G1700 BB is a four axle B′B′ medium power diesel-hydraulic locomotive manufactured by Vossloh Locomotives GmbH.

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Wheel arrangement

In rail transport, a wheel arrangement or wheel configuration is a system of classifying the way in which wheels are distributed under a locomotive.

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Whyte notation

The Whyte notation for classifying steam locomotives by wheel arrangement was devised by Frederick Methvan Whyte and came into use in the early twentieth century, encouraged by an editorial in American Engineer and Railroad Journal (December 1900).

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0-6-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 0-6-0 represents the wheel arrangement of no leading wheels, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles, and no trailing wheels.

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0-8-4

"0-8-4" is the second episode of the first season of the American television series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division), a fictional peacekeeping and spy agency in a world populated with superheroes and numerous supernatural phenomena.

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2-6-4

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, a locomotive has two leading wheels, six coupled driving wheels and four trailing wheels.

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2-6-6-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, a is a locomotive with one pair of unpowered leading wheels, followed by two sets of three pairs of powered driving wheels, and one pair of trailing wheels.

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2-8-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 2-8-0 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles, and no trailing wheels.

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2-8-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle, also usually in a trailing truck.

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4-6-2

In the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading bogie, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle, usually in a trailing truck.

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4-8-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading truck, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles, and no trailing wheels.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_locomotive_and_railcar_classification

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