[CH] Stadler electric outshopped!
On 19.12.2007, SBB announced an order for 21 electric shunting locomotives, to be delivered from July 2009 into 2010. Stadler Winterthur AG has developed the two-axle units for the SBB of which the first one is outshopped this month. Its designation is Ee 922 and these machines will be based in Basel, Bern, Biel, Brig, Chur, Luzern, St. Gallen and Zürich, where they will be used for shunting activities for passenger services around these stations. Until the end of 2009, the Ee 922 001 will be tested and evaluated, and Stadler will built another five machines. In 2010 the remaining 15 units will be delivered. - SBB
The Ee 922 has a Bo wheel configuration and 612 kW duration power. Its top speed is 100 kph. It weighs 44 tonnes and its traction effort goes up to 120 kN. - JMA
The concept of an electric shunter is very unique in Europe nowadays, which makes the Ee 922 a remarkable product. Our thanks goes out to Georg Trüb, for letting us publish his pictures.